Canadian visa win! Things I have learned from the experience:
1. having a job helps hugely in your application.
2. optional things like the letter of explanation are incredibly helpful in order to explain your situation online.
3. when you get rejected, get back up and try again!
4. doing sufficient research prior to applying may save you from getting rejected. (-.-” but oh well)
at any rate i am ridiculously happy because I definitely get to see Adam in June so :D
now back to the lesson planning grind and reflecting on how to get them back on track post-holiday slump.
hit head here.
on a canadian-temporary-resident-visa-appeal-application rampage right now. RAHHHHHH.
in other news, it’s nearly the end of the first term! I’m still having lots of trouble with getting my weakest class to do work (Form 4 boys - sigh), but I feel like my other Form 4 classes are building confidence in using more English, which sustains my happiness. :) aside from that, i find my BM proficiency to be severely lacking when it comes to telling students off - definitely need to observe other people doing it and borrow some lines.
nothing but recuperation
Valentine’s day was spent with my Form 4 lovelies on choral speaking. I love being able to get up and stand on a chair to get their attention while conducting, and it is such such fun to see them get into it - it also helps that I get super shiok sendiri when I get them to practice.
Friday night was spent with Carmen, my Institute bestie and one-half of Institute’s cutest couple, and Dan, as part of my early birthday. She and the rest of the Betinas came up with a really wonderful surprise (on very short notice - circa noon on Friday was when the planning began). Carmen is all kinds of things and beautifully human, and never fails to inspire me and push myself to be better, and layans all the tough love I dish out. :) For her and the Betinas, I am so thankful.
Saturday was spent mostly sleeping (jeeez I didn’t think I was that tired!), sending messages to Adam while feeling unexplainably horny, doing no work whatsoever, and hanging out with some of my students at the local ABC place, where they surprised me with cake. They are all such sweethearts, and I’ve come to realize that I feel much happier teaching older students because I relate to them a lot better, even though I control babies easier. I am trying to find the fine divide in treating them like young adults but instilling in them the sense of responsibility of how one should carry themselves as a young adult.
I have had ample ample sleep to make up for the week, so now I need to get my act together and pull through.