Who knew my little tissue packets would provide timely reminders, and in the order I needed them? First one was on the plane to Tokyo. Second was just before my First Presentation, and the third was this morning as I contemplate a solo outing! Some of the lessons I’ve been learning: Plans Change, frequently […]Read More Quotes, Lessons & Kleenex
I’ve been aware this past week of the parallels between my own challenges, ones that accompany choosing to be in a completely different country, and the challenges children I have worked with over the years experience with learning language and making meaning. My ability to hear and imitate sounds, tones, or words is significantly challenged, […]Read More Imitation, Context, Patterns & Routines ( Kind of like Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh My!)
Turns out the “Welcome” was a much bigger deal than I had anticipated. TV, Reporters, Opening speech by the Rector and other Government VIPs. I’ve never had a translator except these past few days in smaller conversations, but this was a whole different dumpling! A few photos below:Read More Formalities and Ceremony
Started day with motorbike ride across town for breakfast meeting. My interpreter shard with me that there had been a little concern about my age and they where worried I wouldn’t be up for the work schedule. Now they wonder how I am so healthy and have so much energy- The ride home included a […]Read More Is it Friday already?
I wish I could taken a video from the back of the scooter last night, or even captured a sound recording – so many, many, many more scooters zipping every which way, horns honking, trucks zooming ever so close. The roundabouts were especially harrowing, but I kept my eyes wide open and held fast to […]Read More If motor scooter riding during the day is exhilarating, after dark is . . .
As students were lining up to have their picture taken with me the women from the US Consulate in Ho Chi Minh said: If there isn’t a picture, it didn’t happen!” I’m not sure how I feel about that, but when in . . . So here are a few more pics. I just discovered […]Read More Photos, Photos, Photos!