Browsing Archives of Author »Keorapetse Chakela«

My Family in Georgia…

December 12, 2012


I was lucky enough to spend two weeks of November with my family. My parents had come to visit me in Georgia, I think they came because of all the stories I had told them and out of sheer disbelief that they were true. So they had to see it for themselves and at least […]

Old Dog…New Tricks

October 21, 2012


I arrived in Georgia earlier this year in February. I was placed in Khashuri, which at the time was one of the coldest and most demanding places I had been considering I had never seen snow, let alone experienced a winter that cold. You may be asking yourself why I’m telling you about something that […]

Back in the Rainbow Nation

August 10, 2012


I was sitting in the Instanbul Airport, and already I felt like everything is already so complicated. The simplicities of no television, having a single choice and not having to understand this pop culture society I left behind. I stayed in Khashuri, it isn’t the greatest place, it had its challenges and there is simply […]

Poetry vs Creme Brulee?

May 22, 2012


My passion for the English language goes beyond teaching. I studied culinary arts in Switzerland, but always had an undeniable passion for language and literature. During my internship in Miami, FL, I decided to pursue my other dream and I tried my luck submitting a manuscript of my poetry. It got published! My book is […]

A Love Story Was Told….

May 17, 2012


Hopefully you will remember that I had posted about an English production that I was putting on for my school in Khashuri, and if you do remember, then this is the story of how it went…. Initially, this play performance was supposed to be held in mid-April, which would have been in line with the […]

Georgia vs Russia- “GAU-MAR-JOS”

April 4, 2012


Before you begin to read this blog post, I would like to clarify one thing. That “thing” being that I am a 100% proudly South African sports Fan!!! If you know what that means, then you will know that rugby, cricket and football (soccer) run through my blood! I need you to understand this, if […]

“Mission Improbable l”

March 29, 2012


I came here with the knowledge that my most important role will be to improve listening and speaking skills in the classroom. I understand its importance and I am doing my best to make sure that this happens, but I also came here with my own knowledge of what I wanted to improve…… I was […]

Had to happen to the African

March 11, 2012


It’s my first time in Georgia, but in all honesty, that does not matter. I say that it doesn’t matter because it’s just my luck that KC, the South African who had never seen or touched any snow in his entire life, would arrive in Georgia at the time of one of the coldest winters […]