• Liver required; apply within.

    Hello dear readers.  It’s been an interesting couple of weeks.  By interesting I mean delightful, debaucherous, disturbing, disappointing, and downright  deviant.  I really don’t know where to begin, but let’s start with passing my CELTA course with a B grade.  This pleases me.  That means I’m in the top 23% of trainees in the world …

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  • Played it till my fingers bled…

    Last night I witnessed more evidence of the debaucherous, neanderthalic shenanigans of the Budapest party hostels.  Now for the most part, my experience of these heathens has been somewhat tainted with idiocy.  It has usually consisted of lots of tall morons wearing wife beaters emblazoned with Fluer De Cana or some other such unoriginal shite.  While …

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  • He giveth and he taketh away

    Looming over me from the grammar shadow in the corner was my first lesson teaching tenses.  I was thankful that it was relatively straightforward, explaining the difference between going to and I will.  Give ’em an activity, tell ’em what they got wrong, draw a few timelines and other squiggles on the white board, kid on …

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  • Bitter; adjective. Cynical; adjective. Cupid; noun and bastard.

    I’ve just got in from another day of hell learning how to teach English.  I have been told a dozen more words and other such terminology I’ve never heard of.  I cannot explain tenses.  I don’t know what a gerund is.  I had to look up the words for this title to see what form …

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  • S.A.D

    Having a series of people cancel their planned visits to see you/Budapest and being told by someone you highly regard that the only reason they liked you was because they were hung up on someone else, all within the space of a couple of days has its draw backs.  I also start my TEFL course …

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  • It’s been a while dear readers…

    Alright so it’s definitely been a while hasn’t it?  Like nearly a month.  Why you ask?  Because I’ve been a lazy sod.  Also nothing spectacular of note has taken place because for the next couple of months I’m going to be a boring fart.  I’m going back to school.  Outside of that I will be …

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  • New Years Eve

    Deja Vu.  I’m in Budapest for a second New Years Eve, the last one coming back in 2008 with my then girlfriend and a bunch of her mates.  Fun times indeed.  Booze and arguments   I’m usually a firm believer in not retracing steps, seeing as many new things as possible, but this was an opportunity to …

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  • Goodnight Vienna, good afternoon Budapest

    So.  Vienna was nice.  I had fun.  Etc.  It’s actually pretty hard to leave, and fairly obvious as to the reasons why, so I won’t insult your intelligence by banging on about how much I wish I could stay a little longer.  I figure it best not to have that pressure, and move over a …

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