Pre-Service Training: Commence rice-mode. Continue reading PST: A Day in the Life
I have flung around a lot of guff about how difficult PST can be. I need to be honest now about how goddanged silly it can be at times. For instance, our final (optional) language review, right before our big final language exams, mind you, consisted of bubble blowing and a dragon-fruit eating contest. While … Continue reading End of PST and Swearing-In
Final practicums, site-placement, and general ridiculousness. Continue reading K10 PST: Week 8
One can travel very far and learn a great deal in the kitchen, with her host-mother.
…That being said, one can also learn plenty by traveling to the BEACH. Continue reading K10 PST: Week 7
The Khmer people have developed a term, “baksbat,” which loosely translates as “broken courage.” Continue reading K10 PST: Week 6
The day was an exhibition of ordinary people harming ordinary people – the most quotidian and pure of all nightmares. Continue reading K10 PST: Week 5
Wash your hands, eat your donuts, don’t let the germs catch you. Continue reading K10 PST: Week 4
We continue to play hard and work harder while our families keep us fortified in rice and patience with our juvenile Khmer. This post feels heavy on the American faces, heavier than I would like. But as I have mentioned before, I’m still getting to know my community and want to hold off on … Continue reading K10 PST: Week 3
Once a week, we come up for air and reconnect with ourselves and each other. Continue reading Sunday: A Day for The Rest
Coining and deceased young husbands. Morning glory soup and pumpkin porridge.
We find full Khmer sentences spilling from our lips and know where all our neighborhood aunties live along the road. Most children understand us… This might just work. Continue reading K10 PST: Week 2