Monthly Archives: July 2011

Visiting a Church in Thailand

So, I’ve been in Thailand six months and finally was on top of things enough to try to get to a church service today. I could go worship in Korean somewhere just out of town here, but I couldn’t face … Continue reading

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Doing the dual focus thing

Right here, right now … I’m in a workshop on Web Page Maker for English teachers, part of a three day teacher training. I was on the agenda yesterday for Four Skills in the English Classroom (which is to say … Continue reading

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One School

Okay! What does it take to get things going at school, and how are my counterpart teachers and I doing? (this post is all based on interactions at one of my two schools, it’s a whole other world at the … Continue reading

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Sometimes when you’re distinctly mixed up — you learn things

At the end of our PC meeting I had a friend up to my site for a night, we walked to the school, sat down with the Paw Aw (principal) and tried to speak enough Thai to make that work, … Continue reading

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Fourth of July, Peace Corps Thailand Style

The whole batch of us were together for the Fourth of July: sixty-some volunteers (in this year’s arrival group–there are also one year veterans at sites), our administrators including the brand new, first day on the job in Thailand (but … Continue reading

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Solo travel to Bangkok and back, twice

I wear a retainer, it cracked, I had to see the orthodontist for an impression and again to pick up the new retainer. End prologue. Both trips to Bangkok taught me more confidence in solo travel, both by the thrown-in-the-deep-end … Continue reading

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Short takes with photos

…playing, big snake,  monk ordination, anti-drug day at school … Children play with used bricks that were dug out of a planter area…   Referring to an earlier post, yes, it was defoliant sprayed around my house, but since I … Continue reading

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