Monthly Archives: November 2010

From My TV

Many of you in America, it seems, have heard about what happened in Phnom Penh. I was not in Phnom Penh this weekend for the Water Festival. Instead I watched the boat races, floating barges, and fireworks on TV with … Continue reading

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‘Aha’ moment

I was sitting in my school’s office during a break between classes this week, like you do when it rains and the teacher tables are wet. As usual, the chatting between the teachers was in language well beyond my comprehension, … Continue reading

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Striking things I saw today

1. Snake as roadkill. That was a first. 2. A refrigerator. I know, I know. I was shocked too. It magically appeared at my house in the middle of the afternoon. Upon questioning my host mom, it turned out that … Continue reading

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Getting Started

I’ve been ‘Cher Lin’ (Teacher Kaitlin) to my students for a while now. Somehow they seemed to all know my name before I even arrived. It wasn’t until this past week that I actually started teaching. Things move slowly around … Continue reading

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On Living in a Fishbowl

Today I arrived at school for one of my classes to find my co-workers having a heated debate. The question at hand: how much money I had changed at the market the day before. Apparently there were competing rumors. You … Continue reading

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Club Sandwich

Big day yesterday – the first English club day in the history of Taing Kork Hung Sen High School. High schools in Cambodia don’t really do clubs, so it really was something bizarre. I had mentioned the possibility of starting … Continue reading

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