One’s first Christmas away from home – that is, the country in which you’ve spent a good twenty Christmases – is not an experience you’re likely to forget. Coming to Shenzhen last year was a difficult enough transition, but spending Christmas away from anything familiar almost broke my heart with homesickness. That’s right – who… Read More Merry Christmas!
If you know how to say ‘cheese omelette’ in french, it’s because of Dexter. – (this one actually popped up in a cheese-related search, and thus reappeared a week later whilst trying to teach a class. Helpful.) If tomorrow was a sick day, I’d miss work. If the zombie apocalypse happened tomorrow, we’d be… Read More Random Thoughts
It’s just ending the first month back to school. Next week will be Mid Autumn Festival, wherein the schools will close, and I, along with many other foreign teachers living in Shenzhen, will get one wonderful week off. There are many reasons I enjoy teaching here, rather than in the UK. Past plans for the… Read More Appreciation
It’s definitely been a while, but when a massive hiccough blows you off track, things tend to slip a little. I’m still reading, but writing about it is not coming as quickly as it did before, since I now have a job to think about. In China. Teaching Kindergarten. As you can imagine, going from hopelessly… Read More Update
Alone on Earth following the release of a deadly cloud of cyanide, you find everyone you ever knew or loved gone. Everywhere you look lie cadavers; victims of a poisonous cloud wasting away in the poses they died in. A grim notion by anyone’s standards – thank god it’ll never happen. Right? Serving as the… Read More The Purple Cloud
As much as I’m racing ahead with reading – already being halfway through The Purple Cloud, March’s choice – I seem to be falling behind with actually posting about it. Not to worry though; a game of catch-up will soon be in order! Everybody loves a good zombie movie. Our unnatural adoration for the undead… Read More I Am Legend
Ever think that, all our New Year’s Resolutions seem to contain, are orders to lose some things and deprive ourselves of others? It certainly made for a disappointing January, after the let-loose attitude so often associated with December. Around that time, anything can be justified by the single most popular phrase of the season; “It’s Christmas.” But back… Read More Do Llama’s Fall in Love?
Firstly, I hope everyone had a good Christmas, and that we are not all currently suffering from eggnog poisoning! After a previous entry on the DLCs for Dragon Age: Inquisition, I did intend to post another one just before the 25th, regarding some very strong impressions on the subject – mainly frustration, betrayal and a seething… Read More Happy New Year!
Warning: Contains very minor spoilers. It’s happening again. Since picking up Dragon Age: Origins some years ago, and putting it down again a few weeks later (“Fine. Right. Let’s get started”), Inquisition was on my to-do list for a while before it came out in 2014. It was one of three games I managed… Read More Dragon Age: My Never-Ending Story
J. ‘Girlfriend wants to break up; she says I play too many games. Well that’s nothing to Fallout four.’ The above pun was made entirely by a friend the other day; I had no part in it! 🙂 There’s a feeling, nothing short of a tingle when you’re holding a shiny new game in… Read More Crawl out through the Fallout (No.4)