It’s a truth universally acknowledged that all bartenders/waiters are actually photographers or actors. Teaching ESL abroad can be a similar endeavor. It’s a way to maximize working hours and return-on-investment. Shifts are short, and payout can be decent. You have — theoretically — more freedom than the average bear. When I was a bartender, there… Continue reading What Color is Your (Teaching) Parachute?
There just aren’t enough hours in the day. Chances are you’ve said it before, and you’ve certainly heard it before, and it isn’t true. Our orbit of the sun is the definition of enough. You just have a problem with time management. Or do you?
I read a great post over at New Life ESL about what women should bring with them. And it got me to thinking: what are the things I’m really glad I brought with me from home? The things that keep my brain engaged, my creative juices flowing, and my health on point are what my personal well-being really… Continue reading The Real Packing List
I nearly forgot about Christmas. I just realized that it’s three days away. I’ll be working all day. There’s nothing particularly Christmas-y in the air. In the larger department stores there is a tree. But, in my day-to-day life, there’s barely an iota of an inkling of a holiday. I slept for 10 hours last… Continue reading Do They Know It’s Christmas?
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. —Charles Darwin I know I immediately seem to be contradicting myself, but you’re getting used to living among contradictions. Yes, you will be most successful if you’re adaptable and mentally agile, but that’s when… Continue reading 7 Non-Negotiables You Should Consider Before Choosing Your New Home
5 Apps You Must Have In China WeChat (Weixin) Everyone has WeChat. It’s the way everyone communicates here, and it’s actually a great messaging app. Chat with individuals or groups, text or audio message, voice or video call. It’s got you covered. You can even make and receive payments using WeChat wallet. Best of all,… Continue reading 5 Must Have Apps in China
So you’ve decided to teach abroad. Excellent. This is a wonderful choice that will enrich your life. But there are a few things you should keep in mind before you board the plane. The following is a series of posts on things to keep in mind while you choose your destination. It’s a series of… Continue reading Where Should I Start?