Author Archives: Anthony

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.

Ghostly

I have written a lot of posts about walking in the snow.  It isn’t surprising since I have to walk to and from transportation links on both ends of my commute.  I also don’t mind taking a stroll around town … Continue reading

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Delicious

Today’s Perfect Moment is a celebration of something quite simple.  Today’s Perfect Moment is a delicious orange that I ate slightly chilled before dinner. Most of the people I work with are completely obsessed with apples.  I cannot tell you … Continue reading

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Making an Effort

On my second day in Japan, which was rather immediate since I arrived late at night, and after having my first morning of training, I was invited to lunch.  If I remember correctly, the “trainer” was given a lunch in … Continue reading

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Rummaging in Boxes

I have always been a person who likes to rummage. I like rummaging through garage sales, flea markets, and the like.  I probably should be one of the hosts of Canadian Pickers–except that I think the whole thing is probably … Continue reading

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Shaking the Status Quo

Some days, you’ve just got to change things up. Some days, you’ve got to buck the status quo.  This is true for work and life, so it should come as no shock that this is true for sandwiches as well. … Continue reading

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Good Omens in the Mailbox

I don’t want to bore you with all my trip stuff, but I need to share with you a coincidence that is Today’s Perfect Moment. I usually write my blog posts at night and then publish them in the morning. … Continue reading

Posted in catalogue, coincidence, commuting, Exodus Travels, growing your blog, growth, literature, mail, Omens, perfect moment, portents, public transportation, travel, travel writing, vacation, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Five Continents and Counting…

Long time readers to this blog will know that I often have a tough time deciding on things and then have a tough time committing to the decision I made. This is true with food, clothes, and joining activities.  This … Continue reading

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The Signs are Everywhere

Today’s Perfect Moment could have been many things today.   By the time I sat down to type this, many candidates had already presented themselves. Today, I accomplished quite a few tasks around the house. Though most of them were rather … Continue reading

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When it’s Winter Outside

The weather forecasters were right for once and we got a ton of snow. It has been coming down all day from late morning until night.  While you read this blog Sunday morning, I will have donned my boots and … Continue reading

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Test Results

Way back in December, I concluded teaching a group of students who were studying for a proficiency exam.  Some were studying for the FCE and some were studying for the CAE.  Some were a bit shaky and took both exams. … Continue reading

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