Category Archives: chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Today’s Perfect Moment is an easy one. After a long day of work and a numbing bus ride home, nothing says relaxation like some dark chocolate.  You can disagree with me if you want, but you’ll never convince me otherwise. … Continue reading

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…And There’s More Chocolate

I must be putting out the positive vibes. That is the conclusion I have come to.  After publishing my post about students giving me chocolate, another student brought me chocolate today.  This time it was my all time favourite Japanese … Continue reading

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Chocolate for the Teacher

I might not have liked many of my teachers growing up.  I might not have wanted to become a teacher.  In fact, I might have expended a lot of energy trying to avoid it entirely.  The truth is, I am … Continue reading

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Direct from Switzerland

As a teacher in a private English school, in no way associated with a school board or university, it is okay to receive gifts from students. What I mean is, these gifts are not meant to influence student placement, acceptance, … Continue reading

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A Student with the Right Idea

Today’s Perfect Moment is a simple one. The only thing unusual about it is that it isn’t about me, but that it stirred some memories in me. During one of the breaks between classes, one of my students “went out … Continue reading

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Perfect Saturday

My sister, perhaps jokingly, perhaps not, remarked that my blog about Perfect Moments has seemed to have veered from its initial premise. I am perhaps over articulating her words.  “Your blog hasn’t been about Perfect Moments lately,” is what I … Continue reading

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Cookies Rather Than Apples

In old movies and TV shows, a student or maybe even a group of students present the teacher with an apple. This is displayed as either something traditional or as a mark of respect.  I could spend a lot of … Continue reading

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The New Cliff Bar

On my trip to Vietnam, when all of us were looking at pictures to buy in the markets or at the Human Centre, most of us looked for cycling pictures.  We were on a cycling trip and everyone was looking … Continue reading

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I’m Going to Make You Mad Teacher

“I am sorry teacher, but I am going to make you angry,” my student said with a mischievous glimmer in his eye and a slightly crooked smile upon his lips. I feared that he was going to complain about my … Continue reading

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Another Glass Bottle Beverage

A light post for a Sunday night. Yes, I’m still getting ready Pho my trip, but that isn’t what this post is about. No, this post is about taking time to indulge, even when you (and by you, I mean … Continue reading

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