Bamboo Butterfly

a journey.

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Though I’m sure kids are generally the same all over the world, I found many of the children in Taiwan to be much more respectful than kids here in the United States. Most foreign English teachers in Taiwan find themselves with varying classes of students ranging from age 5 (technically, teaching kids age 5 and [...]

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As the months make their descent into winter I feel a melancholy growing slowly in my soul. I made the choice to stay and I continue to hold onto the faith that it was the right decision–for now. I chose to stay for personal reasons and a sense that God has a greater plan in [...]

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The spirit of Christmas lives. It does not matter that I’m across the world, far from home. Yesterday I heard “Jingle Bells,” coming from a buxiban down the road. Now, of course I realize that Christmas in Taiwan is pretty much commercialized (not really so different from other parts of the world though) but it’s [...]

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A  lot of teachers here in Taiwan do not enjoy working with the small children. I love them.  Give me the little kids any day! I especially love the ones that come in knowing no English, it’s so easy to see what progress is being made with their speaking/reading. They are so interested in learning [...]

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One of my little darlings said the cutest thing today in class. We are learning to say “What is it…” and respond to the question. As we were reading our book, I asked about a picture that showed a boat. “What is it?” I said. One of the children shouted out “Scooter!” Ian, one of [...]

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