Tag Archives: gifts

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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Mother’s Day and Pre-Mother’s Day

Look, let’s get serious for a minute. There is no way I could choose anything other than celebrating Mother’s Day with my Mother and other family members as Today’s Perfect Moment.  To do anything else, wouldn’t only be wrong, but it … Continue reading

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When Students Bring Chocolate

I don’t get a lot of gifts from students, but when I do, they tend to be really interesting. In this case a student remembered that I recently celebrated a birthday and gave me some chocolate. I’ve said it before, … Continue reading

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What Awaits in the Mailbox

It is always nice to come home to a package in your mailbox. I am expecting several things (some of them Pho my trip and some of them not) but is still exciting when something shows up at my door. … Continue reading

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Gift Giving Dilemas

I must admit, I like getting surprise gifts. I don’t want to know what is under the wrapping.  I want to experience that feeling of discovery.  However, there are two things that go with this.  The first is that this … Continue reading

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