Some of the funny things I’ve seen lately:
- Sports jersey with “Death” printed on the back, worn by tiny, young teenaged girl. She had a big smile and a pink, flowery headband. Can you say incongruous?
- T-shirt with Obama picture and slogan “Yes, we San!” Suspect typos are sold here since no one knows.
- Tiny, Vietnamese man, singing “All About The Base”, an octave too high.
Have been seeing far more rats than I’d like–and during the daytime. There’s lots of garbage for them to eat and cover for them to hide in. Not surprised, but not enjoying it. either.
Had almost forgotten about that silly baggy pants fashion back in The States. Saw a teenager wearing his pants low and showing most of his boxers today. It really looked out of place here.
Spent most of my holiday working on English lessons–mostly English music. It’s a good way to explain expressions, practice listening, learn vocabulary in context and the kids love it. I ask discussion questions and they work in in small groups to practice talking. Less “sure” students are more likely to talk in a small group than raise their hand in class and risk making a fool of themselves. I also worked up three reading comprehension exercises on varied topics that I think will interest students and teach vocabulary. I try to pick short, unusual topics. One of my readings is about a woman who fell from a plane and survived!