•May 8, 2016 • Leave a Comment
Well, well, well. After almost six months away, I am finally being permitted to return home!
All the horrible battles I’ve had to fight could have been prevented if I just did what I did months ago. But I am going home and right now that is all that matters!
•April 22, 2016 • 10 Comments
You’re asking me that question? Well let me tell you since you asked!
I moved from one part of China to the other. Worked my arse off developing new programs for the kids. Developed and oversaw an entire kindergartens English curcirulum.
And got deported.
Well not really. But sort of really really!
I am just waiting for the paperwork and all that jazz to be finalised so I can post about it to you all for all the crap I’ve had to go through this past year.
Honest! Stop thinking I did something bad! Ok, ok. I’ll tell you. The school I worked for, they forged some official documents and all the foreign teachers at the school were deported. Rather, asked to leave the country. I agree with the governments decision, and am seriously ticked off with the school.
More on that can of worms once everything is finalised!
So what have you been up to?
•April 12, 2016 • 9 Comments
Grrr! Everything has changed so much on WordPress that it is a huge learning curve again! I cannot seem to figure out how to resize pictures. And I had some very pretty ones for you!
I’ve been stuck in North America for what feels like years, but is actually going on five months.
This means five months of doing pretty much nothing but living with my mother. So I’ve been watching a lot of news and reading even more simply because it is all in English.
Which is nice! But can I say information overload and sensory overload?
And because of it all, I’ve got to say, a lot of the news is utterly pointless and stupid.
The biggest issue I have with the news is bathrooms.
I mean come on people! How hard it it to figure it out?
Years ago the big trend was unisex bathrooms (remember Ally McBeal anyone?). Remember all the controversy over that? Women didn’t want to go to the bathroom in the same room as men, and vice versa.
And now, you have the transgendered community wanting to use a bathroom that may or may not be the gender they were born with and many various people taking up arms either in support or in whatever the opposite of support is.
I have a headache. I can’t think properly.
It’s crazy I tell, you crazy! Continue reading ‘Lets talk about bathrooms!’
•April 10, 2016 • 15 Comments
Have you ever had that time in your life where nothing seems to be working out? It’s nothing you did really, but it feels as if you’re drowning, sinking and you’ve got no control over anything.
You feel powerless yet everyone seems to think you are Wonder Woman with magical super powers.
And you sit there trying to make everyone but you happy.
Only you just sink deeper and deeper into that hole trying to claw your way out.
Ever feel like that?
•November 10, 2014 • 19 Comments
I was cleaning up some files the other day and came across my passwords for “The World According to Woman” and wondered if anyone still reads this blog? Does anyone still follow it?
•August 2, 2013 • 3 Comments
I saw a six year old little girl in my class today.
She’s a new student at this training centre I am working at this summer.
I looked into her eyes and I finally realised just what it meant to have a deep seeded regret.
Every time I looked at her as my eyes scanned the classroom, my heart beat faster and my whole body screamed out at how stupid I was.
I am sitting here in my apartment, weeping. It was not that big of a reality check in the slightest. I knew that he got married and had a child. I knew this years ago.
But it wasn’t a reality till I looked into her big brown eyes and at her curious expression at why was I searching her face to see what of her father was there. And trying to catch a glimpse of what her mother might look like.
Have I met her? Did I meet her in the past at some time during my last visit here?
The realisation sunk in- rather it blew me away. This little girl… she could have been mine. Continue reading ‘Woman shares her deepest regret… Guilt.’
•July 28, 2013 • 4 Comments
Well how didly do ladies and gents!
I am sitting here at work over my break- lunch break that is- writing
to you. Many things have happened here and many things have been
Needless to say, life is so very interesting here in the lovely
province of Liaoning.
Firstly, let me tell you some info about this place that is my tempory
home. Liaoning is indeed a strange place. The city has quite literally
exploded in size since my last visit here during the Spring Festival
2006. It was winter when I was last here, and while here, I was told
about how cool and wonderful the summers are.
I call bullshit.
I call some serious bullshit.
It has been so very hot and humid and raining elephants and horses for
days and days. We’ve actually had the city water turned off to try to
let the pipes drain properly. Never heard of that one before! But then
again, this is China and China makes sense to the people that live
Continue reading ‘Woman shares the news from the North Korea area…’