If I understand my subject matter but not my students then I will fail as a teacher.
If I understand my students but not my subject matter then I will fail as a teacher.
If I understand both my students and my subject matter then I will become a great teacher.
I wanted to laminate some HeroClix maps and I live in Thailand. Large sized lamination is very common in North East Asia and the US but finding a place in Thailand is not easy. Bangkok Blueprint can handle A1 sized (594 x 841 mm/23.4 x 33.1 in) lamination.
Bangkok Blueprint has several locations. This post is aimed at farang living in Thailand and all farang know where MBK is located. Take the BTS to the National Stadium BTS Station. Do not take the MBK exit but take the exit to Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. You can actually see the side of the Bangkok Blueprint building from the exit as the photos below show:
The office hours are in Thai only but seeing the office hour sign does let you know you are at the right office. Bangkok Blueprint is open M-F 8:30 am – 7 pm. Saturday 8:30-6 pm. Bangkok Blueprint is not open Sunday.
Again this article is aimed at farang like myself that live in Thailand and don’t know Thai. The Bangkok Blueprint has four other locations but you will need Thai to figure out where they are using their website but I am providing the link anyway:
Below is a picture of my very small home bar before I decided to Zootopia it! The small bar includes Kahlua and Baileys for drinks for the girls. Whiskey and coke is the drink of choice for most men in Asia. I am a Chang beer guy myself. The Gilbey’s vodka and gin are there more to frame the composition than for consumption. The small home bar was practical but not very exciting visually.
I bought a Nick Wilde action figure for half price at the Isetan toy department in Central World in Bangkok. Whiskey really should be in the freezer anyway so putting the whiskey in the freezer, opened up a space for the Nick Wilde figure. My last name is fox and there is no way I was letting this impressive fox figure get away! I do collect small PVC miniatures and do have a place for the Nick Wilde and Finnick mini character pack that I bought at the same time.
I don’t really have a place for an action figures in my small studio apartment and never will. I like minis not action figures. I remembered that lots of stalls in Bangkok sell key chains with various miniature beers. The cans are made out of paper and not the same scale as the bottles so I skipped the cans. The bottles and cans include Leo, Sinha and Chang and are made of plastic and there is attention to detail in their production. They come with a miniature bottle opener.
The bottles do have hole in them where the key chain part is stuck on. The holes were used to insert a small cable tie and attach a Heineken bottle and bottle opener to the hands of the figure. Better but still not all the interesting visual.
I remembered buying some toys at 7-11 a while back and they came in chests. I bought the toys for the chests not the contents since chests are usual for any sort of diorama involving minis. I put the bottle is the chest which is acts as a miniature cooler visually. The best part is I now have an excuse to buy miniature beer bottles of brands around the world as souvenirs in the future! The chest can be replaced with a miniature bookcase(s) down the road. I stuck an extra mini bottle in my coin purse in order to keep future additions more or less to scale. The finished project below:
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Tagged Baileys, Central World in Bangkok, Chang, Gilbey's gin, Gilbey's vodka, Heineken, home bar, Isetan, Kahlua, Leo, mini beer bottles, miniature bookcase, miniature bottle opener, Nick Wilde action figure, Nick Wilde and Finnick mini character pack, Sinha, toy department, Whiskey and Coke, Zootopia
I pride myself on being the ESL Pop Culture teacher and especially an expert on all pop culture fox things because my last name if fox. Can anyone out there give me any information about the PVC miniature character pictured above? I think this is supposed to be a ninja fox. Based on the artistic style I would say some sort of Japanese cartoon character.
1) Adversity leads to personal growth – Adversity may lead to the loss of wealth and status but lead to inner growth that would not have happened otherwise.
2) Crime does not pay – No matter how smart a criminal is the perfect crime is impossible. This may not necessarily be due to a hero but due to accidents, lack of honor among thieves and internal flaws that are part of being a criminal.
3) Death is part of the life – Literary works with this theme show how death and life and intricately connected.
4) Family comes first – Family is more important than wealth, career advancement, personal happiness, nationalism and/or other important things.
5) Good always triumphs over evil – The good guy always wins no matter what resources the villain has at his or her disposal.
6) Love conquers all – Love conquers all despite economic circumstances, geography, family objections and other obstacles.
7) Relationships requires sacrifice – This is the idea that you can’t have friends if you don’t act like a friend.
8) Revenge is poison – Revenge ultimately destroys the person who pursues revenge.
9) Sacrifices brings reward – Sacrifices and hard work pay off in the end, despite the challenges along the way.
10) Truth and happiness are not the same thing – Sometimes you have to choose between the truth and happiness. Oedipus finds out the truth about his father and mother but at the expense of his happiness.