Life as a teacher in Peru is hard, despite the attempts of normalcy. This is how:
I remember at a rodeo telling a PR associate that I was going to be moving to Peru to teach. And I remember how he branded it. He described how many women I would likely ‘meet’ (especially if I continued my gym and diet regime). And there was something else […]
Last night I attended a parents’ information session with the other teachers. And I was interested in meeting the parents, I found, as I gazed across each classroom. I was trying to guess which parents belonged to my particular students. I think I wanted to know because any little […]
Everyone touches more here, but I’m getting used to it. But learning not to be frustrated…well, that’s something I need to tackle.
Discussing goals, Goo Goo Dolls, the Spanish alphabet, and pride and self-esteem.
Buenos Dias, amigos! It’s time to iron the shirt, make your sandwich, grab your travel mug and leave the house while it’s still the morning.
I’m starting to figure out that Australia has an unfounded reputation for dangerous animals that want to kill everybody. Whether I’m talking to a Peruvian or a South African I learn that people are afraid of our snakes and spiders. Personally I think someone in our defence ministry realised that […]
When I first pitched this blog, it was supposed to be about my awkward exchanges conversing in Spanish. Yet this week there was little time to buy food at the market or to go to a restaurant or even to drink (until Wednesday night anyway). I’m not sure when […]