A Poem for February 7th, 2023

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This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety.

Now listen.

I vary the sentence length, and I create music.


The writing sings.

It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences.

And I use sentences of medium length.

And sometimes when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals—sounds that say listen to this, it is important.

So write with a combination of short, medium, and long sentences. Create a sound that pleases the reader’s ear. Don’t write just words. Write music.

Gary Provost

Gary Provost was born in 1944 and died in 1995. He was the author of many books across a range of genres including four award-winning young adult novels. Provost was also a highly sought after writing instructor and published a number of writing advice books including Make Every Word Count (Writers Digest Books, 1980). Read more about Gary Provost at garyprovost.com, a site established and maintained by his wife Gail.


Speak with a combination of short, medium, and long sentences. Create a sound that pleases the ear. Don’t speak just words, sing.

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Common Interview Questions at a Foreign Company to Check Your English

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Here are some common interview questions for evaluating English proficiency:

  1. Can you tell me about yourself?
  2. Why did you choose to apply to this company?
  3. What is your current job?
  4. What are your strengths and weaknesses?
  5. Can you describe a challenging situation you faced at work and how you overcame it?
  6. Why do you want to work in a foreign company?
  7. How do you handle difficult situations or customers?
  8. Can you describe a project you worked on and your role in it?
  9. Can you tell me about a time when you had to use your English at work?
  10. How would you improve your English skills?

These questions aim to assess the candidate’s overall fluency, comprehension, pronunciation, and speaking skills.

This article is dedicated to


The Harrows Student Interview

The private high school application process is a multi-faceted and crucial stage in the educational journey of students. One of the key components of the process is the personal interview, which offers admissions officers the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the applicant’s personality, interests, values, and aspirations. This makes the interview an essential aspect of the private school admissions process, as it allows schools to assess the applicant beyond the traditional metrics of test scores, transcripts, and extracurricular activities.

As such, it is imperative for applicants to be well-prepared for the interview, as a great interview can significantly impact the admissions decision. One of the most effective ways to prepare is by practicing answers to common interview questions. In this article, we provide a comprehensive list of typical questions and suggestions for answering them in a clear, concise, and academic manner.

Common High School Interview Questions

The following are some of the most commonly asked interview questions by private high school admissions counselors:

Can you tell me about yourself?

This is an introductory question that requires a clear and concise response. A good answer should include the applicant’s current grade, a brief description of what they enjoy about school, two to three major extracurricular activities, and the reason for their excitement about the particular school.

What are your strengths?

In response to this question, the applicant should reflect on what their teachers and coaches would say about them. The answer should highlight specific examples of their strengths, such as effective leadership, good communication skills, or problem-solving abilities.

What are your weaknesses?

This question is a common interview question and can be challenging to answer. To approach this question, the applicant should discuss a specific area they would like to improve and the steps they have taken to work towards that goal.

The answer to this question should focus on the applicant’s interests and activities that demonstrate their civic and creative engagement. Emphasize activities that involve socializing, pursuing intellectual or creative pursuits, and engaging in physical activities.

What extracurricular activities interest you?

This question consists of two parts: the first part asks about the extracurricular activities the applicant is interested in, while the second part asks how they plan to continue these activities in their new school. It is important for the applicant to research the school’s extracurricular offerings and discuss activities that align with their interests.

What is your favorite subject and why?

This question is a near certainty in a private school admission interview, as it offers insight into the applicant’s desired high school experience. The applicant should provide a detailed explanation of why a particular subject is their favorite and describe specific aspects of the subject that they find interesting.

What subject do you find the most difficult?

The applicant should approach this question in a similar manner as the question on their weaknesses, acknowledging the subject’s challenges and discussing their strategies for improvement. It is important to be honest while avoiding negative language that reflects poorly on their abilities.

This question presents an opportunity for the applicant to demonstrate their problem-solving skills. The answer should include a specific example of a time when they faced difficulty in a class and describe the steps they took to overcome the challenge.

Can you tell me about your family?

The admissions counselor is seeking to understand the impact of the applicant’s family on their life. The answer should highlight the applicant’s relationships with their family members,

Additional Questions

Can you tell me about your educational background and achievements?

Why did you choose this school?

What are your hobbies and interests?

How do you deal with challenges and difficulties in your studies?

Can you share a situation where you showed leadership or teamwork skills?

What do you want to study in the future?

What do you hope to gain from your education in this school?

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

What do you do when you are struggling in a class?

Our Story

It all began around a portable plastic picnic table…

I landed in Thailand for love.

Searching the world over, I kept looking for someone to build a life with, to build a future with, to find and seek happiness with on a daily basis.

I had found her in Hawaii and later, I came and got her.

Bubble Language School was born.

We started by teaching her cousin and her three friends around a plastic table at a Thai university.

We became small business owners with a simple, but unheard of model.

Teach first, get paid later.

Achieve results first, and then good will come, in the form where sustenance can be purchased, stockpiled, and made ready for emergencies.

Learn about the world, all its tools, and finance in order to build a place for people to come and feel safe.

For it is only then can they thrive.

Whether you work a job, have made use of your advantages, or are just trying to make your business work, we’re here to help.

Teaching online, face-to-face,

helping others achieve their goals,

because in this,

we find our satisfaction in the pure development,

and positive impact we have in our own little way.

As you learn with us and read our words, please know that they come from a place of kindness and understanding,


of experience of the trials and tribulations that make




What are you doing nowadays?

Currently, we’re creating work for those in need.

We’re seeking to build the following:

  • A peaceful, conducive learning environment (phase 2)
  • Group online & face-to-face English & Thai classes
  • Confidence and Speaking One’s Mind
  • Basic Group English class for Student Visas

And teaching people who exist on the same planes, that links do indeed occur, and that it’s possible to pierce through and find ways to improve the lives of those around us and ourselves in the same shot.

A Poem for January 29th, 2023

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This poem is dedicated to

Like the colors of a rainbow,

ranging nationalities live on varying social planes.

Loopholes and the difference in relativity amongst costs and obstacles

make for wonderfully complex scenarios from singular perspectives,

nonetheless, when a person can pierce through the systemic and budgetary limitations to build,

the ball starts rolling up.

A Poem for February 1st, 2023

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This poem is dedicated to

I want to be an artist.

I believe that an artist does what machines cannot.

We exist, live, and breathe on a timeframe given to most.

During that time, we splice together the knowledge and experiences of generations past in whatever form they leave behind.

What do I like to make?

I like developing people and making smiles happen.

Satisfaction from the core source: within.

It only happens when a person masters their own “sheep-in-the-box.”

The canvas is irrelevant.

The story within every person’s life is remarkable,

and the medium takes on any media.

That 0.5 second before and after a genuine, natural, spark-of-the-moment-happy-moment,

and telling the story that leads up to it,

and what might happen afterward,

is my art.

A Poem for January 27th, 2023

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This poem is dedicated to

You taught me that little things become big things,

like the drop of a pebble into still waters,

a tiny action becomes something massive,

so I learned to be wary of my actions,

and whatever impact thereafter.

Now, it makes me dream of being parked in front of a river at sunset,

with my loved ones around,

having dinner with the geese as they honk in happiness.

the sound of laughter and clinking utensils rustles on the evening breeze,

I hope I can bring you there.