Facebook Memories reminded me that we did, indeed, have a Halloween party at work just a year ago and I wore a fairly frightening latex zombie mask. One of my students won the best costume award for painting her face as a Día de Muertos-style skull, something dear to my own background. For 2021, there … Continue reading Daily Phuket #79: 31 October 2021 – Happy Halloween, Zoom Edition
Month: October 2021
Daily Phuket #78: 24 October 2021 – Lard Yai Returns!
Lard Yai is the weekly Walking Street set up on Sunday afternoons and evenings along Phuket Old Town's Thalang Road, the center of town and main shopping area since the late 19th century. At its height, it is chock-full of great food and souvenir stalls while many shops along the road sell a wide range … Continue reading Daily Phuket #78: 24 October 2021 – Lard Yai Returns!
How to Make a Screenshot of the Windows 11 Login Screen
Nearly seven years ago, I was using the Windows Technical Preview of Windows 10 on my computer (a long-deceased laptop), having recently "upgraded" from Windows 8.1. I wrote an article about how to take a screenshot of the then fairly new (introduced with Windows 8) lockscreen/login screen combination. That post still generates a surprising number … Continue reading How to Make a Screenshot of the Windows 11 Login Screen
Binge Watching…Squid Game
The topic for my ZOOM class last night was to be "Clothing". Yet, somehow, we got onto the topic of a South Korean television series called Squid Game. While it seemed that all of the Russian students were quite familiar with the Netflix hit, the majority of the teachers were not (one from Hungary, one … Continue reading Binge Watching…Squid Game
Daily Phuket #77: 16 October 2021 – Sizzler!
Today was my first "real" day off of the between-Terms break and I spent most of it...working. Audio editing, to be specific, which is much more enjoyable to me at this point than teaching. I worked on some Morgan James as well as Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga tracks. Jazz is soothing and it fits … Continue reading Daily Phuket #77: 16 October 2021 – Sizzler!
Daily Phuket #76: 15 October 2021 – Last Day of School
This was quite the most difficult school term that I believe I ever experienced. Difficult school, difficult situations, difficult health. Since my recovery, I have had a difficult couple of weeks giving (and marking) exams. Those were mostly done online with occasional in-person encounters. I certainly was not prepared for the vast number of students … Continue reading Daily Phuket #76: 15 October 2021 – Last Day of School
Daily Phuket #75: 06 October 2021 – Survival & Moving Forward
Most people have lives that fluctuate between good and bad events. I certainly have had my share of both over the past 55 (closing in on 56) years. Even when things have been at the very worst, I have always managed to survive. Somehow. I don't know if luck has been the powering factor, or … Continue reading Daily Phuket #75: 06 October 2021 – Survival & Moving Forward