Heather's Thairy

Heather's journey to Bangkok, Thailand: a year of adventure!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Anti-Climactic Entry

I wasn't too diligent with the picture-taking this past weekend, so this entry will be sparse. I spent a bit of time trying to find people's "boyfriends" and "girlfriends", for those of you who know that game, and I pretty much only took pictures of strangers.
However, there are a couple shots worthy of posting. I know this is yet another post NOT about school, but if I remember, I'll spend my prep tomorrow touring around the school taking pictures and composing some amusing anecdotes in my head. The real story will likely be embellished with tales of my saving the school from certain destruction, miraculously educating all the students in such a short time to speak fluent english, and inventing a solution for Bangkok's pollution problems, all while maintaining a high level of charisma and style.
Ha ha ha!

Anyway, here's what I have from Hua Hin this time:

The Hua Hin Jazz Festival was on last weekend. There were crowds and crowds of people on the beach, which had two stages set up with lots of shops and stands. Thousands of people arrive at night to sit on the beach and listen to quasi-jazz music- some of which is great, some of which was described by a coworker as "mediocre karaoke attempts".

The festival is sponsored by Heineken, which seems vaguely out of place but pays off big time for them, based on the amount of "product" consumed by those of us who came from the Lertlah schools...

We stayed in the same hotel as last time, which was just fine. We tried a new restaurant, where I had a taco salad that was HUGE and had really good cheese on it (often difficult to find in this country). The bus ride back was a bit of a downer: it started to pour around 1:00 in Hua Hin and it was still raining when we got on our bus at 1:40. It rained all the way back to Bangkok- five hours. It usually takes only three hours but there was so much rain and so much traffic that it took FOREVER. Luckily we had gone to the bus station fairly early that day to book tickets ahead of time- some other people from the school when later and had to wait until after 6 to catch a bus, which got them back into Bangkok around 11.

Well, that's my big fat Hua Hin the Second entry- sorry about the lameness!
Hopefully tomorrow will bring the long-awaited entry about school. For goodness sakes, it's where I spend the majority of my time, it is sooooo overdue!!!

Until next time,


  • At 10:28 PM, Anonymous Uncle B of Sechelt said…

    Interesting material & pix. Would be interesting if you noted some unusual students you have in your class. No names but unusual things you may have noticed in your daily teaching regarding your students.

  • At 9:06 PM, Blogger ViciousTim said…

    Bad news: Victoria = rejected.
    Good news: More money to spend abroad :)

  • At 11:44 PM, Anonymous auntie Bonnie said…

    Hi Heather,
    Auntie Bonnie here. Hey I think it's cool that you are partaking of all the activities out there. Heck, why not? I get to experience what you're doing vicariously so I ain't complaining! At this point I've had my fill of teaching so lucky we're on summer break (all of 6 weeks - we start up again at end of July) We're starting year round school as of this coming year.
    How's your gross bite doing?
    I like reading ViciousTim's comments - just as entertaining as your entries, although a bit cryptic sometimes.
    You're pretty awesome as a cook! I can't cook what you cooked even with a full on stove and all. Hey, maybe you could write a cookbook - How to cook a 10 course meal using only a rice cooker!
    Well, take care! Like Tim said, "Show us the Chalk!"
    When you can.
    Love, Auntie Bonnie


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