According to Wikipedia, a vacation is a leave of absence from a regular occupation, or a specific trip or journey, usually for the purpose of recreation or tourism. In the United Kingdom, the word vacation once specifically referred to the long summer break taken by the law courts and then later the term was applied to universities. The custom was introduced by William the Conqueror … Continue reading A Thousand and One Posts…Going on Vacation!
It’s November and, in Thailand, that means the second term of the school year starts tomorrow — at least in the majority of government-operated schools in Phuket. I had a relatively relaxing October, teaching a few business classes on the weekends and a lot of downtime in between (as deputy head teacher for a large language school and teaching agency, I do still have to … Continue reading Welcome to November! It’s Back-to-School Time in Thailand!
As I write this, it is early on a Sunday morning here in southern Thailand. It is my regular day off from work but I find myself a bit too bogged-down with school-related tasks to devote myself to the hours that putting together an article for A Stamp A Day usually entails. A large part of my duties as Deputy Head Teacher for the province’s … Continue reading ASAD Takes A (1-Day) Holiday
I wanted to wish you, my readers, a very Happy New Year on this first day of 2018. I hope the year ahead brings everyone great happiness. Instead of researching and putting together another lengthy ASAD article today, I spent much of today simply relaxing and getting caught up on various non-philatelic pursuits. As I don’t return to work until January 3, tomorrow may have … Continue reading Happy New Year 2018!
I’m sorry but I just can’t seem to get motivated to put together a few thousand words’ article for A Stamp A Day this rainy Friday afternoon. I just want to relax this evening. ASAD will return tomorrow to celebrate yet another birthday — a singer rather than an ocean liner — followed on Sunday with a profile of a former British crown colony which is currently … Continue reading Another Break from Blogging
After some minutes of deliberation, I have decided to take a brief blogging break, the first one in the 14-month life of ‘A Stamp A Day’. It is already after 5:00 pm here in Thailand and the prospect of pounding away at the keyboard on a Saturday night after a long day teaching just doesn’t appeal to me. Particularly after yesterday’s (and last night’s) Titanic … Continue reading Brief Blogging Break Redux