Last Thursday was the Wai Kru day at Lertlah campus 2. Wai Kru day is a teacher appreciation day, and the school had the ceremony in the gym during first two periods. The ceremony is done to express students' gratitude towards their teachers, and usually they do this by bowing at our feet and gifting us with flowers. I wish I got to take pictures of the students bowing, but it felt rude to take pictures.
I took this one out of focus on purpose so students' and teachers' faces wouldn't be so visible. If you can see, the students are holding beautifully arranged flowers. After presenting them to the teachers, they will be taken to a nearby temple.
Some of the flowers I've received during the ceremony. I've received more during my afternoon classes.
A group shot on my messy desk. Aren't they beautiful?
The white flowers are jasmine flowers. They smell really nice, but not if you have about 40-50 in the office!
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Yesterday I went to the Asiatique with a Thai friend and another student teacher friend, both from the school. I don't think this is well known to the foreigners yet, because it's been open for only about a month.
You can take the tram to go around the market, but it's slower than walking, haha!
And of course, I had to take a bokeh shot!
There are many different districts, and it was very easy to find my way around, thanks to these cute signs!
Asiatique is open from 5pm-12pm so you can shop while it's slightly cooler, and that makes it that much easier to shop. Also there are lots of restaurants and bar-like places so you can sit down to eat whenever you get hungry or tired. We stopped at a place called Chalet de Coco, aka The World of Coconut for cakes and drinks.
Although Chatuchak market is probably the most famous market in Bangkok, Asiatique is a bit more special for me. Why? It's located right next to the Chao Phraya River, so it makes me feel like I'm at the Halifax Waterfront. You have to take a small ferry to get to the market, where you can get a nice (but smelly) night view.