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?
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.
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.
We went to Koh Chang.
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!
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?
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
Let us pray. Then we will begin. Wait! I already began.
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.
Now … it is your turn.
You guys … in front of me.
I want you to write your biography just like I did here.
I am waiting.
What is your name?
Where are you from?
What did you do before you came to the US?
What are you doing now?
Where do you work?
Do you work?
Why did you come to Oikos?
What do you hope to learn here at Oikos?
Who is in your family?
What is your dream job?
What do you do in your free time?
Do you have a nickname? Please say, ‘Yes!’
I promise I will talk sometime … but not yet.
You will need a laptop or a tablet. A phone will be very hard.
Login URL www.inboundchurch.org/wp-
Username or email
When we are not all online at the same time it works better.
During the coming week, please publish your biography
Please check your email for email from me – email@example.com
I will send you the homework to prepare for next week
In this class we are going to:
We are going to MAKE a website devoted to Oikos students
When we are done, Oikos University will (maybe) be the most popular website online for English Composition
All future students will be able to find Oikos U much more easily
We will make Oikos very popular …
We will DO
Each week I will send you a homework assignment for you to complete BEFORE coming to class
I will send instructions on how to complete.
We will DO – our homework assignments will appear online with your name
You will become famous …. Maybe
You can show your family, your employer, your future employer that you are a published writer
While we do this we will LEARN how to write for business
What you will learn EVERY business I have met wants to learn
Every business wants more people to come … we will do that
Finally – we will BECOME
What will we become? I will explain next week.
Watch your email for next week’s assignment.