Posted in Diary, Photography, Travel by Alvin on December 14, 2009

21 November 2009, Saturday

The sun rose at 6am. I dreaded morning bath the most as  day temperature goes below 20C and the water was icy cold. Hot cocoa after a cold shower was the best to start the day. Today’s the first day of English camp at Muangyai School, Phosai district.


The school teachers gave a brief opening to the camp before the staff took over with songs and games.


There were 4 rotations for the kids to learn basic English vocabulary on body parts, fruits, kitchen appliances, people and places. I had my portraits drawn by the kids on the command of the facilitator on different parts of the body. It was so comical that all of us had a good time laughing at each team’s masterpiece. We wrapped up each session with a quick revision from hair to toes, not forgetting songs and games.


Day 1 ended at about 4.30pm, and we made our way to the local market.



After a round of quick snacks shopping, we headed next to the paddy field. So much of help exchange for food during the camp, I had a great time enjoying the field chores. The golden crisp ripen paddy plant, dyed the vast field yellow with a great contrast to the sapphire cloudless sky, the landscape was stunning.




We stayed back till sunset before going back to the school for dinner.


A wonderful start for my English teaching project here in Thailand, and definitely a great end for day 1 of English camp. 


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  1. genjip said, on December 15, 2009 at 3:40 am


  2. Phillis Barkhimer said, on April 11, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Just considered i might comment in addition to say neat design, did you code it yourself? Looks great.

    • Alvin said, on April 12, 2010 at 11:53 am

      no. I did not. It’s one of the template from wordpress.

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