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I'm a busy mother but I still find time to blog. Actually,I have a lovely daughter who inspired me to blog so you'll find my pages inundated with posts about her. I'm just new to blogging but I would like to post anything that pops up in my mind and share them. Since my first language is not English, please bear with me. I am open to suggestions and constructive criticisms. Please post your comments also. Thanks and happy reading....

Thursday, March 31, 2011

A Student's Bright Answer

Here's one student's very good answer to a question in his Elementary Science class:

Teacher:  John, name at least six (6) animals that live in the Arctic.

John: 3 polar bears and 3 seals.

Friday, March 18, 2011

A Job Applicant's Mistake

Did you ever try sending an application letter and its attachment unchecked for the last minute before sealing the envelope? It would be embarrassing to have sent one with the wrong attachment, say, a copy of your grocery items or your income tax return. Related to this is a story below about a Registered Nurse who did not check what she sent to her prospective employer. Read on......

Catherine, a RN, was unhappy with her job, so she submitted her resignation. She was sure she'd have no trouble finding a new position, because of the nursing shortage in her area.

She e-mailed cover letters to dozens of potential employers and attached her resume to each one. Two weeks later, Catherine was dismayed and bewildered that she had not received even one request for an interview.

Finally she received a message from a prospective employer that explained the reason she hadn't heard from anyone else.

It read: "Your resume was not attached as stated. I do, however, want to thank you for the vegetable lasagna recipe."

Lesson: Always check the contents of  application letters' envelope  before posting them.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Greener Pasture?

I saw the chaotic and funny makings the teachers are into at the school where I am planning to stay. If I  should  be taken in, I will have lost a lot of the things I am enjoying now. Salary-wise, I do not consider it a greener pasture because I have to start  from scratch. The "school" doesn't consider my more than 10 years teaching experiences. I also heard that I have to pay for my daughter's tuition fee while she enjoyed free eduction in the school where I teach now. I am enjoying the monthly allowance provided for by the local government which they do not have in that "brown pasture".

Awww, what shall I do?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Girlie Things (1)

Things Women Want to Hear, but Never Do
Wow, I just don't know what to do with this money we won in the lottery, so why don't you take it to the mall and see if you can find something to buy with it.

Hey, how about inviting your mother to spend the summer with us.

Oh, go ahead and eat that third piece of chocolate cream pie. If it's one thing I hate it's skinny women.

What luck, they had a special rental rate at the video store on romance movies.

You know, that Pam Anderson just doesn't seem to have the brain power that I find so attractive in a woman.

What a break, I won a prize on the radio station.... tickets to either the super bowl or the opening of the New York Ballet. I got first choice so pack your bags for New York, we get to go to the ballet!!!

Who wants to play golf when I can get to see how good the lawn looks when it's freshly mowed.

Shoot, there's nothing on TV but football games. Let's go furniture shopping.

Man I tell you, nothing feels better than getting all spruced up in a suit and tie.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Pai Tiyao: Thailand's Safari World and Oasis Sea World

Pai Thong Tiyao (ไปท่องเที่ยว) is  the Thai translation  for "Go for a Tour" which really means going around to see places of interest like historical spots, temples, natural and man-made parks, beaches, and museums.

School days are over for the second semester and everybody was excited to see the Safari World in Minburi, Bangkok and a day's visit to the Oasis Sea World in Chanthaburi Province. Each teacher was assigned to look after a group of students during the two-day tour. The school provided us tourist buses and some foods for the activity.  Everyone couldn't wait to see what was ahead of us in those places as we were briefed during the pre-tour meeting.

At the Safari World, we enjoyed seeing a range of African and Asian animals. I took some photos to display here.

Also, at the Oasis Sea World in Chanthaburi, the children were amused at how the dolphins were treated to rewards after performing great tricks. Amazing fishes!!!

When there are children to guide and look after, its' not that easy to get off lightly. They keep on dragging us to wander around even when we were all tired and hungry!!!