Friday, 31 March 2017
Thursday, 30 March 2017
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Monday, 27 March 2017
Global Issues Network, no tonic! I spent the weekend in Ho Chi Minh City with five students from the VIS GIN team at the GINSAIGON Conference at the Canadian International School. Workshops and project based learning with over 300 students. A wide range of issues were addressed, LGBT, Illegal Drugs, Refugees, Littering, Biodiversity, Animal Welfare and more. An amazing experience and great to be with the inspirational youth of today.
Saturday, 25 March 2017
This large billboard is near the Chinese Shopping Mall Vientiane Centre. Isabella is one of my Grade 10 students. Here she is, beyond life size, modelling expensive Laos gold and diamond jewelry.
Thursday, 23 March 2017
This week I have been organising photos for the Year book. I liked this one of the entire Grade 10 group on the cruise boat on Nam Ngum Reservoir during the SALSA trip in October. You can get a sense of each person's idiosyncrasies from their poses. I think it will be a good choice for the Year Book.
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Monday, 20 March 2017
The view from Mair and Marie Do's house is beautiful, as is the house. Mair says it is the best house in Vientiane and he maybe correct. It is full of art and wonderful spaces. They built it themselves from three old traditional Laos wooden homes that they brought in from the provinces and rebuilt into one lovely home.
Sunday, 19 March 2017
Last year I expressed my artistic side at MDO studio, participating in a "Lotus Leaf Painting" workshop, where you paint oil paints onto a panel of lotus leaves. I went back for an afternoon drink on Friday afternoon with the couple who own this home and studio - French and American artists. Loved the view from Mair and Mariedo's studio.
Saturday, 18 March 2017
Friday, 17 March 2017
Thursday, 16 March 2017
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
The hot season has arrived and with it the burning. The locals burn the grass along the Mekong to prompt healthier grass to grow. Very unpleasant. As the rubbish you can see lining the walkway near the stalls. In the wet all of this area would be flooded.
Monday, 13 March 2017
One reason to get up early (for those of us who don't do it naturally) is to catch a plane. It was an early morning departure from Seadance Resort on Koh Samui this morning, but I had to have one last stroll on the sand. Back to the class room tomorrow.
Saturday, 11 March 2017
It has been absolute bliss spending a few days by the beach. It is not Jan Juc (Marian) but still a beautiful spot and wonderful to listen the waves and feel the sea breeze. Cheers to International Women's Day!
Friday, 10 March 2017
Looking at the profile of each day I hope most readers will think withdrawing is a final sign of sanity. Thanks to those who donated to Quality of Life to support Team Dai - it is a good cause - they do great work to help those disabled through UXO accidents and traffic accidents.
Instead of cycling for 5 days I am off to relax by the sea on a Thai Island.