Entries by Sam

A Fish In Water, Experiencing a New Culture

If you spend your whole life in one country, you’re never going to get the chance to experience a new culture. For plenty of people that’s not a big deal. Hell, it wasn’t a big deal for me either. When I came to Russia, experiencing the culture was the furthest thing from my mind. I […]

I’ll Never Work Again in my Life!

I want to diversify my income so that I never again have to depend on a full time job. Being dependent on a job is like being hit in the groin with a ladle every day, it sucks. I don’t like the rigidity, the fact that on weekdays I have to go to work come […]

What the Hell is a Russian State School?

When I started looking for employment in Russia, I didn’t imagine that I would end up working in a Russian state school. In fact, I didn’t even know what a state school was! It sounds like something draconian where they send repeat offenders for a lobotomy and lithium. It turned out to be nothing of […]