3 March 2009

We're Only Gonna Die

Before you continue reading, please visit Nic and Cabin and look at their photos!! Awesome.

So, I went with a Bad Religion title today (surprise, surprise). Really, I wanted to call it "The Plan: v93287429.90" but you know, that's a bit... numbery.

Ahh yes, I have another plan. But this is a fall-back plan of sorts, and one I hope will never need to come to fruition. Currently, the desired chain of events is as follows:

1. Apply for Medicine at the University of Auckland under the Graduate Entrance scheme (luckily for me, two people apply for each available place, as opposed to the seven who apply for each undergraduate position).
2. Be accepted. Quite possibly the most important stage...
3. Graduate in *gasp* 2014. Does your cellphone even go that far into the future in calendar mode? Because I'm not sure that mine does.
4. Upon graduating, assume a career in some sort of medicine, preferably oncology or infectious diseases.

That's best case scenario. It could go all awry at bulletpoint #2, which is why I'm setting up damage control.

I wonder if Nayuha's house actually
looks like this?

In the case that I do not get selected for Medicine, well then, after laying on my bathroom floor in a frivolous ballgown à la Izzie from Grey's Anatomy for a few days, I'm going to go to Japan.

I know, I know. You've heard it all before (you actually will have, if you're a longtime reader). But this time I have a real, bona fide, solid idea as to how I'm going to get there, and what I'm going to do once I'm living in a little house like the above picture. (Yeah, I do realise it's not actually a house).

I investigated working in Japan via the STA Travel 
I learnt there that with my degree (even though it's got nothing to do with English, or teaching), that I can earn money for teaching English in schools. Quite a substantial amount of money. Not that money is really a drawcard, but living in Japan is.

My plan may well end up looking like this:
1. Apply for Medicine at the University of Auckland under the Graduate Entrance scheme.
2. Be declined.
3. Lay on bathroom floor for several days.
4. Pay for, and begin "i-to-i" English language teaching training.
5. Apply to teach English in Japan.
6. Move to Japan, teach English, live with Nayuha in a small, zen-like building. (Zen-like? Is that even close to being gramatically correct?)
7. Live in eternal happiness.

Okay, so maybe #7 is taking things a bit far, but what do we think? I'm happy with my plan, and if things don't pan out (as they tend not to, in my life), well... just look at the post title for inspiration.

To that end, I have serious intentions of cycling to school tomorrow, so I REALLY want to sleep before I turn into a pumpkin at midnight. Is that how the story goes?

She's not sure either.


  1. Wow that is a detailed plan! Are you leaving room for frivolous fun in there?

  2. Of course!!! Japan will pretty much be frivolous fun 24/7. Okay, maybe not quite...