This day made history

(Long post ahead) This morning I woke up to what was a typical Tuesday morning. It felt more like a Monday though, with July 1 being a stat holiday. (Happy Canada Day!). The past weekend was pretty relaxing to say the least as well, some good time well spent at Pat’s family’s cottage. When I…

Tasting culture

As previously posted, I was teaching an ESL course called “Fee for Service” where students pay a fee and get lessons – as opposed to other ESL classes such as LINC where it’s government funded for new immigrants. In this class, my students were visitors here on vacation, or here on a visa of some…

Live, work, breathe… coffee!

After a while of part-time tutoring and teaching, I found I still wasn’t making enough. I was spending way too much time traveling around the city of Ottawa trying to make ends meet with barely 20 hours to my work week. To be fair, a teacher’s wage is excellent, but it’s hard finding full time….