04 September 2006

Day Six

This is a street out near where I work. A rolling stop at this intersection resulted in a ¥6000 fine and a year's probation, which I am now about six months through. The man? Well, he can't keep me down.

I got sticks in the fire all up over this mother. One paper, a systematic grammatical study of two texts for the MA at Birmingham. One research project, a study of using task-oriented teaching styles in demotivated EFL classrooms. One research project, a study of using authentic materials in high-achievement, low-motivation classrooms. One translation of a report by a friend on teaching "real world" English phrases to fifth grade elementary students. One of these will be publishable. I gauran-effing-tee it.

Something here about getting paralytic and fighting in Jesus' name...