Kingston’s Journey: Origins (Before YouTube)

The beginning, from quitting corporate America in Reno, NV, moving out to Chiang Mai to be an English Teacher, settling in Bangkok to teach, taking up Muay Thai and Salsa, my father passing, taking my mom to Japan and Korea and heading back to Bangkok.

Kingston’s Journal: Tourism vs. Integration

This is my last night in Japan and I’m not sure when I’ll be back. Sightseeing aside, I don’t feel like I have a great understanding (firsthand anyways) of the people here. And to truly understand the culture, gaining perspective from the most important part, the people, is key. Deep rapport and frequent daily interactions … Continue reading Kingston’s Journal: Tourism vs. Integration

Kingston’s Journal: Expectations Meet Reality

May 26, 2019 The reality of what I’ve seen from Thai students has been far different from what I expected. I was anticipating stereotypical well behaved Asian students that would be timid to speak up and were very respectful. In reality, students especially M3 (9th grade) are very noisy and I’ve found disrespectful. My more … Continue reading Kingston’s Journal: Expectations Meet Reality

Kingston’s Journal: Insanity is Doing the Same Thing Over Again…

May 9, 2019 So I’ve started my teaching position in Attamit School in Bangkok about a week ago. So far things have been doing pretty decent, classes don’t start until the 16th so no direct teaching experience yet. At this point in my travels I’m quite certain I made the right choice in quitting my … Continue reading Kingston’s Journal: Insanity is Doing the Same Thing Over Again…

Kingston’s Journal: To Change Things in a Big Way, Make Some Big Changes

April 18, 2019 I flew into Hanoi yesterday and did some sightseeing today. That was great and all with one thing I noticed was that there are no South Vietnamese flags being displayed. This contrasting with China where the Republic of China’s (Taiwan’s) flag is still displayed in museums. Anyways, I approached a girl today … Continue reading Kingston’s Journal: To Change Things in a Big Way, Make Some Big Changes