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October 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Does living abroad make me more interesting?

Source: http://www.authenticjourneys.info/2012/01/does-living-abroad-make-me-more.html


I used to think so! That’s the main reason I wanted to live abroad; initially.

“When returning to America from Kenya, I instinctively called my family members by the Swahili terms. It just seemed to come like second nature; and I don’t know why since I only spent two years of my…


Added by Jane Erickson on October 31, 2012 at 9:43am — 3 Comments

That Crazy White Guy: Blog 08 "When 3 year olds attack!"

On Thursday nights, I have the joy of teaching four little kids. These kids are the youngest that you will have to teach at EF. And, because of their age, teaching them can be interesting at times. Their attention spans aren't that great (like 5 minutesish) and they do some of the most random things. For example, there is one girl that ALWAYS comes to class early. One day I walked into class and she had made a bed out of all of the chairs. She was laying in it while her mom was taking a picture… Continue

Added by Jim Kiser on October 20, 2012 at 2:50pm — No Comments

That Crazy White Guy : Blog 07 "Teaching royalty."

I'm back; like a sequel to a movie that you really didn't like in the first place! I am back to give you a taste of what it is like to be an EF teacher. And, some of you may or may not know. But, some of us here at EF actually teach little princes and princesses! Today I am going to explain what I mean and then draw some conclusions from it. So, as Mario from ‘Super Mario Bothers’ would say, “HERE WE GO!”


Because of the one child policy here in China, (Basically, each family…


Added by Jim Kiser on October 11, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

My new apartment

So, as many of you know, I finally found an apartment in Lishuiqiao, about an hour's commute from my center.  I wish that was the only downside.

There are so many things about this place that weren't there when I signed the deposit.  The building itself was built this year, and parts of it are still under construction, technically.  My unit is brand spanking new, but it looks like it was lived in by a raucous small family that didn't bother to clean.  The plug for the fridge was…


Added by Brandon Berger on October 6, 2012 at 9:11pm — 3 Comments

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