So Far so Good

img_20170207_135009img_20170207_134957I am now into my second week at my new¬† job. I have to say the place is nice. The other teachers and workers are lovely to be with. It’s a work in progress with it being a new building. We spend a fair majority interviewing new students.

So far my previous material from teaching ESL in Korea is going to be gold here.

Hopefully this keeps going nicely.

Find your Inner Artist!

Now for some people drawing is up there as either a love or hate.

Most of the people who dislike come from bad influences which has given them a horrible time. I will say it is a great tool for great inspirational output. And now, I have got back to something I have not done for a while.

I made a sketch video a few years back, but with different things happening meant that no more got made. It’s always the same story of, “I will do it later.” I first decided to draw old photos of mine from my worldly travels, but never got around to another video.

My first was Sydney Harbour Bridge. I loved this photo with the couple walking between the trees, in front of the bridge.


My latest was a photo I took in Melbourne, Australia. It is a place called Yarra River, which runs through the city.



If you want to see them then click here to see my channel.


Surprises Come in Many Forms

As the title suggests surprises appear when we least expect them, otherwise they would not be a surprise.

A question that comes to me is how exactly are they to surprise us.

I for one believe that what you do is who you are. If you live healthy then most time you should be healthy. There is always room to break any chances of well being.

The reason I bring this topic up is because I have been looking for a new job since coming back to the UK. It has been tough to get going with problems here and there, but fighting through and looking on has shown me the light at the end of the tunnel.

A company in Manchester reached out to me last week. They asked me to drop by and check out their small school. It is a nice place, a little compact but new and clean. Last Friday I went for the Open Day where I met the existing staff and some of the students who want to attend.

They all seemed lovely and that’s where a problem had arose. I saw a problem in me with not working for a while, which got me down. This then made the aspect of a surprise to get something after that time so much more. But looking at it, I was working during that time all be it on creating and promoting my profile. That in turn made it possible for them to find me.

On top of this…

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So now I look to starting next week with a happy heart and lovely co workers. I now have to run through my old notes and ideas for these new students.

photo credit: USEmbassyPhnomPenh Information Resource Center (IRC) hosted a Christmas word game for English language beginners from American Intercon School. via photopin (license)

Take a Moment…

If you feel you have nothing in your life, then think of those who are cold, lonely and have nowhere to live.

If you feel your house is too small, then think of those in other countries that live in squalor with no water or electricity.

If you feel your car is too old and needs to be replaced because others have a better one than you, then think of those who walk to school or work that takes hours to get there.

We should always be grateful for all the things around us.

I am grateful for the things I have including two wonderful kids that are happy and healthy.