Like to feel like your making a difference? Doing nothing all day could wear away your self-esteem?
Makes you begin to understand why the majority of Taiwan Police are alcoholic abusers.[/quote]
Just like the foreigners here, eh Mordeth? [/quote]
Hmmm. Well the moral of the story is to find a job where you feel useful…and not like the foreigner clown who shows his face to appease the parents.
How to feel useful? Learn some grammar…learn some Chinese. Some foreigners have been teaching here for years and they still don’t know what’s a verb, noun, adjective…etc. I can translate from Chinese to English…and from English to Chinese better than my Taiwanese co-workers. And that is why I could never work at a kindergarden…number 1, I don’t teach kindy well…and number 2, I hate playing games, singing songs…etc. I’m a teacher…I like to teach.[/quote]
You just read my mind, I know for me I like to make certain I’m useful and contirbuting a lot because the pay-off is greater in so many ways. But right now, yeah I don’t do shit, I’m on the internet posting here, but it gets tiresome after a while. I try to study Chinese, but I’ve kind’ve been demoralized since Chinese is so hard and I just don’t have the heart to learn it.
Regradless of my rant I came to Taiwan to teach and now I don’t have any
classes(or at least feels like it-11 teaching hours a week now) so I’m not teaching which obviously pisses me off. I want to quit my job, but the whole visa thing is very stressful and my contract is up in August so I might just tough it out.