Category Archives: Thailand

Going back

It is strange returning to Mae La Luang after six weeks away. I can’t believe so little time has passed since I was here, and how different the landscape looks. Fire has ravaged the woodland, blackened scars adorn the landscape … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye

Well, I have left Mae La Luang and am now sitting in Maddy’s Dad’s beautiful apartment in Bangkok. It is somewhat surreal to think that my time in the school is over. It turned out to be 10 weeks, a … Continue reading

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A few photos.

     

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A little bit manic.

I am leaving on Saturday and I am not getting a leaving party from my school, as they would normally do, because everybody is busy with exams and a multitude of other jobs. Having seen what a show Thai people … Continue reading

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Teaching English

I am a huge believer in education, in fact I would even go as far as saying that I believe it is the single most effective way to change a situation, or perhaps even the world. Having said that, I … Continue reading

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Hoi Ku Pah School

Swimming in the river is not the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Teaching English as a foreign language, but sure enough, last Friday, the students of Hoi Ku Pah and I went for a not-so-quick … Continue reading

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Scout Camp – Thai Style

Scout Camp in Thailand is different to that in the UK. For a start, whole schools are part of Scouts, and if so, one day a week they have Scout Day on which they dress in Scout uniform and take … Continue reading

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Pretom

The Pretom school in Mae La Luang is part of the same school as the Matteyum I work in but is located elsewhere in the town. Every day┬áI ride my bicycle through the temple grounds to get to it. Usually … Continue reading

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Celebrating in Style

Like a new house, it is Thai tradition to celebrate a new building of any kind. My Matteyum is opening to a further three year groups from May this year, the start of the new academic year, and as such … Continue reading

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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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