Monthly Archives: March 2011

A wedding

Sunday while I was puttering around and studying intermittently my host came to ask me “free time?” and I said yes. Then we managed to work out that there has been a wedding in the village and there’s a party … Continue reading

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A Note on Making Classroom Materials ..and something going right by accident

At my elementary school, the teachers have a gang office with 9 desks, and there are another two gang offices down the corridor with 3 more each (I think). This is the end of the school year break for students … Continue reading

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Critter of the Day

I was sitting at an outdoor table at the elementary school reading my first grade reader in Thai and noticed three animals that may have some importance to me over the next two years. Also in the course of the … Continue reading

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Quick Trip up a Nearby Mountain

My province, Kanchanaburi, has national parks, forests, waterfalls, and some number of tourists. That’s all in a other parts of the province. My PART of the province has sugar cane fields, cassava fields, corn fields, fruit orchards, canals, and villages. … Continue reading

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Oi

That’s sugarcane to you. Sugarcane is being planted these days. It’s also being harvested. It’s also out there in fields half grown. I’m guessing it isn’t a particularly seasonal crop? Maybe I’ll find out about that one of these days. … Continue reading

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In Transition Again

Hello from my site! I’ve been sworn in, I’m a PCV now, not a trainee. Ahh. My people are wonderful, and in two days in my new home town we’ve accomplished a lot. If I had more time I’d update … Continue reading

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ATM Crabby, and then Resolved

Tried to use my Peace Corps ATM card at the ATM machine for the Peace Corps’ bank on Monday, but it was being serviced, so I came back an hour later and it was displaying a notice that it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Slightly Odd Dinner?

I’m trying to use up ingredients that I purchased to cook for my home stay family, that I’m reasonably certain won’t be used after I leave (which is coming right up). Also, most of my host family has gone north … Continue reading

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Time is slippery and compressible!

There have been moments in preservice training that were a bit of a grind, and we just put one foot in front of another. There have been moments that positively flew by. Now we’re looking at preservice training more or … Continue reading

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Site Visit Delights–This Will Be My Home for the Next Two Years

I haven’t written since I learned my site assignment for the next two years, and I’m not actually supposed to post the location to a blog, but I can say I’ll be in Kanchanaburi Province, in a sub-district of under … Continue reading

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