Thursday, July 31, 2008

Talkback call(s) of the Day #2

Last night the most amazing thing happened on Kerre Woodham's nighttime talkback show.
So, this 80 year old called Ben rung up and was talking about how he has bought a house bus and is driving around the country - pretty cute wee man.
AND THEN, this lady called Jean (81) called and started talking about her interests and then was like "I think I'll be a good match for Ben and I want to travel round in his house bus".
She left her number and then he called her back and now he is going to go visit her! 
Meanwhile, all these other women were ringing up and asking for his number.
I knew I listened to talkback for a reason.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Rice Cooker Cake

I was meant to write about this AGES ago - did you know you can make cakes in rice cookers? I was talking to my friend Chris in Japan and he was making one - and I was like "Man! I have to try this crazy shiz"
Here it is:

Now, I just used my wee rice cooker and this was kind of a problem because as soon as it got to a certain temperature it just wouldn't stay on! I blue-tacked the button down and I had to stand next to it because it would keep unsticking. The bottom of the cake completely stuck to the bottom of the pan, so I just cut that bit off.
Apparently super rice cookers have cake functions on them - I want to get me one of those because this cake was delicious! It was all spongey and yum.
This is really a really common way to bake in Japan and Korea because most people don't have ovens - crazy! How am I going to make my mini muffins?!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Modern Miss Goodies #3

Are you a bit chilly?
Bring back the family sets of knitted jerseys I say!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Weather Blog

I am taking part in this Weather Blog project, conceived for TransCultural Exchange. Participants use photographs to communicate their feelings about the weather and how it influences emotions or mood.
I am doing this with my friend and former lecturer Rachel who is at a Digital Arts conferencey thingy in Singapore and this was her first image:

and then i responded with this:

We are doing this everyday for 2 weeks woot! And you can check out the rest with the link on my Blog Roll - cos I don't know how to make links.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Korea: Step 1 Completed

So I have spent the last few weeks lengthening my "short but adequate" C.V. and got a cheesy and presentable photo taken.
I sent this to Marilyn and Chris and they got back to me straight away with SO much information about different places to teach. The biggest decision I have to make at the moment is whether I want to teach in a public school or private (Hagwan - kinda sounds like hogwarts huh?). They both have the same number of pros and cons so I think it's going to be a hard decision. Boo. 
I'll explain these pros and cons later..  
Anyway so now I am at the second stage of application where I am filling out an application to the Korean Education Office where I have to write an essay about why I want to teach in Korea and fill in other sorts of boxes with numbers and qualifications. Once I hand that in I will sit telephone interviews with schools (that I know are dying to having my teaching expertise) and then by October I should be hanging out with the likes of these babes...yuss!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Shows at the BLUE OYSTER

While I am sending off press release for this show I might as well add it on my blog for the 3 people that read it...Christina Read is showing a pseudo-scientific investigative sculpture while Kate is re-presenting found images of landscapes from the 60's and 70's.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

C.V. Business

I sent a draft of my extremely edited "high status" C.V. to Chris and Marilyn at World English Service - and they said it was "Short, but adequate" but I'll probably need to lengthen it when it comes to applying for specific jobs.