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Teach me Thai

Beep. Beep. This means squeeze in Thai. The Thai language, which seemed awkward and inaccessible at the very beginning of my new life here, has become quite a fun language to learn. Playful, with plenty of repetition. Communicating ideas is relatively … Continue reading

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Two Weddings and A Funeral

We’ve been lucky enough to receive invitations for the two biggest and arguably most important celebrated events in life: marriage and death. Last week, we attended the one year funeral celebration of a fellow teacher’s late husband. Professor Eahd’s husband … Continue reading

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18 Things You Will Get Accustomed To While Living in Asia

Topic I: Proper Toilet Rules  1. Squatty Potties. (see fig.1)  2. No toilet paper in bathrooms. Anywhere. For any reason. 3. If you bring your own, throw it in the trash, not the toilet. 4. Toilet paper will be found, … Continue reading

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Weekend Excursions, Volume I: Koh Chang

The past few weeks have been packed with activities. On our first weekend in Thailand, we veered off the main path to a gorgeous island just this side of the Thai-Cambodia border. Koh Chang. It should be called Koh Change … Continue reading

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The Breakthrough

The past week I’ve spent each morning trying to toss a few English words into the spongey brains of Thai elementary schoolers. Cute, sweet and adorable as they are, the task is not an easy one. Each morning I head … Continue reading

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Hey Teach!

Day 8 Teacher Training. Your Mission, should you choose to accept it: Get students who natively speak another language to converse comfortably in English. Easy? Sure! I speak English purrty good. This’ll be a piece of cake….Right? We’ve spent nearly … Continue reading

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Beyond the Senses

Cambodia is a project of sensory overload. It’s Tuesday morning, 6am. The sun naturally rises at six each morning along with every other living creature. Barking dogs and gekkos (yes, barking gekkos), birds, humans, motor-powered humans. I’m sitting on the … Continue reading

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