The playground equipment that Ema (of 'born to promote Kathmandu' fame) just gets so much use. Her are a couple of girls from Bunthorn's class having a play.
Sunday, 28 February 2010
Naan at about 1.5kg and nine months old
Dave loves fishing. Susie was keen to get these scales from a garage sale last weekend. She thinks they are to weigh babies. Dave and I know that they are really for fish. The only problem - we'll need to try and keep our catch under 20kg ...
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Running a class every day has certainly added a new dynamic to the home. The kids are settling in well but whenever they are in the yard, they only know one volume! I was wondering to myself today - is there any gratefulness at all in their little hearts for what Bunthorn is pouring in? - or do they just grab and take.
My answer was not long in coming. After running an extra afternoon class today, he sat down and unwound with me. In the conversation he told me how one of the little ones had given him a card today. Inside she had written - 'Teacher, I love you - like my brother'.
Cambodians love the stand-up duo comedy routines - much like a 'Kath and Kim'. Here two local wags are causing something of a riot.
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Monday, 8 February 2010
Brian (left) - the bloke who runs the engineering business - supervising the lifting of the hangi
Owen (left) and his (first? second??) cousin doing a haka to celebrate the day and the event
Thursday, 4 February 2010
Look at this poor little bloke, rowing maybe 3km down this smelly hole for what looks like 12 cents worth of cans and plastic bottles.
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Bunthon with some of the eager kids
Choryee (left) is the one who first provoked us on this course. At twelve years old, she is a natural leader and very sporty. Her parents want her in class but say they are too poor to afford the books. By day she cares for two siblings. Her little brother is not all at home - a mobile disaster unit who, between terrorism forays, is very dependent on big sis.