'Young, white and female' wanted in Cambodia
Job description for English language teaching job in Cambodia, spotted by Frank Greenall. "The majority of expats choose to teach in Cambodia because the barriers to entry are quite low. Getting an English-teaching job without any sort of degree is not difficult, particularly if one is light-skinned and not unpleasant looking. If one is wildly unattractive, it's best to have a bachelor's degree, but no specific teaching degree is required. In general, it's easier to find a teaching job in Cambodia if you are young, white, and female, but those who are none of the above can find work as well; it's just not as ridiculously easy." (Via movetocambodia.com)
Humble Popemobile has people talking
The Pope's visit to the US took the country by storm, and so did the vehicle he rode in on - the Fiat 500L. It was something unexpected - the usual mode of Pope transportation is a huge sports utility vehicle. The interest in the car began the moment the Pope stepped on US soil. "Pope Francis scoots around DC in a humble Fiat," wrote USA Today. "Pope passes on limo for modest Fiat," echoed Fox News. And after the news reports came the commentary. "Pope Francis and his little Fiat ... don't think the world hasn't noticed," mused the New Yorker and "A Love Letter to the Fiat 500: The New Popemobile," appeared in Vogue. (Source: BBC.com)
Bus waiting for ferry is no Shore thing
"So much for being told by the Greater Powers to frequently use public transport!" writes Marie. "Try catching the Devonport ferry home from town day or night to either see the connecting bus pulling out as you alight from the ferry at Devonport or there is no bus at all. Especially not a good look at 10.45pm - in pouring rain. The general comment by regular commuters is that 'oh that happens all the time since we became a Super City and Auckland Transport contracted out the service to private bus providers.'"
The sign you ran online yesterday (at right) reminds me of a story from growing up in Christchurch. Someone had graffitied a fence with "Waitangi Day - A national day of shame". The fence owner painted over the last word and added an "F" so as to read "Waitangi Day - a national day off".
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The altered graffiti you ran online yesterday reminds me of a story from growing up in Christchurch. Someone had graffitied a white suburban fence with "WAITANGI DAY - A NATIONAL DAY OF SHAME". Rather than fix the whole thing, the fence owner painted over the last word and added an "F" so as to read "WAITANGI DAY - A NATIONAL DAY OFF".
Good read: "During his life, Jerome Moody didn't get his name into newspapers. Like most people, he went about his daily business without attracting the attention of the media. So only a few details of his biography can be reconstructed from the public record. We know that he grew up in Louisiana, near New Orleans, and, at some point, he got married. Nevertheless, after his death in 1985 Moody achieved a kind of fame..."
Picture this: A gallery of bombs. But these bombs are "harmless and absurd. They are made out of soap, flowers, light bulbs or sponges. In fact, my bombs are made only to undermine the concept of bombs," explains the artist.
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