Summer School Shenanigans

DSC_0200So yeah I know, long time no see but hey, I was working (again)! It’s the truth though, I was working non-stop in a summer school in Oxford, where I work every year. It’s an amazing experience and I always meet so so many incredible people! I’m actually sad that I won’t be able to come back next year, as I’ll be in Japan.  Continue reading

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Facing My Fears

Tomorrow I’ll be doing something that I’ve been dreading for four years. I’m going to go back to Cambridge in order to see this year’s Degree Show at my old university. Yeah, OK, it’s not like jumping off a plane, it’s almost mundane, but it’s something that I’ve avoided doing for a long time. Continue reading

London In Retrospective

IMAG1229I know, I still haven’t moved out of London. I’m still here, getting the tube every day and reading TimeOut every Tuesday. However, I’d like to talk about my experience living in London these last two years because London isn’t everything that people think it is.

Don’t worry, I still think London has a lot of great qualities and it was a great experience for me, something that I’ve always wanted to do and I feel happy that I’ve done it. But I think that people come to London expecting the perfect place, where getting a job is easy and people are accepting of you, when this isn’t exactly true. Continue reading

26th Birthday

Last time I wrote about my birthday was, of course, a year ago. However, last time I was unemployed and going through a rough time. My 24th year wasn’t the best of years, especially when it came to my job. Not that my job is perfect now, but at least I’m earning a decent amount of money (if I ever get paid).

This year, when I got home after spending the day out with my boyfriend, I felt sad for different reasons. I felt sad the year was over. My 25th year was a great year, and I’d like to tell you why, mainly because I want to remember it and since I’ve the memory of a goldfish, writing it down is the best way to do that. Continue reading

Japan: Interview Questions

So, as we (meaning I) patiently wait (meaning painfully agonize over) any more news from the school I’ll be working with in Japan, I thought I should talk about some of the questions they asked me during my interview.

Of course they asked me the usual things, like if I had had any experience working with children, asked about what I would do in different situations and how I would teach different things to children. If you’d like me to talk about any of the teaching-related questions, I’ll write another post at some point, but for now I want to focus on the Japan-specific questions. Continue reading