Category Archives: appreciation

Korean Lunch

I feel as though I am losing my chopsticks skill. If you looked at the picture, you have probably already realized that I am not talking about those piano skills that too many of us claim to have. I am … Continue reading

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A Bouquet

I can’t recall the last time I saw someone taking flowers to someone. It probably isn’t rare, but I just never see it.  I know there is a flower shop or flower corner at the grocery store, but I have … Continue reading

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Responding to the Sunshine Blogger Award My Way.

I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Hunida. I have to admit that I have done enough of these awards that I am no longer completely excited by them.  I spent a lot of time thinking up … Continue reading

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No Apple……but close enough

I didn’t even flinch when my boss asked if I could cover someone’s class today. Sometimes, I hem and haw, and really consider if more teaching is what I want to do.  Obviously I want more money so I can … Continue reading

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When Students Give Gifts

I am not one of those teachers who are constantly showered with gifts.  However, every once in a while, I do get something special.  It makes me believe I am doing a good job. Thank you, my amazing student.  You … Continue reading

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Successful Blogging

Lately, I have noticed an uptick in my WP stats. More people seem to be stopping by to take a look at my blog.  Some of those people are even going back and reading some of my older posts.  That … Continue reading

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A Little Mischief

According to my mother, I was not a bad child. As far as my teachers were concerned, I had a stubborn streak, was a little precocious, was rather defiant, and had a temper.  I guess mothers can see beyond all … Continue reading

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Coffee Cups and Confrontations

It is a scene I see to often. A person, standing in front of the subway door, leaning ever so slightly forward as if they are going to spring out the doorway and dash up the steps as soon as … Continue reading

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A Perfect Moment on the TTC

The TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) doesn’t really have a good reputation. The system is plagued by outdated equipment, poorly designed stations, inefficiency, and a bad reputation.  They have hired someone to turn the thing around, and I think it is … Continue reading

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You Never Disappointed Us

I woke up doubting that there would be any Perfect Moment today.  When I found out that Gord Downie had passed away……how could there be.  It’s just a shitty, shitty day. I have seen the Hip (The Tragically Hip for … Continue reading

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