Healing and Idealism

The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or, perchance, a palace or temple on the earth, and, at length, the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them. (Henry David Thoreau) I’m an unashamed idealist. I’ve written about Christianity and idealism as it deals with poverty and missions …

The TESOL scene in Singapore

I haven’t been posting because I’ve been pretty busy the past few weeks. I was looking for a job more intensively. And I’ve also been busy completing an essay for one of my Master of Education (TESOL) modules. I left my previous English teaching job in April after fulfilling my commitments there. Then I started …

When education becomes a business

Allow me to rant a bit here. Allow me to be ultra-critical – a change from recent posts. I’ll never want to be ultra-critical to Churches and Christian leaders on this blog because I don’t think that builds up the body of Christ. I do take care in who I criticize but for me businesses …

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

For those of you wondering what I’m doing now (as in work-wise), well, I’m teaching English. Not in a mainstream Singapore school. I’d never survive working under the MOE (Ministry of Education) with the way things are. I’m reminded of Mark Twain’s quote about not letting schooling interfere with education. Going to school nowadays – …