On Frugality and Christianity

I am a student, in the broadest sense of the term; that is, I am constantly looking for opportunities to learn, reflect, and grow in the many things that I do (e.g. professionally as a teacher, deliciously as a cook, husbandly as a husband). However, I’m quite sure the kind of student that I am isn’t…

You’re Welcome to Join Dagang

Oh puns. As we’ve mentioned before (I think), we’re currently teaching in China. Specifically, we’re in the small town of Dagang which is close to the larger city of Zhenjiang. Even more specifically, we’re on the outskirts of the small town of Dagang. In Calgarian terms, this is like being in the outskirts of Airdrie. Most…

The Non-Audio Visual Tour of our China Flat

Hello! It’s been awhile since the last post (for obvious reasons)! Reasons like: school, getting our new place set up, finding a vehicle (see the featured image), getting used to school and work-life balance here, getting to know new friends, and going to Shanghai and Beijing. All of the posts and such will come in due…

Nellie’s Break the Fast

Wait, Jack? Writing a restaurant review? That’s a new one. Only because Andrea wasn’t actually there when I went out to Nellie’s Break the Fast. I went to Nellie’s with a good friend from my Student Union days of yore to catch up. This was at 7 am in the morning, after an overnight shift…

London: Draughts

Hi, it’s Jack. I haven’t written in awhile, but I’m here now! Why? Because board games. I’m a huge fan of board games and I’ve been getting more and more into the hobby since 2010. I’d continue to extole on the subject of board games and why the hobby is so great, but that’s certainly not…

Being a Student

Both Andrea and I miss being students. As a teacher, we also really need to understand what it’s like to be a student. In this post, I’m going to explore a little bit of both of these things. Being a Student Life use to be straightforward. Things mostly came down to myself: if I paid…

The London Life (After 4 Months)

Or rather, the Greater London Area life after 4 months as a teacher married to another teacher.   Life doesn’t always turn out the way you’d expect it to. For example, a year ago, I did not know that I’d be getting married so soon, nor that I’d be teaching in London. Funny how life does…