Book Reviews

Book Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche

Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche’s 2013 novel Americanah is an uncomfortable book. It’s a book that doesn’t give you the required 18-inch-diameter private space; rather, it’s constantly in your face, forcing you to see what Adiche’s characters experience in issues of immigration, race, and even, to some extent, language in the U.S. and the U.K. There’s nowhere… Continue reading Book Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche

Career

Why I’m Back in Proposals (and Why It’s Okay) (For Now)

Earlier this month, I accepted a job doing proposal work again. Despite my insistent resistance to any suggestions that I go back to proposals, and despite my increasingly desperate job searches for anything TESOL- or international student-related position, the numbers in my checking account were gradually decreasing thanks to individual health insurance, auto insurance, the… Continue reading Why I’m Back in Proposals (and Why It’s Okay) (For Now)

Career · TESOL & Linguistics

Graduate School When You’re (a Bit) Older

Leaving my career for graduate school overseas has been one of the best, most frustrating, and most challenging things I’ve done so far, and I don’t really have any regrets (except for the crippling student loan debt). As of December 2015, I have a Masters of Art in Linguistics and English Language Teaching from the… Continue reading Graduate School When You’re (a Bit) Older

Travel

Travel Blog: Swansea, Wales

On some Sundays, I’ll be posting a throwback travel blog during my adventures in the UK.  They will follow a similar format with the same subsections, such as “Food and Drink,” “Language,” and “Best Memory”–stuff like that.  AR will make an appearance in some of the travel photos since he was my main travel buddy,… Continue reading Travel Blog: Swansea, Wales