The life & times of the eternally evolving, erratic, eccentric expatriate (who loves the color violet)

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Whatever Gods May Be

It’s 6:30am as I start to write this entry, and I am already at work.  Not that I have to be. Not that my students won’t arrive for another hour and a half.  But here I am. I can hear the clock ticking softly in the background of my classroom, feeling introverted and introspective.  I…

Violet’s Terrific Top Teaching Tips!

In the time that I have spent teaching English as a foreign language, I do believe that I have experienced and seen it all – not just the good, the bad, and the ugly, but also the hilarious, the mind-boggling, and the downright weird.  Moreover, in that time, I have come to understand and appreciate…

PSA: G2G – BRB – Panic Attack – OMG – FML

(So stop me if you’ve heard this from me before, but…) it’s been one of those weeks.  One of those weeks when I regularly doubted whether or not if I was going to make it into work and attempt to function, or whether to call it a day before the sun even rose.  And admittedly,…

My Letter to My Son on His 5th Birthday

Dear Sebastian,   It seems that it was just recently that I held you as a tiny baby in my arms.  Now you are five years old – practically a young man! I honestly do not know where the time has gone.   This past year has been another one filled with so many memorable…