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Ended Aug 18, 2014
To all my friends and family: As most of you know, I’m leaving in about 3 weeks to teach English in Japan. I found out a couple of weeks ago that I will need to take about $2,500 USD with me to begin my time there. I find that with the school ... More ...

To all my friends and family:

As most of you already know, I'm leaving in 3 weeks to teach English in Japan!  Unfortunately, I found out a few weeks ago that I would need to take about $2,500 with me to survive until I start getting paid (on top of the $300 I'll be spending on random fees and baggage charges in the first day or two that I'm in Tokyo).

With school loans and other normal monthly bills, the limited time I have left before departure is not enough to raise the money.  So with great apprehension I agreed to give this a shot!

I'm asking for your help!  Help me eat, pay bills, and establish my life in Japan for my first month there!

I'm coming up with more and more "perks" or awards for donations, so keep checking back.  No matter how large or small the donation, I'm so grateful for any help you can give!  If you have a good idea for a perk, let me know!

My thanks go out to all those who have already been instrumental in getting me this far.  Your continued support humbles me greatly.  Sending you all my love as I travel to Japan and begin this new journey.

I'll miss you all, but I know I'll see you again one day.


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I'll Send You a Postcard!
  • 1 claimed
I'll send you a minimum of (1) postcard from Japan.

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Skype Voucher
  • 1 claimed
The "Skype Voucher" is good for 1 Skype conversation (video and/or audio), redeemable at any moment of your choosing. Accounting for preparation, sleep, or issues with time difference, conversation with be scheduled within 24 hours of notice.
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Receive a Copy of My First Book of Poems
  • 2 claimed
My first collection of poems is a chapbook entitled "The Universe Is Listening, Intently" and was published in 2011. If you haven't already received a copy of the book, I'll send one to you!

Please message me your address upon claiming this perk!
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Your Name in My English Lessons
  • 1 claimed
I'll use your name in my English lesson plans!
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See Me Karaoke
  • 2 claimed
I will personally record a minimum of (1) drunken video of myself singing karaoke in Japan and message it to you on Snapchat, Skype, Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube.
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Audio Recording
  • 0 claimed
Give me any statement whatsoever, long or short, and I'll record myself reading it then send you a digital copy!
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Selfies With Strangers
  • 1 claimed
I'll take selfies with a minimum of (5) strangers and tag you in the posts!
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I'll Read to You
  • 2 claimed
It's pretty simple. I'll read to you.
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Surf My Couch!
  • 2 claimed
I'll host you and up to (1) other guest in my apartment in Japan for a minimum of (5) days! This includes picking you up from Kansai International Airport, showing you around, helping you shop at the supermarket, and introducing you to my favorite spots in Kansai.
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I'll Write You A Poem
  • 1 claimed
It might be incredible.

(Also comes with 5 Skype Vouchers. Bonus.)
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Get one of my favorite pairs, fresh and clean
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