As a lot of you probably know, I’m a teacher. I’ve been teaching in Thailand now for about 8 years. When I came to Thailand, I did a teacher training course called a CELTA, which means a Certified English Language Teacher to Adults. While on that course, I was teaching adults English on the first day, and every day during the course. On the first day, I was the first teacher in our group, and I had to teach for 10 minutes, then somebody else came up and taught, and then somebody else after that and somebody else after that. It was incredible! I love it. The CELTA course was four (4) weeks long, and I was offered a job a few days before finishing my CELTA by the company that was running the CELTA, and I started teaching adults English. Every once in awhile, I would also teach a class of kids, which was interesting.
Back about two(2) years ago or so, I finally decided to join twitter. I was on it a little bit, but I didn’t really know what to do with it, so I just tootled a bit and looked at things. One of the things that I noticed was that it suggested people for you to follow.
I thought that was interesting, and well, it showed me this list of names, so I clicked on the one at the top of the list, not knowing what I was doing or what following really was. It then tells me that I’m now following this person. I think, OK, well, maybe I can look at this persons twitter page, so I click on their name, and it shows me their page, and I read a little bit about this person and WOW! I mean, interesting. LOL, and as I’m sure you can guess from the title of this post, this person is a phone sex operator. Well, the person that I decided to follow is called Kiwi Candy on twitter.
Hello again all. I know I’ve been writing a lot lately, but I can’t help the ideas that come to my head and there are things I’d like to share with you all, so I do what I can to write at least a little bit when it strikes me. And I think this helps everybody keep up to date with what’s going on, not only with me, but also with The Northlands.
Now back on February 2nd, 2011, I made a blog post titled A Bad Few Days where I talked about not only my struggles with quitting smoking but mostly, it’s about the struggles I’d been having at work, about them not wanting to pay me for the work that I’ve done.
Well, you may have read my blog post A Bad Few Days that saw me really upset with my work about not wanting to pay me for my hours of working on the Around The World In 10 Days Curriculum. Well, we were supposed to have a meeting about it on Thursday, but one boss send me an email on Wednesday requesting that we move the meeting to Friday as she wouldn’t be in the office on Thursdays. So we moved the meeting to Friday at 1:00 p.m.
I arrived at work at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, because I just stand being late for things. If people tell me they want to meet me at 1:00 p.m., I try to be there at 12:45 p.m. I’ve been taught that if you arrive right at the said time, you are late. You should try to be there 10 to 15 minutes early. What time did they show up? The owner of the company, she walked in the door at 1:30 p.m., and the Financial Officer showed up at about 1:45 p.m. They said hello to me, but had a meeting with another teacher first. At about this point in time, I’m feeling not so important. But again, I’m not too worried.
Well, the past few days have kind of been hard couple of days. It all started on Saturday.
Something happened while I was at work, and I had such a strong desire, want, need, craving for a smoke! I almost walked out of work, walked down to the local 7-11 and bought a pack. It was so strong, I couldn’t believe it. I’d yet to be hit so hard with such a craving for a smoke since we’ve quit. It was rough. But I didn’t go out and buy any cigarettes. I grit my teeth and worked through it, but damn it was hard on Saturday!
So yesterday I finished another class. The class was at a place called Aurecon. Aurecon is a company the has engineers and drafters for buildings and such.
The class was Pre-Intermediate level. Now the book we used, wasn’t actually the correct book to use in my opinion. We used a book called Market Leader, which is a great book for people in marketing. And not really what these students needed. Now don’t get me wrong, the students learned from the book and they did get something out of it, but that book is more for students of marketing, lol, not engineers. In my opinion, they book that would have worked better is a book called English 365, just because it combines the different aspects of Business English and General English. Meh, lol, it wasn’t my decision, lol.
For the last 2 weeks, I’ve been teaching a special class. Well, what my work calls a camp actually. It was a lot fun. I had a class of twelve 5 year olds. Every day of the class they learned a little bit about a different countries.
Day 1: Orientation, Make passports, Make photo albums
Day 2: Went to United Kingdom
Day 3: Went to New Zealand
Day 4: Went to Australia
Day 5: Went to United States
Day 6: Went to Canada
Day 7: Went to China
Day 8: Went to South Korea
Day 9: Went to Japan
Day 10: Back to Thailand
I plan on making this post a bit of internal exploration. Now at times, I may wonder off track, but bare with me.
About 2 years ago, Tracy I and moved from Bangkok, Thailand to Chiang Mai, Thailand. When we first got here, we rented a Honda Click (what a Click looks like) for a month until we bought bikes of our own. First we got a Honda Wave 100 cc (what a Wave looks like) for Tracy, and ordered a Honda Phantom 200 cc for me. When my bike arrived, we returned the Click, and used my bike to go every where. Tracy tried learning how to drive her Wave, but at that point in time, it just didn’t work out, so we sold it.