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November 17, 2012

A small world.


The world is so small.

First I ran into a young man who I hadn't seen in such a long time. We used to work at the same cram school. Before he quit the cram school part-time work, he was only a college graduate waiting for the military draft. I met him this time at an automobile factory in Sanyi, a small town in Maio Li because I had to teach a class that evening. It just so happened that as I was entering the training room, he just came out of it. At first I didn't recognize him until he called my name and all of a sudden I knew who he was. But he looked so different than before, not a young guy anymore, but a little bit mature and somehow overweight. After a short talk with him, I realized that this was his new job, and he was getting some training courses there and would get back to his office in Taoyuan soon.

And another coincidence just happened right after that in the classroom. During my instruction, I told the students that I had had much experience helping people get good scores on the TOEIC tests. I named some companies I had ever taught lessons at. Then, after the class ended, a young man came to me. He told me that he had worked for one of the companies that I mentioned that I had ever taught before in the Science Park. To make sure if he had really worked there in the past, I asked him some questions about the company, and he all got them right. Cool.

A small world, isn't it? That's why I love so much what I am doing.

November 05, 2012

Taiwanese is better than Koreans in terms of English learning

First go ahead and read the article below. But, don't believe every shit they say. I just happened to meet a new white teacher at ELITE school last Sunday. He used to teach English in Korea for two years. He said to me that Taiwanese English ability is definitely much better than Koreans. This EF (Education First) agency is trying to talk you into shelling out more money for English learning so that money will go into its pocket.

http://tw.news.yahoo.com/%E6%88%90%E4%BA%BA%E8%8B%B1%E8%AA%9E%E8%83%BD%E5%8A%9B-%E5%8F%B0%E8%BC%B8%E6%B8%AF%E6%97%A5%E9%9F%93-090610261.html

November 01, 2012

The second World Series title. That quick?

When was the last time that Giants won the World Series Champ? Was it two years ago? Wouldn't that be too close to get another one again? I just can't believe that for goodness' sake.