It’s not Philly

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Last week I finished my first term of proper teaching and getting paid for it. Not paid much mind you but it was all pretty stress-free and relatively enjoyable. Back in Korea most of the time I had to cajole the students into being interested in learning the Englishes. But if you live here and don’t know the language you know it as soon as you get to the bus stop.

My class was about half Aghan, half Karen-burmese and two Tibetan guys.

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In other news, Big Bash League cricket: making cricket watchable again.

Chocolate Santa

Considering I’ve been _paying_ to have this blog hosted on the internet this last 12 months I really should be making better use of it. At this rate it’d be working out to 3 or 4 dollars per post — not good mileage at all.

**Dick Laurent is dead**

And by that I mean rest in peace Robert Loggia. I know he was typecast as a mobster baddie but he did it pretty well. My favourite part of Lynch’s _Lost Highway_ :

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It’s strange to think that next year both Twin Peaks and The X Files will be returning to TV.