General, Travel

Observing the madness

As you know, I am currently teaching in Thailand. If you don’t know, where have you been and what have you been reading?! AYC, the company that employs Jade and I, sent the dreaded ‘we’re coming to observe your lesson’ this weekend. Of course they said they would turn up on my busiest day – Tuesday – when I have no time to sit and talk to them. Well, they said they were coming on Tuesday, then rocked up a day early. Continue reading “Observing the madness”

General, Travel, University

I touch the future. I teach.

I don’t know whether you have ever looked for a specific quote on the internet, or for a quote about a theme you are interested in, and experienced the shear amount of brilliant, eccentric, and sometimes downright nonsensical waffle that people have come up with over the past [insert generically long time-frame here] years. I’ve had difficulty coming up with a title for this post, and so I decided to look up quotes about teaching, and it reminded me just how many of these sorts of quotes relate to knowledge, learning, education, and therefore teaching. Continue reading “I touch the future. I teach.”

General, Travel

Have Yourself a Thai Christmas

December is well and truly here. It has rained, it’s gone cold*, and the Christmas decorations have gone up. Despite being half way around the world. I’ve received some Christmas cards from family, which has been lovely, some of which have turned out to be advent calendars (thanks Gran and Auntie B), so the whole place is beginning to feel a lot more festive.

*It’s only about 27 degrees this week, so, erm….cold. Continue reading “Have Yourself a Thai Christmas”

General, Travel, University

Back to the Future

Before I left to travel, before I graduated University, before I chose my University course, I was thinking about what I was going to do. What career would I pursue? Where would I consider living? Fairly big life questions all things considered, and to be honest, I ust didn’t want to think about making them yet. So I decided to travel. Continue reading “Back to the Future”

General, Travel

Settling In

I can’t believe it has been a month since we all went our separate ways after the tour. I can’t believe it has been a month since that fateful getting to know each other massage in Bangkok. I can’t believe I have been ,living in Roi-Et for 4 weeks. I can’t believe I have been away from home forΒ 2 months. I can’tΒ believe I have finished my third week as a full-fledged English Language Teacher.

Time really does fly by.

Continue reading “Settling In”