Mishele Moment | Ticket Fiasco

Way back in April my friend and I planned our European summer adventure. A fast paced, multi city tour, multi country sojourn which was setting up to be quite the adventure. We purchased flight tickets* and made our hotel accommodations, then set a countdown and continued on with work/life. August 14 The highly anticipated departure […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Big Chop

The title says it all I cut my hair—but why? I had been growing my locs for almost 6 years (would have been official in October). But recently I started to become rather annoyed with them. What was becoming irksome was the maintenance necessary to have beautiful healthy locs. Anyone who’s ever had locs, or […]

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