Sunday, December 23, 2012

Baan Sairoong

 We have been here for 3 days now and still have 4 more to go! Our host Isara is quite the man. Eternally grateful and endlessly generous, even with stomach problems plaguing him he still has a smile on his face.

Yesterday we attended the funeral of a village woman. Isara was happy that we came along because he wanted to share Thai culture with us. Here, when someone dies no one is sad because they know this person will come to Earth again via reincarnation. Instead of sadness, village monks come to chant for an hour while we meditate along to the chanting, and then they stuff us full of food, and Thai whiskey and beer until we're close to bursting. 

Today I went to the local school to 'teach' the kindergarten. This involved me being tossed in a room for an hour with the children while the teacher dicked off. I had no help and couldn't translate a thing for them, but I still tried to teach them a few animal names and the English alphabet. They are just so desperate to learn English here that they'll throw anyone in the classroom and have the ramble in English to the kids in the hopes that something will be retained.

1 comment:

  1. love the pix of bryce! he's as tall as the kids while sitting down lol