Friday, June 30, 2006

My cousin Sean

I've got a cousin over in Kyoto, Japan. He runs a language school called Choice English.

Go over to his blog at

I've been at Sam's Town for over a week now. I'm still getting used to working full-time, but everyone has been extremely nice and helpful.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Working as a temp

I'm currently working at a casino in downtown Shreveport. The name of the place is Sam's Town ( I've been working through a temp agency called Jean Simpson (, the best temporary agency in Shreveport. I have worked at Sam's Town several times already.

If you're wondering if I'm dealing cards or serving meals, then you are wrong. I work in the personnel office doing filing. It's a great place to work.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Next post

Right now, I'm busy getting organized for the move to Hong Kong. Tickets, visas, packing, all these things need a lot of preparation. I've also been spending some time on the Internet trying to make some new contacts. I've met 2 teachers at the university I'll be working at, and they seem pretty friendly so far.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Hello there

Greetings. This is my first post on this brand new blog about living and teaching in Hong Kong. I am very fortunate to be offered a job at City University of Hong Kong ( teaching ESL. I'll be officially starting the job in about 6 weeks. I'm currently in the U. S. This will be my first experience living in Hong Kong, although I've visited it many times before.

Some other things you might want to know about me:

* I have an M.A. in Foreign Language Education from The University of Texas at Austin.

* I taught ESL at several universities in Taiwan, including National Dong Hua University ( in Shoufeng, Taiwan.

* I've studied Mandarin Chinese for over 10 years, although I'm not as fluent as I'd like to be.

* I've done a lot of writing lately. This year, I've had an article published in ESL Magazine ( More importantly, my first book, The Creative Classroom, will be published by Lynx Publishing ( later this year. Go to their website for more information about my book.

Well, I think that's enough for now. Keep checking this space for more about my life in Hong Kong.