Archive for February, 2012

Unavoidable Karaoke: A Field Trip With Thai Students

After my first field trip with the school to Palio, I made a mental note to never participate in another one so far away. Then I heard the seniors were […]

Back in Tuscany: Little Italy in Thailand

It seems every country has an ode to Italy. The United States boasts the Venetian in Las Vegas, Manhattan’s Little Italy district, and Taylor Street in Chicago. There’s La Boca […]

Khao Yai National Park

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! I couldn’t help but think about that little phrase when reading about my upcoming adventure to Khao Yai National Park. According to the […]

A Day in the Life of a Thai student

If I were a typical eighth grader (Mattyam 2) at Suwannaphum Wittayalai High School, it’s likely this would be a routine day for me: I wake up when the roosters […]

A Man is Only a Man

I wasn’t seeking male advice from my Thai coworkers, but I certainly got some. I’ve yet to be at a social event where the only (if any) single Thai man […]

My New Hut

I bet my landlord is better than yours. Would yours come to visit in the afternoon, just to say hello and maybe teach you a little Thai while you help […]

Am I Fat?

“You fat,” Teacher Lanpoon told me after I took a second helping of coconut candy, a specialty treat from one of the girls who recently visited Chiang Khan. “I’m what?” […]

Making a Difference

To be honest, I’ve been moping around for the past two weeks, telling you all that I’m tired of teaching, that I’m ready to just be traveling. The reason, I […]

Hairy Legs

A friend once posed a question I couldn’t confidently answer until now. Josh, the goofball husband of Newly Domestic blogger, asked this: “If you found yourself in a culture or […]

How to Teach English Abroad: Decisions

Update: For a more concise, complete version of this article (with links to all the important stuff), please click here to view my five simple steps to finding a job in Asia, over […]

The Wednesday Market

When I first came to Suwannaphum, I couldn’t understand the excitement over the Wednesday market. People wait for the middle of the week to roll around so they can buy […]

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