Community Activities

Thanks to Buddha

Sunday morning I went to Wat Doi Sutep.  It is the biggest wat in Chiang Mai.  I took many pictures and observed a lot.  Once I felt I knew what all was happening I bought a flower, incense and candles for an offering.  There is a big golden tower in the middle and people walk around it and pray.  There is also an area for lighting incense and candles as an offering so I did all of the above.  Hey why not give thanks to Buddha.


First Day Teaching

I worked in the Montessori class today.  This is the first time I have worked in a Montessori class and it was very manageable.  I had between one and four students at a time.  English is basically the subject I work with because the other teachers are all Thai.  I worked on Letters and the difference between a letter and a sound.  Some of the children are ready to read.  Most of them are at the most basic level reading such as the cat sat on a mat.  Ahbe read me a b

Adjusting to School

October 12, 2006

Thursday.  I woke up this morning and didn’t really know what to do.  Sleeping in a real bed seemed like a nice idea, but also made me soar and stiff after so much plane sleep (or attempted plane sleep)  I unpacked a little so I can try to feel more at home.  Then I wandered around and found the flag ceremony.  This gave me a chance to talk with the other teachers and volunteers to get a feel for the place. 

Flight to Thailand

Preparing to Leave

October 5, 2006

38 degrees in Mason Michigan.  Well this is it, the day I leave for Thailand, sort of.  I have been preparing for this move for a month now.  Last week I ground my teeth so bad my jaw hurt.  After my going away party on Saturday I felt like I was on a slide straight to the airport.  Ready or not here I come. 


Hello everyone.

Well I am safe in Chiangmai Thailand. So what am I doing in Thailand you ask?