New Year’s Visit

The holidays have come, and are now going. This was my first year celebrating the Chinese New Year since coming to China, or ever for that matter. The first year I was here, I was travelling, and didn’t do anything … Continue reading

Going to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo…

    We had a great day at the zoo in Songkhla, Thailand. I met up with some of my cousins, and we hung out for a while.      Then I got into a fight with a rhino, and won. It … Continue reading

What Would Jesus Give… At Halloween

In a couple of days the cute little Ghouls and Goblins will be roaming the streets of most of the neighbourhoods in North America (and wherever else Halloween is a thing). Little Elsa, and Buzz Lightyears will ring your doorbell, … Continue reading

7 Days Holiday, Kind Of…

October 1-7 is the National Day holiday, which of course means no classes. I like the idea of not having classes, but I am not a fan of how it is designed. I am not saying it is wrong, but I don’t like the design.

– We have a 7 day holiday (Yay!), it is how it is presented.
– It is of course a 5 day holiday, because 2 of those days are already my weekend (5 days is good).
– Because of the holiday, there are extra class days on Sunday Sept. 21, 28, and Oct 12, creating 3 weeks with 6 days of classes, instead of 5 (leaving 2 days of holiday after the 3 payback days)

Given the choice, I would far rather have just 2 days of holiday, and my weekends be left alone.

However, it is what it is. I will enjoy my time off, and try not to think about the 6 days of classes each week for 3 weeks. Get some reading done, bake, cook some BBQ sauces, and maybe take a day trip to the big city. It will not be a wasted week :).