Greetings from Chile

    Hey guys, this is Bruce, sorry I haven’t been able to contact anyone in a while, many things have happened.   It’s October 2016 now and we are 6 months into our South American trip, I decided to take Bong Gu on a trip of a lifetime, from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska, on foot.   Why to Alaska? What’s there? Nothing really, and the trip is purely for volunteering, self-indulging ourselves and…

"Greetings from Chile"

About teaching

When I was in school, I was a rather shy student so wouldn’t say anything in class unless I was being asked to. Even though I knew the answers, I was afraid to speak out and tried to go unnoticed, so while working as a teacher I always try to get the shy students to speak up first and give equal chances to speak to all the students. This is just one of the many…

"About teaching"

Finding thoughts 3

If I have to meet someone I would set up the appointment for either 9 am or 2 pm, that way there are little chances that it will drag on and I then I get invited for lunch or for dinner, because it’s too difficult to explain to people that I can’t eat meat or chili, and I don’t like noodles because they use meat stock to cook it in, and it’s uncomfortable to eat…

"Finding thoughts 3"

Finding thoughts 2

I had it with the chili, a bit is ok but they put too much in everything, and if I ask the food without it they bring it with chili and they say they forgot because they are used to using chili, and sometimes they say it tastes better with chilli that’s why they put even though I asked them not to. So, how many sexual partners have you had? Have you ever been asked…

"Finding thoughts 2"

Finding thoughts 1

I went through 17 pairs of shoes during the last 2 years because some of them break after a few days of using them or the sole becomes very thin and hurts your heels. Dog is very thing and everyone on the street feels the need to point it out, not one but 5 or 6 times each person, they all want to make me feel bad about it but no one knows I love…

"Finding thoughts 1"

From Bong Gu

There are so many things I need to tell you. But even though I can’t speak your language, I still try to tell you in my own way. I know you don’t eat meat, and you don’t like white rice much but you still buy the meat and the rice for me because you know I need it, and I know when we go to a restaurant you ask them to cook something special for…

"From Bong Gu"

Whatever 19

  What do you think about China? Well that depends Depends on what? On the motive behind the question, if you’re just being polite and making small talk I should follow suit and reply that it’s a really nice place, great food, great people. But if you really want to know what I think about China, I actually have a list of all the things that are wrong and how to fix each and one…

"Whatever 19"

On the China situation 2

  Tell me about those good things? Best thing is that there are no violent crimes, almost anywhere in China you can go out at 3 in the morning and feel completely safe, now how many countries can you say that about? 11 Which ones? Well, there is Canada, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, finland, and Iceland. Ok, well played, but you get my point? Yes, it takes a load off…

"On the China situation 2"

On the china situation

On the china situation Can you tell me some stuff about china? I’ve never been there and it’s hard to imagine what life must be like there. Sure, so what would you like to know? Well, I know you want to talk about politics, so I’d like to take you out of your comfort zone and talk about art instead, and agriculture, and technology, and fashion. Fashion, really? So we are to write about Chinese…

"On the china situation"

Mundane thoughts

Some people say that eating is one of the biggest pleasures in life, but not for us. We don’t eat? We don’t eat what other people say it tastes good, we eat what is good for us. I know many people will say we are missing out a lot because they have been conditioned to believe this kind of food tastes good and this other one tastes bad. We had to opposed preconceived notions regarding…

"Mundane thoughts"