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Flashback to Indonesia

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Skating in the tropics
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Raison d’être to travel overseas

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Top Ten reasons to TEFL

There are various reasons to leave home

We’ll try and focus on a few of the more positive motivations.

Money,adventure,love,experience,health and finally having some photos on Facebook that don’t have weird family members in them.

Money … Bwahaahahahahahahaha.
You’ll be able to live comfortably, but unless you’re in Saudi or the UAE this isn’t the career for aspiring millionaires.

Adventurous souls needed. Meet interesting people and teach them, or be taught by them. Volcanoes, temples, elephants, ancient cultures and amazing food await.

Love happens. You never know who you’ll meet out here.

Experience is the great educator. Whether you stay for a short time or a longer period, there are things you’ll see and do that you’d never know about back home.

Health. It’s amazing that some people sleep better, they eat better, and they’re generally more fitness-conscious when they live overseas. Not having the safety net of familiar and familial surroundings can be daunting at first. For some, it becomes a liberating experience.

Photos of cool places are that much cooler with you in them.

Get certified FAQ

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Surabaya, Indonesia General Questions

1. What does the tuition for the program include?

Total fees: $1500

Comprised of:

$500 Non-refundable deposit

$1,000 TEFL course ... [Continue reading this entry]

Getting familiar with the future

Friday, May 23rd, 2008
Looking at the future. We say that as if we can actually see the darn thing. Tomorrow, if I may be so bold as to call the future by this familiar name, is getting closer. Looking at jobs. Looking at getting the ... [Continue reading this entry]

Where’s the angst?

Saturday, September 10th, 2005
Some seeing the title may wonder, where's the angst? In truth it's mostly past You can change the past While you may not be able to change the actual events of the past,you can change the intent of those events. We all have issues ... [Continue reading this entry]


Tuesday, March 1st, 2005
A story of long ago. A visit to a mythical and magical place. A fantastic land that knew no strife and where safety and luxury beckoned weary travelers. Yeah Right ... Bali We returned from Bali yesterday. It's good to be home. Emily had went ... [Continue reading this entry]

More good times than bad times

Monday, February 28th, 2005
I still think of the old days occasionally. There were, thankfully, more good times than bad times. I realize that's almost an Edie Brickell song. The Old Days There have been a few changes ... [Continue reading this entry]

Before China

Monday, February 28th, 2005
Where have you been? Where have you been? It's a common enough question from locals and foreigners alike I started my Asian experience in Pusan, South Korea in early 1996 After nearly a year there I moved to Surabaya, Indonesia. I stayed in Indonesia for ... [Continue reading this entry]

Just returned

Saturday, February 26th, 2005
After the Winter Course 2005
We'd just finished winter course and had some travel arranged ... we took off for Hainan.
Hainan is in the south of China. Actually a tropical island.
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