The Little Things Matter

As the Head Teacher / Program Coordinator in the Summer English Program in France, I was also responsible for managing and evaluating the performance of my co-teachers. It wasn’t an easy task because I had to make sure that my ...

[Chapter 1] Walkin’ with Joaquin: Shaunesy Dyer

This is the inaugural post of “Walkin’ with Joaquin” ! If you don’t understand why I christened it with that title, you should know how to pronounce my name. What’s the idea behind “Walkin’ with Joaquin”? It’s simple. There is ...

The Power of Branding: Conversation with YouTheCEO’s Alina Lepak

Branding yourself is about having the confidence and believing what you have to offer to the world. What if you’re just unfortunate to not have confidence? Have a story. Everyone has a story. This is just one of my many ...

Jardin du Luxembourg — Do French People Sit All Day?

At lunch, I had a conversation with my French colleague, Augustin. I asked him suggestions on where to go for my last day in Paris. I’ve already been to the cliche popular tourist spots. He gave so many suggestions that I ...

A Mad Escape to Angers

See what I did there? 🙂 Sunday is usually the lightest day of the week. The Director encouraged us to spend this day to rest, engage, play, and have fun! Unless sanctioned by the organizers, the students weren’t allowed to ...

La Methode: Maison du 16th siecle

July 30, 2017, late morning Flight to Dusseldorf, Germany in about 8 hours. I returned to Paris after my teaching work in southwestern France. I had the whole morning (and a little bit of the afternoon) left to explore as ...

Where is my Schnitzel?!

Around 10:00 pm, Dusseldorf time. I am all cleared for entry and I got my bags. My “grandparents” (technically, the sister of my grandmother. You get the point.) received me with all smiles! I have not seen them for more ...

About Joaquin Paolo

  Joaquin Paolo’s Fast Facts: He graduated with an HBA in Psychology (2013) at York University, Toronto, Canada. His initial plan was to become a lawyer. In 2015, he began a career in the culinary field, thanks to blogging and Instagram. ...

A Day At A Rich German’s Garage

I did some research on places to visit and things to do before my trip to Dusseldorf. I really had no idea what to do in Germany — other than explore its gastronomy. Google came up with a list of ...

‘Comment dire (how do you say) Teamwork?’

The exciting part of my trip to France was not only about setting foot in my dream destination. It was also the idea of working and collaborating with the French people. At first, I was overwhelmed given my limited French ...