Category Archives: Passion Project

Serious business

As I said in my last post, I’m starting to get serious about my making. Part of that is exploring how I can make money off my work. I’ve already started to make a little bit – I’m teaching a … Continue reading

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Passion Project – Making

The past When I was a kid, the tooth fairy didn’t bring me cash – she brought me craft supplies. I remember waking up with crayons, pipe-cleaners, puffy paint, T-shirt art kits, stickers, and small lego kits under my pillow. … Continue reading

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A tour of Techshop

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As I’ve said before, Techshop is a community workshop that works kind of like a gym membership. You pay a monthly fee, and in return you get access to a plethora of tools and space to make almost anything you … Continue reading

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My CELTA Experience

I wrote about my CELTA experience on this blog both for self reflection, and to give advice to anyone who might be considering taking the CELTA. So, below is a general reflection on my thoughts after taking the CELTA, as … Continue reading

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CELTA Top 10

This is my own, individual list of observations about my own CELTA performance and others in my CELTA group, I expect every trainee would make a slightly different list, but these are the ones that were important for me. A … Continue reading

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Getting a job in Korea

Applying for a job I started my search using “Dave’s ESL Cafe,” a website devoted to ESL/EFL teaching, with numerous job postings and a very active user forum for professional and personal support. Dave’s has forums for countries around the … Continue reading

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Passion project – Teaching

This year I will begin on the first leg of my passion projects, a series of jobs and life experiences aimed at discovering my personal goals, skills and place in this world. After failing to secure a favorable position with Americorps, … Continue reading

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One Week Job

I have to mention an important source of inspiration for my passion projects, Sean Aiken of One Week Job. Between Feb 2007 and March 2008 college graduate Sean Aiken went on a journey across America to try out 52 jobs … Continue reading

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Making the list…

In making my list, I tried to cover everything, starting at my earliest memories and going forward. I went through the dinosaur phase when I was a kid, collecting dinosaur toys, but also studying and memorizing facts from an encyclopedia … Continue reading

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Starting my “Passion Project”

Approaching my graduation in May 2008, with misgivings about graduating and my choice of major firmly in my heart, I went to the campus bookstore and purchased an armful of self-help books. I remember the girl at the school bookstore … Continue reading

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