The blog is about how a move like this can give you new insights in to yourself, your surroundings and the life you left behind. I try to link my new experiences to my work as a teacher but also what being in this vibrant country is teaching me.
About me: I I worked in the UK as a teacher for 13 years before packing up and moving to Brazil. This has been an amazing journey. I now work in an International school surrounded by children and adults from all across the world.
The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire I could map my journey through life as the distance between an angry young woman to a seething old lady. Along the way I have moments of intense rage giddy euphoria, frustration, elation, confusion, bleak black dogs, searing highs and piercing lows. You can chart some of these mood swings with the c... Sat, 08 Feb 2014 01:04:39
Translation is the art of failure I am in a whirlwind of confusion, I don?t understand. I am constantly coming up against words I don?t know, gestures that confuse me and actions I find alien. Japan? That’s fine, I expected to find that confusing. No, this is my fellow English speakers, my American compatriots. I had no idea ... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 06:24:57
It?s not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them. I am not fond of rules. Ironic, as my job entails a constant enforcement of, sometimes, arbitrary rules designed to control large groups of young people. Rules designed to stop school children rebelling and saying, ?I will go to the bathroom when ever I like, I don?t need your permission to URINATE?... Sat, 04 Jan 2014 07:16:27
Saved by the City- The Book You can read all the posts about Brazil in one place. I have edited them in to a small book. Available on Amazon. Saved by the City: Lucinda Willis: 9781494334956: Amazon.com: Books... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 06:44:15
Stupidity is a talent for misconception. Or what I have learnt about Japan in 4 months.. 1. Vending Machines If you asked me what I knew about Japan before I arrived unfortunately I might have said, .”..don?t they have vending machines selling schoolgirls? used knickers?” Within in this one misconception lie many layers of ... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 04:08:07