Wednesday, 1 September 2010

I'm a teacher!!

On Monday I had to get up at 5:30 (same for every morning) and get ready to leave for school for 7. When me and Cameron got too school EVERYONE just stared at us. Especially the younger students as they have never seen pale skin for real before. All the students are really friendly though, and they laugh at us all the time. We were taken to the English staff office were I was shown my desk! It was sooooo cool!! I was like 'I'm a Teacher!'. I can't stop thinking what the fuck am I doing! I met all the English staff. There names are...
Pee Neng
Pee Aed
Pee Ju
Pee Nong
Pee Add
Na Kop
Pee Mueng
Pee Ka
Pee Lyland
Philip and Jo.

Lots of Pee!! Thai's rarely call each other by the first names, instead they have nicknames. The 'Pee' means big sister, and 'Na' means Auntie. Thai's often call each other as family. For example near where my host family live there is an old woman who own's a little food shop, everyone calls her grandma. My Thai Nickname is Al-arn. It means forest :) oooo ye.

They have assembly at 8:00 every morning, it stars with a marching brass band. Me and Cameron followed behind, before they started playing Chat (who is head of music) said 'YMCA', I was can't be?? But it was, and on my first morning at Tak Pittayakom School we were marched through school accompanied by a marching band playing the YMCA!!! Best...thing...ever...Afterwards there was Buddhist prayers and a speech from the School Director (head). He is called Mr Somkiat.

My first class was with Pee Ju, she is really lovely. Cameron was with Pee Kop. Pee Kop is a ladyboy but in school she has too dress as a man and hates it if you refer to her as 'he'. For most of my lesson's I have been acting as the interesting foreigner for the students too practice there English on. They asked me lots of questions, the most popular being do I have a girlfriend, and when I say no it is always closley followed by a VERY loud ooooooOOOOOoooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I swear Pee Ju is trying to set me up, they all think me and Cameron should get nice Thai girlfreinds, also we keep getting called handsome all the time! Which to be honest I don't mind too much...

The next day me and Cameron had to introduce ourselves to the whole school in assembly, that being about 50 teachers and 2500 students!! But it went well so no worry's there. As long as I don't have to do it again!

From wednesday to Friday its sports days, and I will most likely be dragged in to it! But having an awesome time!


  1. Amazing to read about your year life, I await your next post eagerly. Jane in Orkney

  2. just read my comment which doesn't make much sense, good job I'm not an English teacher