Weekend Coffee Share: Culture and Dance

Join us for some coffee time!

If we were having coffee, I would greet you with a tired smile. Even though the work week was short (we had Thanksgiving on Monday), my days – and nights – were were filled to the brim with a visit to the Art Gallery and a danceathon in aid of charity.

On Wednesday evening I had the opportunity to view a new exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario. The evening was set aside for teachers, the idea being that we might be interested in taking our classes to the exhibit. The evening began with a talk about the photographer’s work and what he had hoped to achieve with showing his work. The title of the exhibit is Anthropocene and it showcases the changes that humanity has made on the earth’s landscape.

The talk and the exhibit was extremely interesting. It is not an event I would take my class to as I believe they are to young to appreciate it. I would, however, do so if I taught older children.

During the week my husband and I celebrated the fact that we have been married for 19 years. We decided to go to a movie – just the two of us. On Thursday evening, I took him away from his computer and his work to see A Simple Favour. We thought it might be an action movie (my husband loves watching these) but instead it turned out to be a psychological thriller. The story had quite a number of twists in it – just like the novels that I enjoy reading.:)

The late nights were catching up to me (I am normally asleep by 9:15pm), so I was a little bit slow on Friday. On Saturday, however, I looked forward to participating in my first ever dancathon. The event had been organised by some Zumba / Sh’bam / Body Jam teachers at the Gym chain that I belong to. The event was part of a group of events that have been organised to raise money for children with special needs.

The event was fun and the two hours passed quickly. My body felt tired afterwards though, and a little stiff once I had cooled down. When I got home, I could not believe the amount of steps that my fitbit had recorded – this is the most I have moved since I got the watch.

The weekend is almost over. I am on my way to see my cousin then I will come home to complete my weekend chores. The past week has been a pleasant one – and I look forward to what the next week will bring. May your week be a wonderful one.

What would you tell me if we were having coffee?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

(This post is linked to Eclectic Alli and the Weekend Coffee Share)

14 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: Culture and Dance

  1. That sounds like a wonderful, thought provoking exhibit. My brother is a geologist and I have always been very much into it, so I have often wondered what our layer of rock will look like in 30 million years. Will there be a thin layer of plastics and other petrochemicals? Anyway, from the photos I’ve seen that you have posted, your students probably are too young, but I would think it would be a great one for older kids to see.

    Nice to have a date every so often. All married couples need to do it.

    I hope you had a nice weekend and have a great week ahead!

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    1. The exhibit is based on geology – I guess that is why I learned about it in a newsletter on Science 😊 If the exhibition comes out your way, I suggest you go see it. I will post some pictures I took this week.

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  2. Kudos on the steps! You had a busy week, full of wonderful events. It’s great that the museum is welcoming teachers and reaching out to them. It would be neat if they or someone else had an exhibit that younger kids could appreciate it. I bet there are some such things near you.


    1. They do have programs on offer for younger children. This exhibit is visiting for a few months than it will be replaced by another. I could not pass up on the opportunity of attending even though it would not be relevant to the age group I teach.


  3. I would tell you how impressed I am that you are so dedicated to reading. Reading used to be a great passion of mine and for some reason, I just stopped. Life got in the way, I guess. Since I saw your posts on what you have been reading, I have felt inspired to pick up a book more often. I now have a couple of books in queue. Thanks!

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    1. That is good to hear Chrissie. Reading has given me great joy in my life and even when I have not been able to read as much as I liked, I have always had a book nearby.


  4. 19 years! Congrats to both of you. If we were having coffee, I would most likely share how envious I am sometimes of what some of our blogger peers are up to. I get such limited time to write and sometimes it’s hard, just keeping a good attitude about it all. I did get one story out last week, but was disappointed about how it was received. If we really were having coffee, I’d hope more mature bloggers like you would coach me some about managing my own expectations about blogging. Thanks for your coffee share. It was a delightful visit.


    1. If we were having coffee, I would say don’t get discouraged. Work life often gets in the way and that can be frustrating. However your writing is a part of you and will always be there when work obligations are lessened.


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