Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Nakhon Si Thammarat

Good evening,
Haven't posted anything fun in a few days so I thought I would give everyone an update. The island has gotten busier in the last few days because of the Full Moon Party. Place nearby that has a pool party that the kids seem to think is fun and has cheap buckets so that is fun, good music and just watching people throw other people into the pool. Been watching random hockey games but didn't follow basketball playoffs because it isn't soccer and people here don't care unless its soccer. Complete luck I found this bar that allows us to watch hockey. Watching game 7 right now in Nakhon Si Thammarat because I visited a school yesterday and had an interview with a private school here. Toured the town, met the other teachers, saw some of the kids, had lunch and got offered the job. BAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. I'm now at K2 Kindergarten teacher at
Srithammarat Suksa School. Unreal. Applied on Sunday or Monday to a few schools. Found this school, by far the best package and great location in Southern Thailand, where I wanted to stay. Job posting said normally hire females but anyone can apply so I did. Wasn't that confident I would get it with no experience but they wanted a man in the school because all the other teachers are women. One of the girls is from Ottawa and a few other people from the GTA. This is all happened very fast. Now I need to go back to the island, go to a Full Moon party and make my way back to my new city on Sunday. Met up with some of the other teachers from the school last night and seem like real good teachers and fun people. Very daunting going into a new school, town and trying to be a great teacher. I have a ton to learn so the next few weeks should be interesting and challenging. Here is a link to where this city is http://maps.google.ca/maps/place?ftid=0x30530115a2a6568b:0x34e30843bc5f02f2&q=Nakhon+Si+Thammarat,+Thailand&hl=en&sll=8.015716,99.711914&sspn=18.201206,43.110352&ie=UTF8&ll=-89.156392,-20.863037&spn=0,0&z=7

Very Thai town will need to learn how to speak it at a minimum and hopefully read and maybe write. If anyone has any teaching advice I could use all the help I can get. Contract is up in April then will revaluate from there. I will be back in Canada for a short visit for sure in May for Matt's wedding. MARRIED?!! Told him not to butttt Des makes great cookies so I can let this one slide. Here name is great for chanting btw, ala Lisa Wilkie style. I'm very hungry and should pay more attention to the game, give an update before I start WORKING..so strange from being on vacation to a contributing member of society. Everyone have a great weekend, I'm betting the field that I do. Love the field bet. Embrace the Full Moon tonight.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Bert. Was great catching up with you on the weekend. Did you get your apple?? Hope all is well

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