Friday, 23 May 2008
Wow, I completely forgot about this thing.
Anyways time for some updates. The new school year has begun and things are going pretty smoothly so far. I don't have any shitty classes, just a few forgettable ones. I really don't like teaching 202. They are so damn quiet. I feel like a comedian in the middle of a dreadful routine. I'm just waiting for the students to start heckling me and throw overripe fruit and vegetables. Especially tomatoes. People always bring tomatoes.
I only teach 2 first year classes this year, which is a bit disappointing. I like teaching the first years, they're easily impressed. Instead i teach the third years listening. Now teaching listening is a piece of piss but it's not really that fun. Hell, if its not fun for me imagine what it's like for the students. Poor buggers. Sux to be them. HAHHA
Oh yeah. The other day there was a tanuki sighting at our school. A tanuki is a raccoon dog. We had a little bit of free time so we did some research. A tanuki is more closely related to a dog than a raccoon. They are native to China, Korea and Japan. They eat all kinds of shit from bugs to seeds and flowers. Tanuki's are wussy animals and prefer to run away than fight. Anyways the tanuki we had at school looked nothing like this picture. I didn't see him but he looked like he was on his death bed. He was all mangey looking and looked like he welcomed the trip to Tanuki heaven. Or Tanuki hell, if he was a naughty Tanuki. So all the best Mr. Tanuki. I hope you things turn out well for you.
The baton twirling music has started again. It may be a remix CD though. Regardless it's still shit.
We started our interview tests the other day. It went ok. The crap students did crap and good ones did good. I mean, well. The dvd for this semester is Edward Scissors hand. I remember watching that movie back when it was a new release video!! I freaked me out back then. I may have to borrow the DVD later, Tim Burton rocks.
No beer tonight it seems. Thomas rode his bike and Geoff has to go to the hospital and Justin is too busy listening to baton twirling music.
Tis' a shame. Today was a good day to go for a beer. I may have to improvise.
Friday, 25 January 2008
Had a bit of free time so i thought i'd update my blog.
Well it's been over a month and Christmas has come and gone. It is now really cold and being from Australia i really hate the cold. No, i loathe the cold. Apparently the secret to surving the cold here is to wear scarves, mufflers, scufflers whatever you call them. I've never been a scarf person and i've yet to apprehend the mindset of a scarf wearer, so i am reluctant to wear one. I got pretty close to wearing one today but i chickened out coz i thought i looked like a pompous fool. Maybe next time.
Oh yeah, work. Well classes are going smoothly i guess, this semester is really short and we have had quite a few non teaching days. This is good obviously because we dont have to teach but it's also bad coz we have to cram lessons together for the classes that are behind. I hate doing it coz generally my lessons blow whenever i try to rush through all the material.
We did the secret santa thing last year too. I got this lovely mug and mitten keychain. They have "My favorite mitten!" written on them. Aint that cute. The mug also says "Sweet & Warm." Clearly that means i have an admirer round here. I hope it's a female admirer.
Gus has looked better. His fronds are a little yellow but he's starting to sprout new shoots. I think the secretaries took care of him/her/it during the winter holidays. If it weren't for them he would've been compost.
G is a little sick. I can't remember the last time i had a cold. I think i'm on some kind of record. He better not pass on his cold coz i'll be a little perturbed.
I ate a small apple pie for afternoon tea. It wasn't too bad but it really needed some ice cream to go along with it. Maybe next time.....