Monthly Archives: February 2016

Matteyum

Thai school is different to English schools in a thousand ways. This is the first of three blog posts I will write about each of the schools I am in. Matteyum is the equivalent of secondary school. The matteyum I … Continue reading

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The walk to school.

Last night I went with Cru Aew and her daughter, Boh Beng, on a spontaneous┬ávisit to Mae Sariang. Cru Aew works in Maela Suksa Pretom (primary) and speaks very good English. She used to be the English teacher in Matteyum. … Continue reading

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A Perfect Evening

Last night was one of those rare perfect evenings. Not because of anything in particular, but a combination of lovely things coinciding. The evening started well with lesson planning over a rare fresh coffee at the cafe opposite school. It … Continue reading

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A Weekend in Khun Yuam

I have just returned from a weekend in Khun Yuam. It was just what I needed. Back at the beginning of January, before I had left for my village, I met an American who had married a Karen lady 30 … Continue reading

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