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A reason for being

Welcome to 'Travels with my Angst'.
It's a place to learn a little something about the kind of individual who would choose to live overseas. What kind of demented loon(are there sane loons?) would choose to teach for a living?
Perhaps you've come here to learn. Perhaps you're curious. Perhaps you can't sleep.
Come dip your toes into the refreshing silliness that is our little corner of Cyberia.

Canadian English Course needs teachers

August 15th, 2014 English Course (CEC), one of the biggest English courses in Surabaya, has teaching job openings for those interested in teaching English with the following qualifications: University students majoring in English Education / Literature. Minimum age 18 years old University graduate. Minimum Bachelor(undergraduate degree in English Education) Minimum TOEFL score: 530 Preference given for applicants having some teaching (or classroom assistant experience) with local schools.

Your application letter should be written in English. Please include references with updated contact information(current emails and phone numbers please).
Email your application letter, CV and a recent photograph to : CEC

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Planning the best Australian working holiday for your gap year

August 29th, 2014

Australia is a great destination for students who want to take a gap year. The country has a warm climate and a good mix of urban and country terrain. As such, there many different kinds of work opportunities in Australia, from office work to farming, fruit-picking, and even jobs in ski resorts. You will be thrilled to know that a student can find a job in any of these areas.

Taking a gap year after college is a great way to explore the world and gain some real-life experience. A round-the-world trip is an excellent way to gain some maturity and will benefit you greatly in your academic and career pursuits. Before you leave for Australia, you will have to secure a working holiday visa. This visa is issued to persons aged 18 to 30 allows you to work in Australia for 12 months. Once you have taken care of your travel admin, you can start looking for a job. Because Australia is such a dynamic country, you will find hundreds of types of jobs, from fruit picking to teaching people how to surf.

Fruit Picking

Much like fruit farming, fruit picking is a seasonal job. While the job may appear easy, it requires physical labour often in hot weather. Nevertheless, it is a good way for you, as a traveler, to earn money because you do not need a qualification or experience. What’s more, you will get a chance to experience Australian nature. November to April is the busiest period for fruit picking and the main harvest normally takes place in February. Fruit picking is however an all-year chore in regions such as northern coastal areas in New South Wales.


A third of Australia’s fruit and vegetables is grown and harvested in Queensland. It should be easy to find work here as farmers often hire migrant laborers and helpers. The Queensland region produces many different crop including bananas, vegetables, sugar can, beans, as well as wool, cotton, and cattle.

New South Wales
New South Wales is said to be one of the best places to find work as a fruit picker. Farming in general involves cattle, pigs, and hay, but as a fruit picker you will likely work with apples, and perhaps wheat and rice.


The fruit picking season extends from November to April and peaks in February in Victoria. Cobran is the predominant fruit picking area as it has a variety of fruit. Other crop is farmed in the Yarra Valley.
Remember that if working outdoors is tedious, you can offer to lend the farmer a hand with indoor farm work.

Surf Instructor

To be a surf instructor you have to know how to surf. There are many surf instructors and schools from which you can learn the sport. You will learn not only to navigate the waves, but also get into shape, learn lifesaving, and volunteer at a registered surf school. Surfing in Australia is a serious business so the entry requirements are very specific. Once you have mastered the skill yourself, you can begin teaching others. The surf capital of Australia is the Gold Coast in Queensland. The Gold Coast has around 57 kilometres of coastline and is home to some of the most popular surf breaks in Australia.

After a long day of surfing, taking a time out at one of the Gold Coasts hottest casinos is not a bad option too. Winning a bit of cash on the side while enjoying a night out isn’t a bad thing either, especially when gap year funding can sometimes be on the low side. And hey, for those who don’t want to face the crowds at a land-based casino, there is always Euro Palace slot games that you could try out online.

Dive Supervisor

If you have any experience diving then perhaps you will enjoy sharing that experience with others by overseeing dive lessons. Diving is a popular hobby on the Australian coast and there is always hundreds of positions available. As a dive supervisor you will be responsible for coordinating and supervising all diving activities. Be aware that you need certain qualifications and training in this field to fill this position.

These jobs capture the spirit and culture of Australia. So not only will you earn vital travel money, but you will get a chance to experience Australia as it is.

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Inter Nations at Surabaya 1914

August 24th, 2014
Mexican Bar and Grill

Hacienda Mexican Bar and Grill

We had a great night At Hacienda Mexican Bar and Grill.

A good crowd gathered.

A wonderful mix of Finnish,French,British, Irish,American,Indonesian and Canadians talking, drinking and eating.

Hacienda Mexican Bar and Grill Garden

We were in the garden. The location is beautiful and the service is prompt and courteous.

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Great music. Great news

August 20th, 2014

Great news!

BluesMates has made the initial audition for the show Rising Star Indonesia on RCTI and we’ll be on air on Friday August 29th in the evening from 9 to 11 pm.

To vote for us you need to download the App on your phone at the following:

Google Play Store ( iOS App Store (

Thanks for your support!
Rising Star Indonesia – Android Apps on Google Play

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69 years and counting

August 17th, 2014

Happy Independence Day Indonesia. May your 69th year be the best ever. Merdeka

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New courses for 2014

August 15th, 2014

Course Dates

Course in Surabaya and Bali dates for 2014

  • 1 September – 26 September 2014
  • 6 October – 31 October 2014
  • 3 November – 28 November 2014
  • 1 December – 23 December 2014

Course dates for 2015

Surabaya, East Java


January           5-30
February         2-27
March              2-27
April                6-30(1st of May if scheduling allows)
May                 4-29
June               1-26
July (unlikely due to Ramadan/(Lebaran)Idul Fitri
August           3-28
September   1-25
October         5-30
November    2-27
December   30-23(Saturday classes TBA)

Contact us for more details

Denpasar,   Bali

January        5-30
February      2-27
March           2-27
April              6-30(1st of May if scheduling allows)
May               4-29
June             1-26
July               6-31
August         3-28
September 1-25
October        5-30
November    2-27
December   30-23(Saturday classes TBA)

Please contact us with any more questions

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CEC Jemursari Open House

August 15th, 2014 House

CEC Jemursari Open House
Tgl 9, 11-16 Agustus 2014•Acara : Sabtu, 9 Agustus 2014, jam 13:00-14:00
Talk show informatif bersama Mrs. Netty Poernomo ( CEC Principal). Dapatkan voucher makan dan minum gratis di CEC Cafe bagi semua peserta talkshow yg mendaftar sblm tgl 7 Agustus.•Dapatkan diskon fantastis selama open house. Antara lain:
~ Uang cash Rp 100.000 bagi murid CEC yang mendaftarkan saudara/teman menjadi murid CEC
~ Gratis uang kursus selama 1 bln bagi murid baru yang nilai bahasa Inggris di rapot bulan Juni lalu mendapat nilai 90 keatas. informasi lebih lanjut hubungi: CEC Jemursari: 031-8470427, 8470411 (call), 83303701 (sms only). Email:

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CEC English Competition @Ciputra World

August 14th, 2014

CEC English Competition @Ciputra World

Happy Halloween
Nothing spooky about these winners

Join us at CEC

English Competition

CEC Story Telling Competition

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Your Second Fifty

August 14th, 2014
Frank Moffat

Frank Moffat

How would it feel to help someone you loved. What if a loved one could live a longer life, and live those extended years happier and healthier?

Visit Your Second Fifty.

Join a growing number of people that belive 50 is the beginning of a richer, fuller and healthier life.

How would it feel to help someone you loved live a longer life, and live those extended years happier and healthier?

Naomi Judd

Mary Morrissey

Mitch Richmond and Frank Moffat

Frank Moffat

Frank Moffat

Your Second Fifty


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CEC: Canadian English Course

August 14th, 2014 English Course is a language center that focuses on English language training for a variety of purposes and for all ability levels.

Wordle: Canadian English Course

Join us at CEC

CEC also hosts English language competitions.

Netty Poernomo
Telephone: +62 31 732 0973
Fax: +62 31 732 0974

Campus Address:
Raya Darmo Permai 111 KAV 15
Surabaya, Jawa Timur, 60241
Telephone: +62 31 732 0973
Fax: +62 31 732 0974

Activities for Canadian English Course: classes education’ development Training Solutions Centers services development Prep tuition


Raya Darmo Permai 111 KAV 15
Surabaya 60241 Jawa Timur
Kompl Citraland Cluster Taman Puspa Raya Bl B-12/49
Made, Lakarsantri
Surabaya 60219 Jawa Timur
Jl Ketabang Kali 2
Ketabang, Genteng
Surabaya 60272 Jawa Timur
Jl Raya Jemursari 203-205/A-17
Jemur Wonosari, Winocolo
Surabaya 60237 Jawa Timur
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