Jim Guittard’s Place

To Sir With Love (A Must See Movie)

Posted in Bulgaria, Life, Movies by guittard on July 10, 2007

The 1967 movie is “To Sir With Love.” I recommend it highly. It’s about a black guy (Sidney Poitier) who goes to teach English in this rough (Bulgarian like) school in the outskirts of London, England. He throws the books out the window after much trial and error. But this inexperienced teacher keeps at it. Groovy music too. Seriously.

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Punk Kids At the Black Sea

Posted in Bulgaria, Society by guittard on August 9, 2006

I went to Lozenets for 9 days and it was very nice except for the 3 punk 14 year old kids I had to room with. Lozenets is a Black Sea town in Bulgaria.

Things they did:

1. Pissed in the bed because one was so drunk
2. Played porn at all hours of the day on GSM and in my ears.
3. Passed out drunk on the floor.
4. Tried to fight me
5. Lost pieces to my board games I brought
6. Washed the floor with my jean jacket
7. Threw sunflower shells all over the floor and on my bed
8. Stole post cards from an outside vendor
9. Endless stupid jokes
10. Tried to cheat me on a bill at a cafe b/c one thought I could not understand the bill.
11. Woke up with a dog in the room b/c one drunk kid left the door open

Supposedly maybe some of the kids will be expelled for acting in this horrific way. Be prepared for kids such as these. I did meet some good students and took some nice pictures but wow what a rollercoaster experience.