Brain fuzzed with sickness, Temper frayed by punk students. At least I've sleep? Pah. I haven't any cheese, so I'll keep the whine short. I've been sick with a bad cold lately, and while I'm mostly better, there's that residual cotton ball feeling in my skull that dulls my thinking. Also, sleep's been elusive, I … Continue reading Poor Me Haiku
Wild roach appears Students wail like banshees My daily headache I don't like cockroaches. I'm squicked out by them and I've never seen so many since coming to Taiwan. Yet I have the good sense to know that screaming and throwing things at a dead cockroach isn't necessarily going to get rid of the damned … Continue reading Taipei Haiku #69
"Stop speaking Chinese." Kids proceed to speak Chinese, Cry when parents called. I made a mistake with a certain class of students. I began teaching them in a happy, funny way, as that is my natural inclination. They have interpreted this as, "We can do whatever we want without consequences." There were tears. I do … Continue reading ESL Haiku #2
My friend Amanda was kind enough to share my blog on her Facebook page, so I wrote a 100-word ditty just for her. If you want one too, just share my blog between now and the end of Chinese New Year and lob a prompt at me. Her prompt: "Kindy movie time and the tech … Continue reading For Amanda: Thanks for Sharing!