It has been hard to post for the past couple of weeks due to the protests here. So far, we have only had two days of school officially canceled (local schools have had additional school closure days), but there have been several days when 5-10 kids are missing from class because their parents didn’t think it was safe for them to drive to school.
Also due to the protests, or so I’ve been told, the local government is punishing our nice “expat neighborhood” with almost daily blackouts in the evening. This reminds me of last year when every Friday in May we had school canceled due to blackouts that the government said was related to a water shortage. It has been raining a lot this year so I think that is definitely not the reason this time!
Coming soon: I am still working on my Chile posts!
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Do you ever dream of working poolside or in a cafe in some exotic country on the opposite side of the world? You could make that dream come true if you were a digital nomad! This company even has a co-living situation so you can share a workspace with other digital nomads in places like Bali or Chiang Mai.
As an international teacher, I work with third culture kids a lot. Something I never thought of is “rootfullness” or having strong roots in many places.
I’m so thankful to have paid off my $70k student loan debt in February because I just read that many people who thought that their student loans could be forgiven are finding out that they were not actually eligible to be in that program.
It seems like the ban on electronic devices on airplanes might be expanding. Noooo! How will I entertain myself on a cross-Atlantic flight?!
The Arrival is a movie that I saw on the plane on one of my latest trips. Some of my friends complained that it was slow, but that doesn’t mean that it wasn’t good. It just has many layers that it has to lay down before the big reveal. I don’t usually go for sci-fi movies as a first choice, but I’m glad that I made an exception. I was surprised by the many twists and I think the movie would be even better after a second watch.
Uprooted by Naomi Novik is the best fantasy novel that I’ve read this school year! I like that it has a strong female lead character. I like that there is a touch of romance, but not too much (a sex scene makes this a bit inappropriate for younger audiences though). It is rooted in Eastern European folklore and it makes this story very accessible. I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve given a fantasy book a five star rating in a very long time. Highly recommended!
I’m looking forward to seeing the ABC remake of my favorite movie, Dirty Dancing, because I love many dance shows- but I am kinda apprehensive about it. I will hold my opinion until I have a chance to watch it.
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