“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

Monday, September 18, 2006

I'm back

So I got through today... don't know if it's just today or everyday now... things usually happen that way. Anyway, what the hell have I been doing this past month? No emailing, that's for sure. I've fallen off the WWW planet doing all my activities. I just talked to my dad tonight and he asked me what's up, but I can never remember when you ask me... I have to stare at a blank wall for a while to remember.

So after some deep thought (or not so deep, but certainly a ferret through my memory), here's what I've been up to. I started coaching the high school soccer girls team. They're lots of fun but I still feel a bit lost as a coach. Still, I'm very good at telling others how to do things (looking out is so much easier than looking in!) and they were the champions before (not very hard to do with only 2 opponents) so things might just work out okay. I have also been eating out lots... there are just so many fantastic restaurants in Yangon and its so cheap. We had a couple of birthday parties, too! I did a presentation of my Romania photos to the IFG woman's group here. Umm... what else? I play touch rugby every other weekend, and I did the Hash House Harrier's run a couple of times.

I sewed a funky shirt last Monday, after giving my tailor a whole lot to create with. I bought a glitzy new ring - my first ever with gems, but its ostentatious enough that perhaps it might still be funky. See the pic of my ring!!

My big thing right now though was my application to do a Graduate Diploma in Education through a Uni in Oz... that way I pay local rates (yay! cheap) but still get to earn while I learn. I have sent it away and am now awaiting an offer (cross fingers!). I went to Shwedagon one lovely morning, and have hung out with our cool group of new teachers. Took my photos in today to be developped (that's everything digital from since before the summer). There were originally 1000+ pictures, but that was a bit frightening, so cut it down to only (ONLY!) 600 pics. And to develop all of that? $60. This is such a fantastic place to be! In that area, I'm also in charge of preparing a calender to sell to raise money for the IFG... it's going to be great.

Anyway, so that's what I've been up to.

1 comment:

Rama said...

Being busy is fun... like the ring, very cool. :)