I had a revelation when I realized I would be writing this entry in hip café with free wi-fi. I’m enjoying a big chai latte looking out at the bustling street of brunch-goers and shoppers. There are some bubbles floating by the cafe entrance and, across the street, a poncho-wearing mouse who’s handing out flyers is [...]
Two weeks I ago I taught my class before the one-and-a-half week Toussaint holiday. This terminale (the final year of high school) class was the first class I ever taught. It consists of mostly boys who told me about the virtues of pimp rap during our first session together. They were [...]
Since I arrived I’ve been avoiding the question about what I think about France. Each time I answer, “I’ve only been here for (x amount of time.) It’s too early to tell. Ask me later.” Then one week grew into two, two grew into three and now I’ve been here a full [...]
It’s been a while, I know. I come bearing no quirky cultural encounters but with a life update, so please indulge me.
It’s been hard to update because sometime within the past month and a half, I’ve carved out a little life here in Taipei. It’s not quite exchange but maybe only [...]
It took Ken Ferguson four and a half years to follow up on a high school whim. One week after writing his final exam at McMaster University, and three days after Christmas, Ferguson flew to Japan to find a job teaching English.
“I loved the geological processes—earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes—that went [...]