James Harden on the drama leading up to his departure from Houston: "I apologize for how it went down, but I guess I had to do what I had to do in order to get where I wanted to go. ... It ended up the right way. I just didn’t like how that month or two played out." https://twitter.com/espn_macmahon/status/1360266135124516868?s=21
I'm on an overstay since 2019 (yes I know I'm a stupid idiot, baka, fool, etc, not making any excuses) and thought I would document the process here for future reference to the subreddit. Using a throwaway but can DM Mods proof if you need it. This is more for people who want to use the departure order system instead of getting deported and hopefully can be good advice for anyone who was as nervous or scared as I am about the process.
TLDR; nothing but positive things to say about the staff at the immigration center. If you want to go home but are scared of the process, they understand and are there to facilitate you leaving as soon as possible. It feels like detention is the last thing they want to impose on you. This is the first step in the process for me and I have to reappear at the immigration center in a couple of weeks.
Decided I want to go home. Currently have an expired visa and expired passport. Western Country.
Took the plunge and went in to the local immigration bureau today. Was shitting bricks as I walked in. Took a taxi as I've heard police are stalking all the subways and it's easy to get an ID check.
First went to the second floor information center, they were perfectly lovely and took me upstairs where I met with who I can only assume is a case officer.
My Japanese is okay-ish, so we spoke in kantan nihongo. For what I couldn't understand, they had translation devices that they spoke in to and it spat out the English. The officer I spoke with was absolutely lovely, patient with my broken Japanese and and spoke slowly so I could understand clearly. He first asked me what I was originally doing in Japan, then asked whether me coming today was to leave or to apply for permission to stay.
After confirming that I want to leave, he brought out a sheet of paper explaining the difference between the departure order system and kept emphasizing that coming in and declaring the stay was a good first step. It clearly showed that the re-entry ban was one year instead of five and had a big X through the detention step to emphasize that you won't be detained through departure orders. The process is Declaring your stay -> X Detention X -> Hearing -> Final Decision -> either leave or get detained based on the final decision.
He then had me fill in a form to start the process, which asked for Nationality, Name, DOB, Occupation, Entry Date, Reason for Coming to Japan, Reason for Overstaying, Reason for Declaring Stay, and sign and fin... keep reading on reddit ➡
I know most people here must know what really happened but I didn’t so I’m just glad to hear it from the guy himself. So i just listened to him on Whitney Cummings’ podcast “Good for You”, and he says that Andy was really supposed to marry Haley but due to scheduling conflict, they had to terminate the story line. Just sad cause I thought Andy was perfect for Haley...
I recently made a video that discussed (among other things) MindMed's association with Departures Capital, a self-admitted pump and dump promotor. (video is here: https://www.reddit.com/r/MindMedInvestorsClub/comments/m00y3v/mindmed_deep_dive_jr_rahn_lsd_nasdaq_uplisting/)
Some people in the comments suggested that I message MindMed and ask for clarification on the relationship between them and Departures. So I did. Screenshot of what I sent is below. We shall see what they say.
If things have gone sour but you think they're on shaky ground, hold your nerve and stay the course. Your future self will thank you for it.
Edit: Lots of debate about whether you are getting fired, laid off, terminated, fired for cause, or whatever. The point is: you don't make your situation better by quitting right before they fire you. Their documentation will be the same: terminated for xyz.
Edit2: The 'severance package' might amount to just securing a supportive reference for your next job.
Due to this year's schedule solely consisting of divisional games and the shuffling of teams around various divisions, this season has had quite a different taste so far compared to previous years. We've gotten to see our teams play lots of games against opponents we're not used to seeing that often as well as not getting to see teams that we're accustomed to playing. How has that felt for you all so far?
Obviously for the Caps, our divisional foes didn't change too much as we only gained Boston and Buffalo while losing Carolina and Columbus. I haven't missed the Canes and Jackets too much, not because of spite but because most years the storylines in the Metro Division have revolved around the Washington-Pittsburgh-Philly-New York rivalries. I haven't followed the Canes super closely but it's been kinda fun seeing them having competitive series with the Florida teams which has felt pretty natural to me.
Boston has been a quality addition to the division as we all expected, though ultimately none of their games against this division have had the same luster and drama as their biggest rivalries with Toronto and Tampa usually do. Buffalo meanwhile is a clear downgrade from both Carolina and Columbus.
> Celtics CEO and Governor, Wyc Grousbeck says Kyrie Irving's departure is one of the main reasons for Boston's struggles this year.
idk this is a strange statement to me. Kyrie hasn't been on the team in 2 years, so why even bring him up? obviously the kemba injury and losing Hayward play a much bigger role in their struggles this season than losing Kyrie 2 years ago.
I’d just like to say, and would like it if MR fans (as I’ve been before) would be honest with themselves: Sam treated Jamie really, really poorly throughout the years. When you bring this up, some fans who disagree with her politics with argue her points, but that’s wholly irrelevant to what I’m talking about. He made the choice to hire her and out her on mic and then acted very condescendingly to her for years, before and after the infamous blow-up. This is one thing among friends and quite another when it’s an employee and a boss who holds immense power over the employee’s life.
Frankly, Sam’s treatment of Jamie for years is a textbook example of microaggressions and I hope he does some serious soul-searching about it. I’m glad she finally left because it made me deeply uncomfortable to watch it happen over and over and over again. He’s a broadcasting pro and knows how to express disagreement while foregrounding love and respect. Instead, he went out of his way to nitpick and pedantically needle her whenever she did what was ostensibly part of what he hired her to do. I don’t fault anyone for enjoying the show, I enjoyed it for a long time too. But Sam failed his audience and definitely failed her.
I don't know how to do timestamps. Wolf doesnt mention by name but chat did I guess but its obviously Hafu lobby.
1:58 - Wolf cries about what happened yesterday referring to when Hafu yelled at her the day prior (in apparently not the LG if someone else wants to be technical for some reason)
2:11 - Wolf states this isnt the first incident and how she constantly tries to better herself
2:15 - Wolf has felt left out for a while. Some in chat say Dumbdog feels similarly but I have no evidence for that.
2:18 - Wolf was the original one who suggested Valorant and they said no. A week later they have their own Valorant lobbies without her. For people saying you shouldnt be entitled to an invitation - if you suggested a restaurant and your friends all said ew no but then went without you wouldnt you be hurt
2:21 - Wolf has tried to talk and initiate playing with Hafu but they dont include her and reject her. She likes to play with lobbies for the people bc she enjoys playing with them.
2:23 - Wolf asks chat not to fight for her and tries to have them not send hate.
2:26 - Wolf has tried to talk and resolve the conflicts multiple times yet the issues persist.
2:27 - Wolf says Dumbdog plays stardew and is more invited to Valorant and more included than she is. But she doesnt want to invalidate him either.
2:29 - Wolf mentions how she mentioned Valorant first and they played without her.
2:30 - Wolf reads a comment specifically about Hafu. She thinks Hafu is a great person but there are many other things. Hafu shouting at her wasnt acceptable and she is in her feelings. Wolf mentions Hafu formally by name and the issue.
I'm gonna stop here but if people want to discuss and since people dont watch Wolf - here are the timestamps so I don't get gaslit lmao jk but people can discuss it with evidence