Matthew Noble

Matthew Noble's blog on Ajarn.com


Those new year resolutions

Some resolutions related to teacher and others not.

The first one is to relax more and try to really enjoy teaching in this land of sanook. I knew about sanook before I came here to work- it was partly the great sense of fun in Thai culture that attracted me to it- I just didn’t know that for a Thai person it quite properly should infuse just about everything worth doing.


First anniversary in the land of smiles

One year under my belt

Moving, even if just across Bangkok, is a stressful thing- even for a newbie without his own furniture or major appliances to haul out. Maybe worse than any of the physical work, there’s the insecurity one feels about his security deposit.


From Sri Lanka to Thailand

Life as a teacher in a small village

Before I came to Thailand just over a year ago, virtually all of my English teaching experience was in a small village environment in Sri Lanka. It was far cry, to say the least, from big bustling Bangkok Mahanakhon.


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