Working at a Taiwanese Kindergarten | The Ugly

Can it really get worse than admin work?— yes it can. Kindergarten ain’t always sunshine and lollipops, it’s got an ugly mean side. Let’s begin with the germs and the filth: almost every week one of my students was sick and still at school. In Asia they wear masks when they have a cough to […]

Working at a Taiwanese Kindergarten | The Bad

I like to start with the good things about working with small children in a foreign country; so check the previous post to know everything good. The Bad Not everyday was fun and games, actually some days were down right challenging. I did not bite off more than I could chew, but more than I […]

Working at a Taiwanese Kindergarten | The Good

If you don’t know by now then you haven’t been reading, but that’s okay. For the past year I was teaching ESL at a Taiwanese kindergarten and it has been quite the year. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into! But during the school year I have experienced a whole lot and now […]

Spring has sprung

It is finally that time of year when I can leave the apartment on the weekends. I can go outside again, smell the flowers, see the colors and enjoy the sunshine. The Taiwanese winter has come to a close. Although I’ve been told we may get those occasional bouts of cold, the temperature should be on […]

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years

2016 was actually one of the best years in my life! I was travelling, working and meeting some interesting people. I’ve done things I would never have done before and tried my best to be adventurous. But now it is over and it’s 2017, whoa! Time is moving too fast, now I have to think about what I’m […]

Blissfully Alone in a New Country

Recently I was speaking with my trainer (I’ll give you a post about that) when he asked me if I’ve made any friends at the gym. I said no and he asked, “Why don’t you talk to the foreigners?” I said, “Because they’re strangers”. He said, “is it hard for you to make friends?”  “No” […]

Learning to Fly | Part Two

Teaching aside, let me update you on my experience in the country thus far—not bad. I came at a good time, so I missed the excruciating heat of July and early August. Yes, there have been typhoons, the first didn’t affect me and the city, the second came through with high winds and rain and […]

Learning to Fly | Part One

Its official I’m here. I’ve been here for over a month and now I have my paperwork to establish that I’m legally allowed to be here. As you know from my last post I’m starting a new adventure. Well it’s been quite something these last few weeks and as people have been telling me it’s […]

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