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venusian in ChangSha is doing 2 things including…

not let any more opportunities pass me by

25 cheers


venusian has written 8 entries about this goal

Earning extra teaching hours..

outside of the university is what I will be doing for the next couple of months. I’m happy someone called up and asked for my help on this goal. Yippeee! I’m excited again!

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I woke up early this morning as usual, took the camera and went outside for some inspiring subjects. I had loads although I wasn’t sure if they were good.

Anyway, when I came back, I saw a banner hanged just outside of the gate of our guest house where I currently live, it said, “We are welcoming you participants for the 3rd International TEA Processing Seminar at HAU.”

I remember last year, I was also dying to join but I had classes. This time, I should not miss it. YAY! I am lucky!

Tomorrow, we’ll start at 8:30.

Moolah talk

This morning after breakfast, my former supervisor was insistently knocking at my door. I opened the door and let her in. She was looking lovelier than ever as she walked in. We chatted for a while about my recent trips and she mentioned that I could fly to Singapore from Guangzhou for only 300 yuan or 700 back and forth, goodness, cheap! If only I had an account, well this is the sad side of it. :0(

Anyway, here are some great news!

1. She’s asking if I know of someone who’s interested to teach at the International College. I told her that I will try to find one for her. So to all of you out there who have the passion for teaching and are willing to be assigned here for a year, please don’t hesitate to apply.
Here’s her email address pls: Linda6022@sina.comWANTED FOREIGN TEACHER

2. She told me that I was being invited by her college to handle Spoken English classes to some of her students on weekends starting this coming term. YAY! Why not? I need the money!hehe

3. She has a 7-year old boy and he needs a tutor. She was asking if I could be one. Why not? I love kids and I’m sure this will be fun!

Thank God for the blessings and for the opportunities. I really need to earn more so I can push through with some of my goals here.

Started my summer class this morning...

so far so good..

The kids are so intelligent and artistic!

Teaching Stint

The office called and asked if I would be interested in teaching children in a nearby elementary school from July 15th until the 25th. I immediately said YES! Yehey! Isn’t it great??

I earned 200 yuan just now!!!

Oh well, I worked hard for it hehe. Hmm I just finished a 1 1/2 hour lecture. I’ll have another one on Wednesday next week s000 it means 200 yuan again! Yeheyy!!
...and Saturday means shopping day!!!!

it's worth it!

I started my tutorials last week-end and am happy to say, it was a success at least to me as their teacher. I felt successful because I am able to mingle with a bunch of Hybrid Rice experts who will be staying in Liberia to conduct a training next month. This is such a breakthrough just knowing them! And what’s more, they are so eager to learn and I love that feeling when they would put a lot of efforts doing the roleplays I assigned to them. There’s a bit of language difficulty but the big thing is that, they have developed that passion for this language and that is what counts most for me as their mentor.


I had turned some down months ago. Now I got a new offer from a research institute to train and teach experts about basic English for 3 consecutive weekends starting Sat. I immediately said yes!

venusian has gotten 25 cheers on this goal.


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