Heather's Thairy

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

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Teachers' Day

Today was a holiday for Teachers' Day. We went to the party that the schools held for us at another campus across the city. In October, the school had Sports Day for the teachers, which turned out to be more of a chore and imposition than a fun celebration at the end.
The Teacher Party was in many ways similar to the teacher Sports Day: we were asked to dress a certain way, be at certain places at certain times, laugh and smile and play along. We were generally clueless about what was going on when and for the most part, the event seemed to focus on the Thais and not the foreign staff. It's a shame that it seems to be difficult to create an event where all staff members feel equally involved, but I appreciate the efforts and realize that I am in Thailand teaching at a Thai school, and the fact that there was such a big party at all is definitely worth something.
Anyway, there was a lot of food, a lot of karaoke, a lot of yelling and music and cheering and dancing...and this spectacle, courtesy of Building 5 (my building).

I will remember it with pride...

Until next time,
Heather

1 Comments:

  • At 8:07 PM, Anonymous Auntie Bonnie said…

    Hi Heather,
    Can tell you that your Teacher Day sounds a little more involved than ours. We get maybe a little goodie bag from our PTA and a luncheon and that's about it. Pretty tame compared to your picture. Well it's nice that teachers are recognized somehow no matter where we are.
    Love, Auntie Bonnie

     

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