Monday, February 23, 2009

The Hotness

It's been noticeably hotter here in the past couple weeks. I was talking to my students about it and I guess this is the sunny/hot side of the dry season. While it was a little cooler in December and January, it gets much hotter with a strong sun in February. Maybe the temperature itself isn't higher but the constant presence of the sun just makes it seem much worse. I checked the weather a couple days ago and it was 95 degrees, but felt like 102. So if you're freezing in America, you can picture yourself here. I would gladly trade places for a day, though. After driving to work through insane traffic, and trying to calm down a class of active kids in a non-airconditioned room, I'm awash in sweat. I taught my kids about weather today, and I said that today is hot and sunny. One of the kids said "yes, but I'm cold and rainy." I don't know why he called himself rainy. Maybe there's a euphemism I'm missing.

That's all I wanted to say. I've been very busy and tired lately, but I promise to make a longer post with more news soon.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Tip Top Tet

Not much to say, back from Tet and moving slowly back into the normal working mode again. The students and teacher both don't seem very eager to get back to school but such is life.

Here are some pictures from Tet.

You can see some Tet decorations, and myself with Uyen's sister and niece, and myself with Uyen's brother and his friends.