I am not a new teacher. I am old.
This is a writing class. So … I am going to write.
This is a paperless class. Welcome to California! I don’t like paper. Do NOT give me paper.
Do you understand? No paper!
Professor of English Composition
My name is Bill Belew. It is pronounced Baloo like Baloo the Bear in Jungle Book.
I was born in the United States. I lived here for 20 years.
After that I joined the US Navy. I was in the Navy in Japan. I have visited all over Asia.
I lived in Japan for almost 20 years. Yes, I speak Japanese .. about the same as I speak English.
I can also read and write Japanese. But my English is better … at writing.
Spouse Made in China
My wife is “Made in China.”
We met in China … online. I flew to China to meet her face to face.
Our first date was in Thailand. It’s true. We went to Koh Chang.
Asian-American Family in Silicon Valley
We have lived in Silicon Valley for almost 20 years.
We have a daughter. She is 10 years old.
I have 3 children.
2 boys – 36-years old and 32-years old.
My daughter is my hero!
Professor of Navy Intelligence
I was a Navy Intelligence officer. Every morning I read Top Secret information.
I can tell you some secrets … But then I will have to kill you.
Who wants to know a secret?
Teaching University in Japan
I taught university in Japan … and also in the US.
I have been teaching for abt 40 years.
I started teaching when I was 2 years old.
I am 42-years old …
Dreams of Professors of English
In my dreams.
I created a language school in Japan. We had more than 2000 students that we taught each week.
I was also a full-time pastor in Japan. My faith is very important to me.
Everything we do here will be based on my/our faith.
If you do not have faith, at times you will be confused.
Other Life as an Online Marketer
I work as an online marketer. I have taught many multi-national companies how to do marketing. I have been back and forth to Shanghai many times for example.
I have been a guest speaker at Google HQ. I have a network of websites.
More than 100,000,000 people have visited my web sites.
You should say WHooAAA
100 million people is a LOT of people
They have read more than 150,000,000 pages.
On my laptop I have written more than 2,000,000 words.
I killed my laptop.
Hobbies of an English Professor
When I am not working I love to play with my daughter.
She is my hero! I said that before. Don’t forget. It will be on the final test.
Who is Bill’s hero?
In this class you are going to write. A LOT.
If you don’t like to write, you will be miserable. Do you know miserable?
Miserable = very unhappy. You will cry. And I won’t care if you cry.
I am mean and old.
Prayer for English Composition Class
Let us pray. Then we will begin. Wait! I already began. Prayer –
Almighty God. When you decided to communicate with us for all time, you chose to write. Your word is written down on paper with ink, blood, sweat, and tears. If writing is important to you, then certainly it must be important to us as well. We will learn to write better. We will do our best to make you happy … with our keyboards. God do you know what a keyboard is?
I am sure you do.
Please give us a class that makes you happy … and us, too.
Give us all A’. Make Bill happy, instead of mean.
Thank you God for Jesus. We want to be like him.