Three month after leaving IBM, I rented a house in Da Nang and started teaching at the Duy Tan University on Monday :) Life is great!
My new house is so spacious :) I feel like a princess! It is only 500m away from the beach :)
Oh and I forgot to mention, I rented a motorbike :) So all is good!
Very interesting experience on Monday teaching 2 classes after each other for 2 hours from 7-11am! The first class is very well behaved and eager to learn. The only challenge is that the students have very different levels of English from Elementary to Intermediate and this is a very wide range. Well, I will manage somehow. I signed a contract for 6 weeks and then lets see what happens. I would like to keep my options open just in case something better might come up ;)
The second class is as I said very challenging. There are some students in the class who have not really any interest to improve their English. So they are chatting to each other all the time instead of paying attention. But as you can imagine, I can be very serious in that case and I was very strict with them. Otherwise I would feel sorry for the students who actually are interested to learn. I am giving listening and speaking classes and there is a lot to do to improve their pronunciation. Anyway, I love my first class and soon the 2nd one will be fine as well ;)
Yes, I rented a house! So cool :) It is such a gorgeous place - spacious, by the sea, 15 min to work with my bike. It has cable TV, 2 double bedrooms, kitchen, 2 bathrooms and a terrace. What more could I have wished for?! Visitors :)
I have a Vietnamese Landlord and if something needs to get adjusted or fixed to the wall you have 10 people in the house....unreal! That is so Vietnamese. They cannot stay alone.
We also got a new bar, which just opened last Friday! Great place and I didn't know that there were at least 50 Western people in Da Nang! Was a nice evening.
On Sunday I finally drove with my motorbike to Hoi An. Took me 50min, but it was worth every minute. I had a delicious meal at the river - grilled beef in Banana Leafs :) So tasty. Life is great! Thinking about to drive there again on Saturday for a nice day out.
And what is happening in your life? Please put some comments on the blog. It is always so nice to read :)