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An Unexpected Easter

An Unexpected Easter

This afternoon I walked out of my apartment building, bag packed for the gym, and was surprised to see one of my students’ cousins pacing the street in front of the door. She immediately ran to me, hugged me, and said: “Teacher Alyssa! I’ve been waiting for you over an hour! Dinner is already ready. … Continue reading

Hospitality

Hospitality

Life here continues to get better and better. Today I found a great coffee shop/bookstore with free (and fast!) wireless internet, so now I can actually upload some photos. All I need to do now is find a gym, and you might not be seeing me in America for at least another year. :) This … Continue reading

“I love teachah Ahleesah beautiful you!”

“I love teachah Ahleesah beautiful you!”

Let me set up a scenario for you: It’s 7:30 am. You’ve been told to go to morning assembly with the other foreign teachers and stand to the side while the students wai all the teachers. “Okay,” you think, “no problem.” You head downstairs and stand through about 10 minutes of chanting. Then you hear … Continue reading

You Know You Teach in Thailand When….

You Know You Teach in Thailand When….

1) If a stranger approaches you with a camera, smiling, it is safer to assume they want a picture with you than that they want you to take a picture of them. 2) A ceremony where 1,500 students prostrate themselves before you and the other teachers at your school is just…another day in the life. Last Thursday, my school … Continue reading

Thai Hospitality

Yesterday and today have been interesting, to say the least. I started to get sick the day after I moved here–sore throat, fever, and all that. My school coordinator offered to take me to a clinic to get some antibiotics, but I really want to build up my resistance to things naturally and not go … Continue reading