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A reason for being

Welcome to 'Travels with my Angst'.
A blog about family,travel,living in Asia and working in the education industry. Started in China, and continues now that we're back in Indonesia. We do try to provide some useful esources for travelers and for people intending to relocate. 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?
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Writing,inspiration and creativity

January 25th, 2015

http://teflindo.hubpages.com/hub/Drawing-a-blank-or-not

Should be a simple task

The screen blinks at me with all the disinterest its electronic existence is able to bring to the task. Therein lies the problem. If writing were a task like cutting glass or painting a wall we could just get on with it with very little emotional involvement. Writing is emotional. It does take active thought, and we often do get in our own way.

Devrait être une tâche simple

L’écran clignote à moi de tout le désintérêt son existence électronique est en mesure d’apporter à la tâche. Là est le problème . Si l’écriture était une tâche comme la coupe de verre ou peindre un mur nous pourrions aller de l’avant avec très peu d’ implication émotionnelle.

L’écriture est émotionnel. Il ne prend la pensée active, et nous avons souvent ne reçoivent à notre manière.

Harus menjadi tugas sederhana

Layar berkedip saya dengan semua ketidaktertarikan keberadaan elektronik mampu membawa untuk tugas itu. Di sinilah letak masalahnya . Jika menulis adalah tugas seperti pemotongan kaca atau lukisan dinding kita hanya bisa mendapatkan dengan dengan keterlibatan emosional sangat sedikit.

Menulis adalah emosional. Ini tidak mengambil pemikiran aktif, dan kita sering mendapatkan dengan cara kita sendiri.

I have not added a translation on the original posting, only because I’m not sure of the accuracy of the translation.

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Las Vegas,Monte Carlo, Macau and Atlantic City

January 23rd, 2015

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By Bill Debevc [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)

Where in the World You Can Hit the Jackpot

There comes a point in everyone’s life when the humdrum and the drudgery becomes a little too suffocating to handle. When this dawning occurs we need a shot of excitement to wake us up, a little glitz and glamour to get the blood pulsating through our veins once more, and out of all of the world’s plentiful destinations and locales, only one sort can fulfil these desires: casino cities! If you want to live the high roller lifestyle then destinations such as Nevada’s ever-popular Las Vegas, Monte Carlo, and many more!

Las Vegas

We simply had to include this destination first on our list. Vegas is the quintessential American gaming destination, featuring hundreds of different casinos, shows, attractions and other forms of jewel-studded entertainment. Whilst you’re there, check out the Fremont Street Experience; five blocks of casinos, malls and shows in the centre of the city here are covered with a huge barrel vault canopy, acting as a gigantic screen!

Monte Carlo

Compared to Las Vegas, Monaco’s Monte Carlo district is excessively upmarket; great news for those for whom the flashing lights and American excesses of Vegas are a little too much! The Monte Carlo Casino, first completed in 1863, is a beautiful, exceptionally classy establishment. As well as having the chance to win large sums of money, the location is a must for culture lovers- the Grand Theatre de Monte Carlo and an office of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo are both located within the sumptuous grounds. Even if you don’t get to gamble much in Monaco, the sheer beauty of the city should be seen nonetheless. After all, you can always play whilst travelling to and from the city at one of the world’s plentiful online casinos! Just be sure to turn off your device during takeoff and landing!

Atlantic City

Once a hub of all manner of hilarious and dramatic excesses during the time of prohibition, Atlantic City, New Jersey, has shed much of its gangster cache since the 1930s, but still remains a hearty casino destination. With eight casinos and a number of smaller haunts, many of which are located along the city’s famous seafront boardwalk, where visitors can see the sights, enjoy a bite to eat, and take in a deep breath of the soothing sea air!

Macau

Our final gambling destination is located in the south east of China, and is one of the world’s newest gambling hubs. The city is popular with millions of Asian gamblers but is truly a world city at heart, the city’s huge economy based very much on tourism revenues. Casinos such as the Sands Macao, Wynn Macau and the MGM Grand Macau are well known for their glittering, neon-emblazoned towers and huge payouts- make sure you get your share too!

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New courses for 2015

January 12th, 2015

Course Dates


Course in Surabaya and Bali dates for 2015

Surabaya, East Java

2015

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

2015

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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Canadian English Course needs teachers

January 12th, 2015

http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpgCanadian 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:

http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpg1. University students majoring in English Education / Literature.
http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpg2. Minimum age 18 years old
http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpg3. University graduate. Minimum Bachelor(undergraduate degree in English Education)
http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpg4. Minimum TOEFL score: 530
http://teflindonesia.com/about_files/logocanadian.jpg5. 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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Testament and Promise

January 2nd, 2015

Each of us experiences grief, and each and every one of us has tears. No one can say when, or when not, to cry. Nor how long the tears should fall.
Hold fast to your memories of smiles and laughter. Remember the warmth of hugs, the gentleness of kisses, the touch of a hand , the scent of perfume or cologne, or the sound of familiar footsteps. Remember both the serious moments and the silly ones.
In days to come think on friendship, games played, dinners shared and plans made. Live your life as both testament and promise. Honour their memory by achieving anything and everything that is possible. Achieve with respect, with humility and with faith.

Masing-masing dari kita mengalami kesedihan , dan masing-masing dan setiap orang dari kita memiliki air mata. Tidak ada yang bisa mengatakan kapan, atau jika tidak, menangis . Atau berapa lama air mata harus jatuh.

Berpegang teguh pada kenangan Anda tersenyum dan tertawa . Ingat kehangatan pelukan , kelembutan ciuman , sentuhan tangan , aroma parfum atau cologne, atau suara langkah kaki familiar. Ingat baik saat serius dan yang konyol.

Pada hari-hari yang akan datang berpikir tentang persahabatan , game yang dimainkan , makan malam bersama dan rencana yang dibuat . Jalani kehidupan Anda baik bukti dan janji . Hormatilah memori mereka dengan mencapai sesuatu dan segala sesuatu yang mungkin . Mencapai dengan hormat , dengan kerendahan hati dan iman .

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Respect and Dignity for family and loved ones of Air Asia QZ8501

January 2nd, 2015

For family and loved ones: Please accept our condolences. Grief does not happen on a schedule. You need time.

Untuk keluarga dan orang yang dicintai : Terimalah belasungkawa kami . Duka tidak terjadi pada jadwal. Anda perlu waktu.

For the public:

Please give families and loved ones time, support and respect.

Untuk masyarakat:
Tolong beri keluarga dan mencintai waktu yang , dukungan dan rasa hormat.

For all the airport staff, military, support crews and rescue personnel: Thank you for your efforts under these horrific circumstances.

Untuk semua staf bandara,militer,kru dukungan dan personil penyelamatan:
Terima kasih atas usaha Anda dalam keadaan yang mengerikan.

For the Mayor of Surabaya Tri Rismaharini and East Java’s Governor H Soekarwo
: Thank you for your care, decency and Leadership

Untuk Wali Kota Surabaya Tri Rismaharini dan

Gubernur Jawa Timur Soekarwo H :

Terima kasih atas perawatan Anda , kesopanan dan Kepemimpinan

For President Joko Widodo: Thank you for your leadership and example.

Untuk Presiden Joko Widodo: Terima kasih atas kepemimpinan Anda dan contoh.

For the press: You are a public service. Please respect that and begin to act with some measure of decency, professionalism and respect. If you can’t manage that, then reflect on your humanity.

Untuk pers : Anda adalah pelayanan publik.
Silahkan menghormati itu dan mulai bertindak dengan
beberapa ukuran kesopanan,profesionalisme dan rasa hormat.
Jika Anda tidak bisa mengelola itu, maka merenungkan kemanusiaan Anda.

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For the year ahead

January 1st, 2015

Happy New Year everyone.

Please make it a good year. Be kind for the sake of kindness.

Be good for the sake of goodness.

Be honest, be careful, be fair, and be prepared to say sorry.

Be unafraid to make mistakes, but prepared to learn from them.

Be good to yourselves for the sake of everyone who loves you.

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AirAsia QZ8501

December 30th, 2014

Unfortunately the AirAsia QZ8501 crash site has been confirmed. Our thoughts and prayers are with family and loved ones. Dealing with this tragedy will take a lifetime. We can honour those lost by being respectful in our comments and by avoiding speculation, gossip and accusations. Please consider carefully before posting.

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Privatization of Water

December 25th, 2014

As we allow individuals and private entities to control resources, we bring forward the day we will have little or no access.

This is an obscenity.

The misuse of public trust and resources by individuals and corporations is a world-wide and ongoing issue.
The issue at hand is the proposed privatization of Water systems by the state of New Jersey. Now why should we care? World-wide this is being allowed to happen. The rationale is that corporations can better deal with aging infrastructure and inefficient delivery systems. The facts do not bear out this argument. Corporations consistently seek the cheapest, most short-term, often socially detrimental, and least environmentally sustainable approach.

As individuals we need to be aware and vote with ballots, our voices, and our wallets.

Please find a few links below:

The Privatization of Water: Nestlé Denies that Water is a Fundamental Human Right

Privatization of Water as an Owned Commodity Rather Than a Universal Human Right

Argentina Water Privatization Scheme Runs Dry

Top 10 Reasons to Oppose Water Privatization

World Bank wants water privatized, despite risks

Water … a basic human right

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

December 24th, 2014

May the season and the year ahead offer blessings and comforts. May new opportunities reveal themselves. May friends and family, known and as yet unrevealed, offer new magic to your lives.
Fill the holidays and the year ahead with hope, realized potential and new goals to imagine and achieve.

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