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Magicians or Teachers

24/06/2012 10:15
Magicians or Teachers   The Japanese have a concept of man in relation to the externality, the concept of 'Mu'. Everything that exists outside the individual is, potentially, part of his/her 'Mu'; or, to put it another way, what appears in one's field of vision/experiential domain is, in fact,...


01/06/2012 17:08
`Confusing, he says -`     `Shut up confusing!`

The Idiots and the Teacher

29/05/2012 11:47
An ice cream is given to three idiots; the first one makes a grab for it and misses; the second one lunges with both hands outstretched and also fails to make contact; and the third one with exaggerated care takes the ice cream and sticks it in one ear, saying: `Delicious.`   `That`s a...


29/05/2012 11:14
Te-Ching   There is no teaching; there is only whatever you can understand.  

The Monkeys and the Man

10/05/2012 04:37
The Monkeys and the Man   A man picked an apple from a tree. Some monkeys were in the branches. `We`re training for the mountain,` said one. `There`s no fruit there,` said the man. `But it`s a high and great endeavour,` said the monkey. `No, it`s fruitless,` the man replied. `We like you,` the...

Helping Students In Time

03/05/2012 22:22
Helping Students In Time   With time process words a simple rubric; Getting Up In The Morning, for example.   First I shower,  next I shave, then I dress, later I have breakfast, after that I get the car from the garage, and finally I drive to...

Burkhas at Macdonald`s

26/04/2012 16:02
Burkhas at Macdonald`s   Capitalism is possession, or what`s possessed by whom; which means that men are demons. The two great religious traditions that have genuine antipathy for each other are Islam and Hinduism. In Hindu belief the soul is a living being independent of the creature it is...

How To Get A Job In TEFL

12/02/2012 12:29
How To Get A Job In TEFL   Walking into a language `studio` in Buttapes asking for a job, they said, `Send us your CV.` E-mailing back that there was work, `with some companies`, sleeping all through the next day said something of my enthusiasm. Often a `dummy` lesson is required, and the...

Dr Rusher in Russia

12/02/2012 12:01
Dr Rusher in Rusher   The pitfalls of being an English language teacher are many and varied. Take my wife, for example; people seem to. On my passport, it says ‘single’. However, among the first words the director of a Rushon branch of Language Wank, London, said to me, when I arrived in...

Serious in Syria

12/02/2012 11:57
Serious in Syria   Noticeable to an EFL teacher in Syria in 2003 was the ubiquitous mien of President Bashar Al Assad. It`s an ambivalent ambiguous depiction of the country`s head of government that gazes down upon you at every turn. From giant billboards overlooking highways and pedestrian...
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