Chiang Mai

Party with the Twins

onight was supposed to be Natasha and I having dinner with the twins.  We said Wednesday at 7:30 and they agreed.  However when we waited at the entrance at 7:30 they didn't come.  So we called and with our broken English/Thai they said they were working until 9 so we asked if we could have a beer later after work.  I love miscommunication.  At 9 they showed up, well one of the brothers and another guy on one motorbike.  they each had a beer.  So we asked if we could go anywhere and have a beer (as nice as drinking half a beer in the driveway i

New Teaching Structure

November 29

Elephants

Thanksgiving

November 23, 2006

Loy Kratong

November 12, 2006

Last weekend was the Loy Kratong festival.  It is held on the 13th lunar month during the full moon (the November full moon). 

I love finding a festival celebrating nature.  There are two activities, first the lanterns, which are big white balloons that are lit and released.  Some of them have fireworks as a “tail”.  It creates a sparkly tail like a comet.  They are usually white, but I saw some colored ones, and some groups write notes on them. 

Thai Art and Yoga Classes

November 2, 2006

So I have started Art classes finally.  I have taught a few, but not my own class.  The last few days have been great.  Teaching art, organizing volunteer info and teaching yoga.  Of course there is the ever present classroom management.  Yesterday I actually said “Pim will you stop climbing the walls”  She had her hands on the table and could reach the wall with her feet so she climbed up!  Wow and I thought that was just a figure of speech.

The Scariest Halloween Ever

Oh my gosh!  The Halloween party was crazy and not in a good way.  The Thai staff set up a whole trick or treat thing, which seemed great as Alicia and I set up all of the decorations and games.  We planned on having a party with games at 4:30 after ballet and doing cookies and trick or treating after dinner.  The Thai staff seemed to agree with that at our meeting with Dick (a whole other story).  Then at 4:30 they said no we are not doing games until after dinner?  Did we not discuss thi

Volunteer Coordinator

So did you all take bets to see how long before I became the volunteer coordinator?  If so whoever guessed 21 days gets the jackpot.  Hey I saw a need and offered my services.  It also means I can be more flexible with my schedule.  And still teaching art and yoga. 

Have a great day.  Madalitso
-Alice