Welcome to Sunday Summary, the meme in which I attempt to summarize the week that came before. Merry Christmas! Today is Christmas Day and I am spending a very welcome lazy day at home. Well, not so lazy as it seems like I have a million things to do and no real desire to do … Continue reading Sunday Summary #19
Sunday Summary #3
Welcome to Sunday Summary. This is a meme in which I attempt to summarize the week that came before. It replaces previous series such as Sunday Salon, Daily Phuket and Phuket Weekly. This week of 29 August to 4 September just seemed to fly by. I wasn't much busier than last week but add in … Continue reading Sunday Summary #3
Sunday Summary #2
Welcome to Sunday Summary. This is a meme in which I attempt to summarize the week that came before. It replaces previous series such as Sunday Salon, Daily Phuket and Phuket Weekly. This past week (22-28 August 2022) was busy and wet. Aside from one four-hour Sunday morning webinar, a Thai cultural celebration on Friday … Continue reading Sunday Summary #2
Daily Phuket #85: 29 November 2021 – Waiting, Waiting, and Still Waiting…
I was really hoping that I would be able to report back something more positive than yesterday's post. Unfortunately, that just is not the case. To give some indication of how FUBAR this morning was, I was back home by 10:30. I still have no idea when I will begin classes at this school nor, … Continue reading Daily Phuket #85: 29 November 2021 – Waiting, Waiting, and Still Waiting…
Daily Phuket #22: 18 March 2021 – Colorful Court
As the end of the school year rapidly approaches, so too does the construction on parts of our center sports grounds. The various basketball, volleyball and badminton courts have all but been completed with the surfaces painted over the past few days. The paint and other chemical fumes have taken their toll on students and … Continue reading Daily Phuket #22: 18 March 2021 – Colorful Court
Daily Phuket #14: 9 March 2021 – Where Are My Students?!
Our heatwave here in Phuket has been unrelenting for the past few days with the evenings being the hottest period of each day. It just saps my energy and I spend long hours once returning home after work listening to music stretched out on my bed in front of the floor fan. My ceiling fan … Continue reading Daily Phuket #14: 9 March 2021 – Where Are My Students?!
Daily Phuket #6: 1 March 2021 – Student Market
A busy first day to the week and to the month, In most of my lessons, I went over the Mid-Term exam scores and current total points accumulated by the students before giving them a preview of the upcoming (and last) unit's subject matter (Music). Today was also the first on which that (foreign) teachers … Continue reading Daily Phuket #6: 1 March 2021 – Student Market
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 #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