Where ever I go; there I is.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

There is no place like homestay....

I live with a very nice Thai family. I heart them all very much; although communications can be difficult at times. They treat me with such kindness and consideration. I have my own room, which I like. And I know almost everyone's names.

We still have training every day. Tomorrow is our first day off since arrival. I think my family is taking me somewhere and I need to go clothing shopping at some point. Apparently my clothes aren't Riap Roy enough for work. We begin co-teaching soon. Brian and I are working with one teacher and Barb and Mary are working with another. The four of us are one Thai Language class and half of the volunteers in our village.

We are all scattered among four villages. I miss everyone. We text message each other periodically. I love having a cell phone. It's a fun, new toy.

Hmmm...what else....I am covered in bug bites. But on a good note, I am getting used to the squat toilets and the absence of toilet paper. I will leave that idea to your imagnations.

Anywho...gotta jet. I will write again later,

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Thailand...at last

We are now at the Hub site. This evening we are all going out to our homestays. So much has happened in the last few days. I doubt I will be able to get it all down, but I will start.

Upon arrival we were greeted by every member of peace corps in Thailand. I almost cried. I was so over whelmed by everything. We have been staying in a hotel and attending training together during the day. The shots hurt and the lectures are boring, but we get through.

We have started language. We all had to introduce ourselves to the governer. That was intimidating. And our family will only know Thai. So we will have to learn fast. Co-teaching begins in two weeks. I am working with some guy named Brian and a Thai teacher. In my village are seven other volunteers, including my current roomie. Four of us are in the same language class together. I have a feeling we will all become close to one another. My village is not near the rivers....that is where most people are. I am in the middle of rice fields.

I love the people in my group. I am not so excited about the food. I have been living off of fruit and eggs. But I am sure I will adapt. It is hot as snot and muggy. In short, it is the cool season. I can't really think of anything else to say. I will post again soon. Write to me. I need lots and lots of love from the folks on the home front.

Love yah! Miss yah!

Thursday, December 08, 2005

My new address

This blog is not a valid excuse for not sending a letter. Emails are nice, but nothing says you care more then a real people letter. And so you can't say you don't have the address....here it is again.

Sarah Schefers, PCT
242 Rajvithi Rd
Amphur Dusit
Bangkok 10300 Thailand