Something You Should Know

This month, we’ve put together an essential list of nine key mental skills that every teacher who takes their job seriously must acquire. Which ones are you missing? Every teacher

Dry That Wet Blanket

Forgetting the money, traveling and social benefits, negativity can be infectious. This can be a precarious place, don’t forget to smile once in a while. Okay, I’ve had it! Last

Fixing Teeth with Humanity

Most of the time, we walk around glaring at the frustrations we see in our daily lives. Is it really worth our time? There’s not a moment to waste. Prepare

Middle Kingdom Madness

Though China is an awesome place to live, it may not necessarily be the first place you think of to spend your hard-earned holiday… You will hear many an expat

A Summer of Anniversaries

In the heady early months of the Opium War (1840-1842), British Admiral George Elliot had captured the Qing forts at Humen. Later, on January 15, 1841, George’s cousin, Charles, who

The Hole

I arrived the same way anyone else did. It wasn’t painful or difficult. In fact, I didn’t need to do anything at all. I was told that two others were

Making Humbling Judgements

Listen long enough and a person can surprise you. Though, It is the most interesting people that take no time at all to wrap you in wonder. There often may

A Partial Ode to ESL Teachers

Many people write off educators as taking the easy way out, but it isn’t an simple job. Not if you want to do it well, anyway. Over the last few

Don’t Ruin All My Places

After finally finding your main spot, the place is overrun by people who like all music, drinks and fun. In other words, they probably like nothing at all. Well, my

The Electric Camel

Workers who support society are both hated and loved. Do they help or get in the way? One thing’s for sure, society needs these hardworking individuals. They disrupt traffic as