With St. Patrick’s Day just passing, I recall teaching English with foreigners from other English-speaking countries (England, Canada, Australia, South Africa, etc.) in South Korea. Among the diverse crowd I met, I found Irish lads and lassies very interesting. The two Irishmen who made a strong impression on me were named John and Cathal (it was pronounced “Kah Hull,” but I American-ized it as Carl). As contriving as it may sound, these two were almost complete opposites. One of them was an optimist and the other was a realist. One made great first impressions and the other left negative lasting impressions. Everyone loved one and hated the other (I didn’t hate him, I actually appreciated his honesty). Continue reading “Getting to Know Two Lads”
…Or Fashionably Late
I have a family member named “Don” that just drives me crazy, because he can never be on time for anything. When we invite Don to come over for dinner or some other activity, we tell him to arrive 15 minutes to an hour before we really need him there. I have often wondered what causes some people to always show up either on time, early, or late. What is the difference between these three groups? Are some people smarter, nicer, or more intelligent, and others thoughtless, self-centered, or unorganized? Continue reading “On Time”
I’m a huge fan of the Star Wars films. Now, I admit that even the thought of this topic for a blog makes me seem like a nerd, and that’s perfectly fine with me. I am cool and confident enough to accept the title of “nerd.”
You might be wondering what connection Star Wars could possibly have to job searching?
Continue reading “Let your Light-Saber Shine”