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The Pros and Cons of Teaching Online
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La Matanza (The Slaughter)
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2 Things That I Don’t Like About Spain
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What the Drinking Game You Play Says About You
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4 Surprisingly Stupid Things That I’ve Done in my Life

The Pros and Cons of Teaching Online

Everyday, I spend four hours teaching English to little kids in China via my laptop. As with any job, it has its positive and negative aspects. Here they are:

Pro – The Commute

I teach in my room, which means I have about a six foot trip from my bed to my desk to get to work. There’s usually very little traffic, except for the one day that there was a spider on the floor which did cause some serious delays.

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La Matanza (The Slaughter)

This past Christmas was a little different for me. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to afford a plane ticket home, which meant that I missed out on the timeless family tradition of decorating the Christmas tree while blasting the Spice Girl’s rendition of Sleigh Ride in the background (a classic for those who’ve never heard it). Instead, I found myself with my roommate’s family in Valderros – a Spanish village of 300 people where they celebrated a rather unique Christmas tradition.

It’s called La Matanza, and it involved the killing of four pigs. This may seem like a brutal tradition, but in comparison with the animals I saw at Primark trampling over each other in a consumer frenzy, it felt right at home with the holiday spirit.

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2 Things That I Don’t Like About Spain

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time in Spain, but there are two things about the country that I’ve never liked:

  1. The Amount That Spaniards Eat/Meal Times

I’ve lived in Spain for about 1.5 years, and I have yet to see someone who comes close to being obese. A friend of my roommate gets shit for being “fat”, and he could pretty much qualify as a runway model in the U.S. Why are there so few fat people? I believe a large factor is how the Spanish eat.

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What the Drinking Game You Play Says About You

Drinking games are more than just a means of getting wasted. They also tell a story about the people who play them. Here’s a breakdown of what each one says:

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4 Surprisingly Stupid Things That I’ve Done in my Life

Sometimes, I do things that are so stupid that I consider it a resounding success that I’ve managed to scrape through 24 years of life and still be breathing.

The good news is that these brain farts tend to be pretty funny. Here are the top four:

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