Wait! I've not really been having all that "good" of a time here lately. Nope, (thankfully) no catastrophes. Haven't been tossed into a Communist prison for protesting a shortage of noodles in my Pho. Nor run over in the street by a swarm of motorbikes (yet!)
Alas, just bogged down with a sudden overload of "cover" classes for a fellow teach who's slipped off on holiday for the past few weeks with his visiting British family (lucky bloke!) Suddenly, I've TRIPLED my teach load - from a mere 2 classes per week (my dear Juniors and Seniors on Saturday and Sunday) to 5 classes per week plus a new private tutoring class at my chum Hang's new "English Cutting Edge" English school.
That's 12 lesson plans vs. my usual leisurely 4 each week. No doubt a mere drop in the bucket for an experienced Teach. But with a bunch of new students (ranging from bare to but a modicum of English skills), this new Teach has surely had her hands full. Ah but my wandering co-worker returns this weekend, so I should soon go back to my preferred part-time teach status.
I have lots to share with all of you - a goodly post on my experience teaching EFL in general (with... I believe I even have a video of one of my classes), plus...
I'm already starting to get the itch to explore this corner of globe a bit further afield - a plan to swiftly duck into Cambodia to drop-jaw at the legendary Angkor Wat come May (during my usual Monday - Friday teach-free time), as well as my BIG plan whence my 6 month teach contract finishes at the end of July (am seriously planning a month volunteering in Mongolia for starters.)
All of which is to say... Patience dear loyal TravelnLass readers. With any luck the usual blather here shall soon resume in earnest.