Monthly Archives: December 2010

Thrown to the wolves!

Wow, figured I’d blog about my first day at work before going out and rocking Saigon for New Year’s Eve… First day fiasco! My friend Milan and I started today at the Asian High School and didn’t really have much … Continue reading

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My wife is No. 1!

Above is the literal translation of an infuriatingly catchy Vietnamese pop song I’ve heard blaring from storefronts in my neighbourhood…. It goes “ba xa toi la so mot, la so mot, la so mot” (my wife is No. 1, No. … Continue reading

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Christmas, traffic and Saigon purse-snatchers

Merry Christmas! As I write this, it’s just after midnight in Vietnam, so here it’s Xmas. So, there you are! Just got in from a busy day/week/month. My existence here has been all about the certification course and partying in … Continue reading

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Last week of certificate course!

Well, the certification course is winding down and so of course bad classes, exams and a bit of dysentery all collide over the last few days. Everytime I’ve moved to Asia I’ve dropped some weight fairly quickly, and this time … Continue reading

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Chainsmoking lifeguards and voom voom girls

Here are just some random observations from my two weeks plus living in Saigon… My neighbourhood is not dodgy, but not altogether without vice either. Cases in point: The hair salons only open after 9 at night, with more girls … Continue reading

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Quick weekend post from Saigon

This one will be short, lots of homework and prepping for lessons next week! So far we taught one larger group with a partner teacher, and then had individual one-on-ones with volunteer students. Next week I’ll be teaching Grade 10 … Continue reading

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Teaching tomorrow…

The latest: We teach tomorrow. Today we sat in on a class and that would make it my first in nine years (when I taught in suburban Seoul), but it wasn’t particularly scary. The class was definitely bigger than what … Continue reading

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