Christmas is a time to spend with family and friends. Back home, lights adorn the streets and shops. Houses are nestled amidst the faze of cold winter…… Read more “Christmas Abroad”
One of Xuzhou’s main attractions is Yunlong Mountain. For westerners, the mountain is more of a scenic hill. It overlooks the lake and maintains a quaint charm.…… Read more “Yunlong Mountain”
The Zoo Coffee is popular among the Chinese, and I can see why. It’s a relaxing place for adults and children. Inside, there’s a modern take on…… Read more “Zoo Coffee”
Chaing Mai was a whirl wind adventure. The trip was spur of the moment and only for a short weekend. I had only been back maybe a…… Read more “Things To Do In Chiang Mai”
How many of you admit you’re chunky? Maybe have a few extra pounds? How many of you call yourself fat? How many of you don’t like talking…… Read more “My Fat Ass In Thailand”
Before visiting Thailand, you need to update a lot of your vaccinations. You can do it when you arrive or before you leave. Doing it in Thailand…… Read more “Vaccinations for Thailand”
Situated atop the Doi Suthep Mountain in Northern Thailand, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is one of the most cherished temples in Northern Thailand. Built in 1386,…… Read more “Wat Phra That Doi Suthep “
Teaching abroad isn’t going to be like what you expected. There will be ups and downs. You’ll feel as if you’re failing all the time. What you think is best for your kids is sometimes impossible to carry out due to the culture.
The one way I’ve been able to release some of the built up stress is writing to my grandparents. They don’t always have access to their emails or Facebook, so the old fashioned letter writing works best. It’s something which needs to come back. There’s more personality to it, and a greater sense of connection.
Here is one of the many letters I have sent back home about how it it’s actually like teaching in Thailand.
As a kid, I contemplated becoming a teacher. I played with toy animals teaching them and my little brother. It’s what thought I wanted to do, but…… Read more “It Takes One Semester”
Last Thursday was Scout Day at the school. I never knew how prevalent it was until I came here. To be honest, I didn’t even fathom Thailand…… Read more “Scout Day at School”
When you’re in front of a class teaching so many things run through your head. They don’t want to be here. Their body is here, but their…… Read more “Reality of Being a Teacher”
You don’t realize how much you miss something or how much it was a part of you until you taste it once again after several months. Okay,…… Read more “Cure-All Answer: Tea”
Last week, I had to think of a quick activity to do with my kids for 21st Century class. We’ve played hangman, red light / green light,…… Read more “21st Century Learning”
Teaching… it’s a love / hate relationship. Some days you’re amazed you’re kids are understanding so much material. Then the next day, it all comes crashing down…… Read more “Teaching Abroad… Love / Hate Relationship”
Here’s the new 2018 Thailand calendar to start your year off right! I know… sounds like every other person selling a calendar doesn’t it? Well, all proceeds…… Read more “New 2018 Thailand Calendar!”
The Hangover was always a silly movie. Never understood why people would do such stupid things or how they could even find shit like they did in…… Read more “One Night in Bangkok”
When I first told people that I was coming to Thailand they automatically said how wonderful the food was. They raved about Pad Thai and all the…… Read more “Love Hate Relationship With Thai Food”
Where do I start? The spicy? The sweet? Or the spicy? Thailand seems to have two extremes: spicy or sweet. There’s hardly a time when anything is…… Read more “Food in Thailand”
I haven’t had much time to sit down and write. Well… I have, but I’ve chosen to go out and have a social life. I haven’t had…… Read more “Photos of Thailand”
Education is taken seriously in Thailand. They push their students further each year. Children begin learning English at a young age now, and some schools have programs…… Read more “Getting Ready to Teach (Visiting School and Documentation)”