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Six Sleepless Favorites

As 2011 wraps up, it's that time of year when everybody and their donkey's aunt starts compiling lists. Today marks the official anniversary of the Young and Restless Family's move from Samoa to NZ. Daaayuum we made it! One year. Looking back over a year of blogging and more blogging, I realized that this blog… Continue reading Six Sleepless Favorites

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I have more bullets left.

Things I wish I'd said. Back then. When I was a timid, mousey, terrified new teacher. (How many of my blog followers remember me from back then ay!?)1. To the Samoa College boys who put condoms on my car windscreen on my very first week of my first teaching job. "I believe these are yours?… Continue reading I have more bullets left.

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Teachers with superpowers

My son’s English teacher is taking leave for 3 weeks. Which means the school is looking for a substitute. And I have struck horror in my son's heart by telling him that I have taken on the job.(cue wicked witch laugh right here)…Its been 9 years since I was an English teacher. I quit when… Continue reading Teachers with superpowers

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One day…

A long time ago I used to teach English to teenagers at Robert Louis Stevenson School here in Samoa. And they used to teach me lots of other far more valuable stuff. Like how NOT to win a popularity contest with teenagers. (dont tell them off in front of their boyfriends from St Joe. Because… Continue reading One day…