Why Becoming A Teacher Was One Of The Best Things Of My Life

The Hacker @ Dagobert, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, taken on the 22nd of June 2006 with a Sony Cybershot DSC-P93 5.1 MP camera.

Reflecting on the last few months, I have to agree with my wife that being a teacher in Taiwan was one of the best things in my life. I have been a financial planner for the last four years. I have worked for myself and different companies. In this post, I will compare the two professions. Naturally, I have only been a financial planner in Canada and a full-time teacher in Taiwan, but my wife, who is a certified high-school teacher, assures me that the job that we are doing in our bilingual school is equivalent to any teaching job in Canada.

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The Old Versus The New Or How Ducati Scored

Ducati Multistrada MTS1000 SDS.

Ducati is a great motorcycle company.

In 2006, they released a special limited version of their upcoming retro café racer, the Sports S 1000.

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Bikes Bikes Bikes Or How Motorcyles Are Always A Touchy Subject

 

Taken during our second visit to Taipei on November 11th 2006, on Sung Chiang Road, near our hotel. Taken with a Sony Cybershot DSC-P93 5.1 MP camera.

Well, after all that craziness over the weekend, I took some time to relax and watch some CSIs that have been accumulating for the last few weeks. It has been entertaining and you get a feel for the different shows if you watch in batches. Of the three CSI shows, CSI Miami has got some of the best cinematography. I am somewhat surprised at how well CSI NY is doing. It is a good show. The stories are different and the general feel of the shows is distinct. Of the three, naturally the original is still the best, taking liberties that the other shows couldn’t. CSI NY is 2nd and CSI Miami is third.

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New Viral Waves Of Britney Traffic, An Update On December 2nd

 

Another shot in my dreamscape series, this has surprising colors for a nightime photo. The green of the grass seems almost vivid. This shot was taken between our two condo builings, in Montreal, Canada on the 20th of July 2006 with a Sony Cybershot DSC-P93 5.1 MP digital camera. 

Well…

I don’t know what to say. As you might have guessed, the numbers for my post on Britney Spears went differently than expected. I expected the interest and hits to slowly die down, like a normal bell curve. This is what usually happens. It happened to my wife’s post. Since my post was published nearly 24 hours later, in response to the hilarity and idiocy of these crotch shots, I didn’t expect much of a response.

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Getting Stiffed In Taiwan Or How Checking Out The Details On Your Paycheck Pays Off

A parking garage in Quebec City, Canada. Taken on the 23rd of June 2006 with a Sony Cybershot DSC-P9 5.1MP camera.

I finally figured out today that I was working an extra hour and a quarter a week. And I wasn’t getting paid for it.

Let me just explain.

In education, in Taiwan, you teach a certain amount of hours a week. Every extra hour is paid extra. But on top of the teaching hours, you have office hours, which last from 8 AM to 5 PM. We don’t get paid extra for those hours. Basically, our salary is for being employed full time and staying at work.

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