6 Things School Didn’t Teach

It will undoubtedly surprise you to hear that there are numerous things I don’t know…in fact, I would go to say that I don’t know many things at all. So yeah, I don’t know most things. That much is true, at least I know that. When looking for someone or something to blame (rather than just accepting IContinue reading “6 Things School Didn’t Teach”

Unwanted Room Mate

It’s a well recorded, and commonly recited sentiment – but you truly never know what sort of day a stranger on the street is having…of course our imagination fills in the huge gaping blanks, but that doesn’t mean we should trust these assessments – more often than not they are way off… Like you mayContinue reading “Unwanted Room Mate”

Arguments with Children

Arguments with children…I don’t know why I even allow myself to be suckered in – EVERY SINGLE TIME. Perhaps it’s some kind of vague ambition to truly educate, and make a difference…so that years in the future the now fully grown child reminisces and admits: “He was right! I’m so thankful he steered me in the rightContinue reading “Arguments with Children”

Happiness – What Could Have Been…

I am fascinated with life, and the idea of each and every person having their own pathway on which they follow…  It’s not that I believe in fate, or that I think we have any kind of predetermined outcome by some fella upstairs…instead I think of us as paving our own way – desperately struggling to layContinue reading “Happiness – What Could Have Been…”

Hot Wheels!

We made wooden cars in class the other day…and as we all know, science-backed scientific research has proven flame designs make any car go faster. So obviously mine was the fastest. Aaron’s really got the mean-mug look down! http://www.facebook.com/storytimewithjohn

Nike – Just Do…

I don’t know who makes all of the t-shirts in Korea…but there are some bad products out there! Bad is an understatement – there are some AWFUL products out there! Actually, I don’t even know where to begin! Sometimes they are just harmless errors, or sometimes the English doesn’t make sense at all- but occasionally the English sentenceContinue reading “Nike – Just Do…”

I’m Finnish

I’ve been asked to provide five possible short stories, which display language errors – for a Korean made English language book – I suppose the aim is to point out possible mistakes that could be made, so that English learners don’t have to make them personally! Anyway, I have to get them done by Sunday!Continue reading “I’m Finnish”

Cock Please

I’ve been asked to provide five possible short stories, which display language errors – for a Korean made English language book – I suppose the aim is to point out possible mistakes that could be made, so that English learners don’t have to make them personally! Anyway, I have to get them done by Sunday!Continue reading “Cock Please”

Language Barrier

I struggle on an almost daily basis with the language barrier. Now you may be fooled into thinking that this is simply a vague metaphor…a creation of our imagination to describe a certain feeling, when we cannot deliver our thoughts to another human. Well I can tell you now that the language barrier, is so very real –Continue reading “Language Barrier”

Harmony, Peace…and other dreams.

I would love to live in a perfect world. For me it would be all marshmallow houses, chocolate rivers, and a whole lot of laughter. Basically the plot of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Minus the singing mind you, because I couldn’t really deal with that – but the overall positive vibe, and focus on confectionery make it aContinue reading “Harmony, Peace…and other dreams.”