29.10.2006 30 °C
2 consecutive blog entries, ohh what a treat! The boys were a big success last night, made over 700Baht pocket money for themselves (which one of them tried ot give to Dada). Westlife seasons in the sun was my personal favourite, especially seeing a tiny 12 year old boy, legs dangling from the keyboard chair! Dada is trying to raise funds to send the boys to music school over the summer - any donations welcome ; ) Olan in particular shows real potential as a drummer, and in fact it's the only time you really see him show any emotion, except for when he's tending the puppies. His brother Naoki is pretty good on the bass too, though he's only played a year. Usually he's really chatty but he's been down recently as his mother has been promising to come from BKK to see her 3 boys for months, but always pulls out at the last moment. Their Japanese father abandoned her and returned home when Naoki was born- she remarried, had Viith, then upped and left all three of them for yet another husband in BKK.
Taught a class this morning, had them all over-pronouncing their letters, partyly for phonics practice but mostly for my own amusement ; ) Anuwat however just wanted to throw paper aeroplanes at me. Fair enough.
Dada was telling us amusing stories of how ocasinally when meditating his whole body jumps as though electricty were coursing through it. Something to do with blockage of chakras, apparently(he's a Yogic Monk, y'see)
Here's my room in the wonderful volunteer's house
Got the whole girls' side to myself right now as Lindsay is doing a visa run to Laos. New Swiss guy Musti is next door though. Each night when I get in I do an insect hunt to see if there's any scorpions or other beasts lying in wait - there's always a moment of breath-holding anticipation when you push open the bathroom door (which incidentally no longer exists since the termites finally devoured the frame last week).Killed a scorpion with some Neo Humanist tome (ah the irony) the other day, after staring at it transfixed/terrified for a good 10 minutes before hand. Now we barely flutter an eyelid and just stomp.