Sunday, 22 June 2014

Here in our little home

A little tour of our flat - it's not much but it's our new Thai home! Complete with a sofa bed for visitors :)

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Wai Kru

On Thursday it was 'Wai Kru Day' at our school. Wai Kru means Respect for Teachers and the focus is a ceremony where the students 'wai' their teachers and present them with flowers. *(Wai is the traditional Thai greeting; a slight bow with palms pressed together as if praying. The position of the hands in relation to the face and the extent of the bow depends on the status of the person/amount of respect they are showing)

There is no hall in our school big enough to cram all the students in so we had 3 round of ceremonies and as K1 and K2 teacher, I ended up taking part in two of them! Class by class all the students file on to the stage where their teachers are sat. They kneel in front of them, wai to them and then present their flowers. Each year has 7/8 classes of 40-50 so altogether it took about 5 hours! At times it was complete chaos trying to organise so many children in a hot assembly hall but it the whole day was a great experience!

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Here in Nakhon Sawan #2 (and unfortunately not in London)

Today I turned 25 and spent my first birthday in Thailand. We are having a relaxing food filled day and enjoyed the views of our town from a local temple. It seems like a long time since I turned 24 and I'm looking forward to what the next year has in store!

In other news, two of our best friends got married yesterday back in London and we were obviously gutted not to be there. We weren't sure what to get them but then there was a military coup in Thailand and we got a day off work. So naturally we put the time to good use and made them a music video!

Take a look here: