Laura (me), Nootsabar, Maddy
My first experience of Thai Celebrations – Community New Year Party
Matteyum 3 & Pretom 6 at Chum Chon Mae La Suksa
Showcasing Hilltibe Talent to the Thai equivalent of “Ofsted”
Traditional Hilltribe Weaving with Bamboo
Building with Bamboo
Weaving Baskets from Bamboo
My Headmaster Singing for “Thai Ofsted”
The house of Sinuan & Lipo – my home here
Sinuan cooking in the outdoor kitchen.
Everybody relaxing on an evening.
Namsup and Namchai
Having Fun together
Walking to School with Namsup and Kakar
Scouts at Pretom School (Primary)
Waiting in line.
Learning to Tie Knots
Playing Scrabble with Pretom 5 (Eqivalent to British Year 6)
Cru Aew’s Class, Pretom 3 (Year 4), Making Flowers
A House Beside the Rice Paddies
Our Mah ba Noi (Little Forest Dogs)
Namchai making herself “suay” (beautiful) with Talcom powder…
Namsup with purple lips after eating wild berries.
Some of the kids at Hoi Ku Pah
In Traditional Dress
Playing Dodgeball after class
“Bananas of the World Unite…”
“Go Bananas, Go, Go Bananas”
Me and the Headmaster of Hoi Ku Pah
Cooking at Hoi Ku Pah
The students line up for lunch in the school hall/dining room/staff room.
Chilling out by the river after class.
A view of the Giant Golden Buddha at Mae Sariang
The Giant Golden Buddha
The River by Mae Sariang where we saw the (very deadly) Monocled Cobra
Cru Aew on the bridge at Mae La Luang
Early Morning on the Way to School
A Student in Matteyum 3
A Student at the Monk’s Cremation “wye-ing” to say Thank You for the free ice cream.
The whole community turned out to help pull the coffin along the road for 2km.
“Many hands make light work”
English Camp at Khun Yuam Wittiya
Relaxing with Maddy in a Coffee Shop after English Camp
Sinuan’s “pub” – a bench on which people drink at dusk (while Lipo cleans his gun..)
Chilling out on the Front Porch with Sinuan and her two Sisters
Namchai and Pbakuu giving Lipo a Massage
A Loom with which to make Traditional Clothing
Some of the Traditional Northern Dresses at the Wedding
The Wedding Blessing.
Namsup playing with the fire.
Sinuan’s sister, Ehnu with her Granddaughter Dada and Namchai
It takes Namchai a long time to perfect this peace sign and she has to watch it once she has!
An enormous wasp on the front porch.
The Headmaster jamming with his students at the New School Procession
The Girls dressed as Birds – a special symbol in Thai Buddhism
Offerings and students transported by Pick-up truck.
The Petrol Stations here.
Relaxing on a random parked motorbike while we wait for an offering to be made.
Teachers relaxing after a busy day.
Getting dressed up to perform.
Pretom 3 Perform their Dance and win the Prize
At the bottom of the Temple Steps at Mae Sariang
Maddy – my fellow KHT volunteer in a town 50km away
Morning Sun over Mae La Luang River
Some of the Local Kids
Namchai practicing her writing skills.
Lipo playing with Namchai