Sunday, July 01, 2007

English Camp

A few weeks ago, Jan and I hosted a 2 day English Camp for the Wang Muang school in one of thlocal districts. It was the first time either of us had tried this, so we were a bit nervous. There was a few rough spots, but all and all, it went pretty well. Roong was there for the first day, to help translate some of the more complicated ideas. The students and the faculty there seemed pretty happy with the whole thing. We are hoping that word will get around about this, and other schools will ask us to do the same thing there.
In the second photo, on the left, you can see one of the girls sticking a white thing up her nose...that is like a vicks inhaler. The kids here are addicted to the stuff. All it does is open your nasal passages a bit for a few minutes. I guess they get a rush off of it, i dunno, but they all use them constantly. Who knows....

Masterpiece Theatre

The kids at school put on a play (La-korn). Like most of these things I have seen here, it all takes place in the king's court. Per the ususal, the princess is in love with the wrong guy, the king is sending him off to a battle that he can't win to get rid of him, the guy the king wants her to marry is a weasel, theres a few sword fights, yadda yadda yadda.....
The kids are a hoot to watch. They are major hams, but have a lot of fun doing these things. It isn't taken to serious, so they are great fun to watch. One of the girls in the office, Noy, took these photos.