19.10.2018 - 20.10.2019
Found A New Home
19.10.2018 - 20.10.2019
16.03.2019 - 16.03.2019
Spring has sprung.
The sun is happy in my part of the world. ... I like that.
Up early on a Saturday to get photos of some foreign teachers in suits.
Why? No idea.
But I walked back.
For five hours.
06.12.2018 - 06.12.2018
Hey and G'Day toya.
All in all it was a fantastic Halloween.
The students turned up in costumes and all classes raced from classroom to classroom yelling 'Trick or Treat'.
For my classes I chose the Apple Bobbing thing. But I changed it. The night prior I purchased a bag full of Baby/Cherry tomatoes and cucumbers. Sliced the cucumbers up.
1st game.. put the baby tomato's on a tray, choose two students... hands behind back, Bob to eat as many as you can in 15 seconds.
2nd game.. throw the cucumber slices onto the tray, give two students a chop stick, count to three and shake the tray and the had to stab and eat as many as they could in 15 seconds.
3rd.. dress as a Mummy. Toilet paper, in 1 minute who can Wrap their Mummy the most.
Beers N Noodles toya... Shane
22.11.2018 - 22.11.2018
Not being Canadian nor American, I had a great Thanksgiving due to my fun with my students. I made a Turkey where we blew the Mayflower ship from England to America. The winner got to add a new feather to the Turkey.
In other classes they painted eggs in a symbol of 'new life and new beginnings'.
Ummmm.... that didn't turn out very well to the American Natives nor the Australian Natives due to the British landing a ship.
I've never taught Australia Day or Thanksgiving in 14 years, but hey, the current populations are now giving back lands and territory to the Native Peoples.
It's at least a start to what we owe them.
I've also added classes where I teach Western Eddiquite... how to use a knife and fork.
We do this once a month.
It's a hard job but someone has to do it!
04.11.2018 - 04.11.2018
I can finally eat without pain.
Last Thursday... well, the other last last Friday I woke with a huge pain in my top left back tooth. Went to the dentist.. root canal!
Went to Shanghai on Sunday Tuesday morning with pain in my top right back tooth.. Went to the dentist...another root canal.
Wednesday a upper frontal cap fell off.
Not a good week in the tooth department.
I have to go back on Monday afternoon
I've been living on porridge and mush for the past week but tonight, no pain in my mouth so I went down stairs to my favourite eatery here on Shanghai Road.
I call it Revolver (the Beatles & it revolves).
I would eat there more often but it's always frustratingly full.
The owner, I call her Patty, she looked like a Patty, she always makes sure I'm looked after. She is wonderful.
But the frustrating thing is,
It's at bottom of my stairs.
And its ways full.
Living in , , China
Citizen of Australia
Life's one hell of a journey my friends. In 2005, after travelling to fourteen non-English speaking countries and fifteen years working for the Commonwealth Attorney Generals Dept in various Law Courts and Tribunals, I donated my lifes belongings to charity, packed a pack and purchased a flight out of Australia. Thirteen years ago I allowed my lifes dream to become a reality and chose to say 'Seeya Mate' to my beautiful homeland 'Down Under' to spread the good word of 'G'Day Mate' to as many people as possible here in China. I invite you to grab a beer and journey with me as I continue to throw my back pack on and venture to as many schools and diverse places as this wonderful country has to offer an Aussieroo from the Land Down Under. Beers N Noodles toya mate....Shane ('eddakath' is Audrey Hepburns real name). PS: a wise man once said to me: Remember my friend, life's just one big long noodle!
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