April 9, 2007

Who am I?

Filed under: — Kim @ 10:34 am

I’m an English English teacher who’s lived and worked in Hungary, Japan, Thailand, and England…and I’m now based in China. I started off with 2 years in the North-East city of Dalian -my wife’s home town – and am now in Ningbo, near Shanghai.

By blogging about various matters eastwest, I aspire to bring about mutual understanding and harmony between so-called western and eastern cultures. Yes, this blog wants world peace.

And you?

12 Comments »

  1. I liked your discussion on censorship. I live in Honolulu and have an interest in health care reform in China besides other things. Drop by my bog when you can.
    http://ajfortin.com

    Comment by Alfred J. Fortin — May 18, 2007 @ 5:30 am

  2. Hi Kim nice to meet you last night in F2. Bit of a coincidence stumbling across your blog the very next day courtesy of a link from my boss. Sorry we didn’t get more of a chance to chat. Maybe in coming weeks!

    Adam

    Comment by adam — May 18, 2007 @ 10:22 am

  3. Cool, another Dalian blogger! The city certainly needs more of an online presence.

    Drop me an email, I’m in Dalian and although I’m sure you’re busy with baby, it would be good to chat.

    Comment by Alex — May 19, 2007 @ 3:20 pm

  4. Hi Kim!

    I am an American expat living in China for 6 years. My hobby is working. My interests are languages, books, history, blogging, travelling and trying to find the perfect massage. Favorably one that I can get once a year on my birthday that removes all stress from my body, heart and soul.
    My wife is Chinese, and we own a new home in Jiangsu Province.

    Just scannes some of your blog, look forward to reading it all.

    Cheers,

    LaoLao

    Comment by laolao — May 30, 2007 @ 10:06 am

  5. I changed on your page looking for the full citation of quasi-inductive writing piece by John Hinds. If anyone can help me, I would appreciate it. I am moving and muy stuff in in chaos and a student just completing her dissertatation needs it ASAP – Thanks.

    And your material is interesting. I was skimming very quickly but one idea I got was that you thought Hinds is superficial in his ideas aobut the Japanese language. He lived in Japan for sometime, and had published quite a bit on the Japanese language and culture. If I recall correctly, he was married to a Japanese woman. When he realized he was terminally ill, he returned to the US.

    Comment by Shirley Ostler — June 21, 2007 @ 4:57 pm

  6. I chanced on your page looking for the full citation of quasi-inductive writing piece by John Hinds. If anyone can help me, I would appreciate it. I am moving and muy stuff in in chaos and a student just completing her dissertatation needs it ASAP – Thanks.

    And your material is interesting. I was skimming very quickly but one idea I got was that you thought Hinds is superficial in his ideas aobut the Japanese language. He lived in Japan for sometime, and had published quite a bit on the Japanese language and culture. If I recall correctly, he was married to a Japanese woman. When he realized he was terminally ill, he returned to the US.

    Comment by Shirley Ostler — June 21, 2007 @ 5:03 pm

  7. Hi,
    What’s your email address? I would like to republish some of your blog posts to the forum of ChinaTravel.net with other of our contributing bloggers. Your posts would be linked to your blog and you would be fully accredited.

    You make some excellent observations and your writing is high quality. Also I could use a correspondent in Dalian, if you were interested in doing a feature article on your city at a later date.
    Thanks,
    Rebekah

    Comment by Rebekah — January 17, 2008 @ 8:34 am

  8. Hi Rebekah!

    My email is kimwillcocks@hotmail.com and you’re welcome to use my posts if you want.

    Speak later.

    Kim

    Comment by Kim — January 17, 2008 @ 6:44 pm

  9. Dear Kimberley,

    you’re an arse but you’re also right for a change. Just don’t answer the door if any knocks late at night. How about Skyping some time?
    Frrr

    Comment by Uncle Frank — April 23, 2008 @ 6:35 pm

  10. I guess I should at least sign the guest book here since one of my blog posts is youthfully quoted. Glad to know I am still young.

    Comment by thinkweird — April 5, 2009 @ 9:17 am

  11. Hello,

    I don’t have a real college degree or any teaching experience but I am a SERIOUS English language teaching professional in China. I am having a big fight with my stupid FAO over this and can use some good advise.

    I want my classes to be fun, educational and useful. Last week I taught the “diarhea song” to my college students and the FAO told me that this was inappropriate. I disagree 100% because my students loved it, especially the boys but the girls too. What do you think?

    Here is a sample of what I taught them:

    Official Diarhea Song

    When your sliding into first
    and your feeling something burst:
    Diarhea, diarhea

    When your stomach really hurts,
    and you know that its the squirts:
    Diarhea, diarhea.

    When your miles from anywhere,
    and your bowels just don’t care:
    Diarhea, diarhea.

    When your walkin down the hall,
    and your feeling something fall:
    Diarhea, diarhea.

    When your climbing in a tree
    and it trickles on your knee:
    Diarhea, diarhea.

    When your swimming in the river
    and your butt starts to quiver:
    Diarhea, diarhea.

    Thank you,

    Max Wolbright, Serious English Teacher
    China Foreign Expert
    Harbin, China

    Comment by Serious Teacher — February 19, 2011 @ 4:37 am

  12. You wankers are carrying on like you discovered something new. We learned that diahrea song at the Borland TEFL School and most TEFL Schools in China teach it.

    You are supposed to use that song with boys in the 10 to 12 year old age group, not College Students, unless the older students are very immature and can appreciate toilet humour (which is most College Students in China).

    Louis Muller, BSc (Hon)
    Harbin Normal University

    Comment by Louis — March 26, 2011 @ 8:01 am

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