16 Years Teaching EVERYTHING! Graduation from my TEFL course in Patong, Phuket, 2006-10-05 Wai Kru ceremony, Kajonkietsuksa, Phuket 2007-06-14 Queen's Birthday ceremony, Saphan Hin, Phuket 2007-08-12 Christmas Show production, Kajonkietsuksa, Phuket 2008-12-24 I have been a Teacher of English as a Second Language in southern Thailand since April 2007. For the most part, it has … Continue reading Teaching Thailand #1: My Past & Present
Phuket Weekly 2022 #5 (01-08 February)
The first week of February saw a BIT more variety than the last two weeks of January, but not much. I did get out-and-about the evening of the first (the start of the Lunar New Year) to take some photos, my Sunday morning in-house students finally returned for the first time since December, and I … Continue reading Phuket Weekly 2022 #5 (01-08 February)
Daily Phuket #83: 20 November 2021 – Mail…Finally!!
Back in late April or early May, the main Thailand Post international mail processing center at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport (pronounced /Su-wana-poom/) was shut down when several workers were diagnosed with COVID-19. As the Third Wave of the pandemic took hold, most overseas mail stopped. I am not sure when it resumed in Bangkok but … Continue reading Daily Phuket #83: 20 November 2021 – Mail…Finally!!
Daily Phuket #73: 18 August 2021 – COVID Care Center
With the continuing rise in local infections on the island, several "COVID-19 Care Centers" have been established on Phuket. The largest occupies the former Provincial Prison just a short walk to the north of my home in Phuket Town. The inmates in the infamously overcrowded and deteriorating facility were relocated to a new prison earlier … Continue reading Daily Phuket #73: 18 August 2021 – COVID Care Center
July 2021: Another Crazy Month in Thailand
As we reach the end of the scariest month in memory, let me try to summarize where we are now. It has, indeed, been a frightening couple of weeks as the national numbers continue to rise to astronomical levels and I do my best to try and avoid contracting the virus myself. Let me tell … Continue reading July 2021: Another Crazy Month in Thailand
May 2021: Everything is Broken
As I typed the title, my somewhat flawed memory was telling me that was the title of a Bob Dylan song a long time ago1. I am too lazy now to pull up MusicBee and confirm but it describes my current state accurately. My job is broken and I have an increasing number of broken … Continue reading May 2021: Everything is Broken
Wow! Where Did May Go?
I cannot believe that it is time to once again attempt to summarize all that I did during the just-finished month. May just seemed to fly past, especially compared to April. I do not recall doing anything particularly different than in April. It was simply another 31 days of remaining at home all day every … Continue reading Wow! Where Did May Go?