Cancelled, cancelled, cancelled…

August 30, 2011 at 09:11 (Uncategorized)

Every morning since I started working there has been at least one train cancelled but of late, up to eight trains are cancelled a morning.  And most affected is the Cape Town inbound line, I see all the outbound trains chugging along fairly empty.  To make matters worse, the trains that do eventually haul themselves into the station are the older version where the seats take up most of the room. It is madness.  I don’t like wasting my morning waiting at the station.

I also walked into the turnstile when it didn’t turn even though I scanned my disk – what a morning!  And the elevator was playing silly buggers.

But the day is not a total loss, just received my CELTA certificate – shiny!

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Operator

August 19, 2011 at 13:21 (Uncategorized)

Once again fielding phone calls.  Can’t get over how boring reception is.  I wasn’t overly taken with it when I first did it but now…  Argh, so much time wasted.  I’ve taken to bringing my UNISA stuff with me, makes the day more productive.

Tuna mayo sandwiches for lunch.  I’m actually surprised I got to work on time.  One, I was so asleep when the alarm went off it took me almost thirty seconds to turn it off and the slowness continued for some time after that.  Two, madness with the trains meant I waited about 35 minutes for a stuffed train.  Made me think of Tokyo and the People Packers.  Doesn’t look like I’ve got the Hokkaido job but there is another I’m applying for.

Did some AFL1501, was going to do some PLS2601 but really don’t feel like Critical Reasoning – it’s Friday afternoon.  I shall waste some of it reading the latest chapter of  Examurai.

 

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Korean BBQ FTW

August 15, 2011 at 15:14 (Uncategorized)

Portable Korean BBQ are awesome.  Can’t wait for summer to test it outside.  Also going to test it at SCA event on 27.08 – teriyaki fish.  I would also chuck the tofu on it but there will be vegans.  And they… well, won’t like beans and fish mixing, I think.

During week two of CELTA, my former boss asked me if I could temp at reception for a week.  Said sure, but it turns out it will be for three weeks 😀  I do like having money.

Back to varsity studies – today I brought AFL1501 with me.  It’s fairly interesting but I’m hungry and out of lunch.  I thought I was working till 13h30 but was asked to go till 16h30.  Weeks of not working mean my backup snacks are done.  I’m beginning to see why people steal other peoples’ lunch at work.  Not that I could do that.  And I still think it’s weird.

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Pass

August 12, 2011 at 20:36 (Uncategorized)

Passed CELTA.  I am now a qualified ESL teacher.

What a mentally demanding course… But I can say I have a Cambridge qualification – lol~.

Naruto hasn’t come out yet.  I don’t recall any notice that there would be a break.  Oh, I also applied for a job in Hokkaido.

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BB Project

August 9, 2011 at 18:37 (Uncategorized)

There is a problem is reading manga for years ago – not much is know about it so information is scarce.  The good side to this is that spoilers don’t litter the limited information.  In fact, information is usually title, year and artist.  But there is a rather big down side about not knowing the status of a manga.  I really enjoy[ed] BB Project.  It is funny and impossible and great and cancelled!

Though this is only really a problem if the series is cancelled.  I really would like to order BB Project but it is in French and unlikely to be translated because it is cancelled.

Last assessed lesson tomorrow – almost done.  Soon to be qualified!

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Gut wounded

August 8, 2011 at 20:33 (Uncategorized)

Learning to fight with pointy  things means you may get poked with pointy things.  Or rather you may accidentally step into pointy things.  I have a tiny but rather painful bruise on my stomach.  Lesson learned – move in a favourable direction.

CELTA is almost finished.  Final assessed lesson is on Wednesday.  I still teach after that but it’s a lot easier and more enjoyable to teach without someone assessing you.  It is also easier in that I don’t have to stick to my lesson plan exactly.  Or write one out in detail.

Now to look for work.

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