Things to Do


Teaching Yoga

On the positive side I had my first class today.  I taught Yoga (yoka in Thai) to all the kids that don’t take a nap.  I did a lot of work to get ready.  I had calm music, a routine, even a drawing of a circle to illustrate the movement of some of the poses.  Well just because you don’t take a nap doesn’t mean you are well behaved in a class.  I had one crier, two singers (loud singers) a napper (shouldn’t she be in the other class???) two beauty queens (doing their hair in the mirror) and one who wouldn’t do anything. 

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


October 13, 2006. 

Well lets talk about the food.  Although I like rice I was very glad to see bananas for breakfast.  Corn flakes too, but I am most happy about the fruit.  We mainly have rice and sides.  There is a lot of meat in the dishes but they always make sure there is something I can eat.  Some of the other teachers are vegetarians also. 

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. 

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?