Archive for January, 2012

I feel like a celebrity when…

-students part ways, separating a path like water around an island, so I can walk through. -students “sneak” photographs of me on their phones while I’m teaching. -random locals shout […]

Angry Teacher

I’m trying not to lose my patience with high schoolers, but it’s happening. It’s nearing the end of the year, and they’re just as eager to finish school as I […]

A River Between: Chiang Khan

I spent the weekend in Chiang Khan, a lovely little town on the northern border of Isan, where the Mekong River drifts idly by. It’s a traditional Thai village, where […]

Teacher, Speak Thai!

My vocabulary is growing quite nicely, no thanks to the untouched audio CD I purchased before I came to Thailand, nor the free copy of Rosetta Stone still in its […]

The 4,000 Islands of Laos

There isn’t much to do in Si Phan Don, so to speak, but there’s plenty to keep oneself entertained. A hammock hangs from the porch of every bungalow, making it […]

Along the Way: New Years Eve in Pakse, Laos

The taxi driver sang to me the entire drive from Suwannaphum to Yasothon (about 30 miles). As a female farang, I was given the passenger seat, like first class in […]

A New Year in a Thai School

We tried to squeeze as much as possible into a one-day New Year party. Suwannaphum Wittayalai School was open to students on Friday the 30th for only one reason: to […]

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