Every Sunday afternoon into the early evening for the past six years or so (well, not every week), the historic Thalang Road in the heart of Old Phuket Town is closed to vehicular traffic and transformed into "Lard Yai" -- a lengthy stretch of food, souvenir and clothes stalls and shops lining both sides of … Continue reading Daily Phuket #5: 28 February 2021 – Getting Ready for Lard Yai
Month: February 2021
February 2021: The Endless Short Month
February, despite being just 28 days in length, seemed especially lengthy this time around. At least we stopped working on Saturdays early in the month or it would have been worse. We had a myriad of class cancellations for such things as giving alms to the monks, Scouting (which was just the students cleaning the … Continue reading February 2021: The Endless Short Month
Daily Phuket #4: 26 February 2021 – Mounting the Bluenose
Today's photo may seem like a bit of a cheat but I have honestly not left my home all day. It does depict an important part of my daily life, however...stamp collecting. After teaching at school every day, something that consumes even my rare days off, most of my free time is spent either working … Continue reading Daily Phuket #4: 26 February 2021 – Mounting the Bluenose
Daily Phuket #3: 25 February 2021 – The Monks Are Coming!
This has been a weird week in a weird year. It's only the end of February and it seems like we have had more disruptions to the school schedule than in most full years. On Tuesday, classes were cancelled due to Scouting "activities". Tomorrow is a national holiday marking one of the holiest days in … Continue reading Daily Phuket #3: 25 February 2021 – The Monks Are Coming!
Daily Phuket #2: 24 February 2021 – School Hallway
Yesterday morning, we were told that all classes for the day (except for the Upper Primary M4 and M5 levels) had been cancelled for a Scouts activity. Most of the students had apparently been told previously as they arrived dressed in the brown & green uniforms of Thailand's Tiger Scouts. The foreign teachers had to … Continue reading Daily Phuket #2: 24 February 2021 – School Hallway
Daily Phuket #1: 23 February 2021 – Thalang Road Entrance
Welcome to a new feature for Asian Meanderings, something I am calling "Daily Phuket" (as opposed to, say, "A Photo A Day"). I will try to post one (and only one) photo each and every day, taken on my walks around Phuket. That will usually mean the older part of Phuket Town as this is … Continue reading Daily Phuket #1: 23 February 2021 – Thalang Road Entrance