Sunday, August 24, 2008

Just Stuff

I found a few more pics on my cell phone. Funny, I don't remember taking the ones in the classroom. I gotta keep a better eye on my M-1/3 class.
The kids are a hoot. I asked one to come up to the board and write a few sentences that she had made. This of course led to her calling her two best friends up with her, which led to a discussion over which ones to use. Not to mention the constant checking with the rest of their friends to make sure they are doing it right. They are so afraid to do anything by themselves. Sometimes its funny, but sometimes, I know this hinders their individual creative progress.

It seems I have a new student. Much to my chagrine, I didn't notice for a full 15 minutes of class time. The bear belongs to one of the girls, but I never did figure out which one. He was smuggled out at break time. They really shouldn't be laughing though, because the teddy bear will probably do better on it's exams than most of them will. Haaaa!

This Jan, and his wife Poo at the market. We usually sit there a few times a week, and watch Thailand go by. There is always something weird happening there. the market is the focal point of our little community. If you want the latest gossip or news, or just need a cold beer, head to the market.

And last but not least, is Chai. This guy is a hoot. He is like the "go to" guy at the market. He works there every day, and for everybody. He is either stocking, fixing, or chasing off pidgeons with his slingshot. He can do anything from repairing electrical wiring, to sewing canvas for the food carts. That thing you see him drinking is rather interesting. I don't know what's in it, or what it is called, but it's packed full roots and herbs and stuff. You pour water into it, wait a few minutes, and then drink up. You can refill the water 5 or 6 times before it loses its kick. The first 2 or 3 taste the best, and are enough get you pretty smashed. Ya just sit back and pass the jug around and around and around.......

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Palmy's B-day

Palmy turned 20 yesterday. She has a few days off between terms at her University, so she is home for a few days. To celebrate the fact that we are one year closer to marrying her silly ass off to some poor, I mean, this joyous occassion, we went out to eat. Bannok was pretty quiet for the first hour we were there. We didn't even have to listen to any karaoke. YAYYY! As the girls spend most of their time nibbling at food, when given a chance to do some serious chowing down, they went at it with a vengence. We were stuffed. The owner, Eat, made this special sweet plate for Palmy with candles and all. She is such a sweety. Palmy and Puk dissappeared for about a half hour, and wandered around the ponds and flower gardens taking pictures. That place is amazing. Nan has got waterfalls and little jungle sections intertwined with the building itself. Since there are no walls, it's hard to tell where one ends, and the other begins. It really is beautiful. These are a few of the shots that the girls took on their cellphones. They managed to take about 75 pics of themselves. That's Palmy in the gray, and Pukky in red.