Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I see that I haven't posted in a while. I wish I could claim that I have been really busy, but the truth is I have been very lazy. Time just slides away and I find that I haven't done half the things I planned to do. Oh well.

It is rainy today, and a bit chilly. This is quite unusual for March. In fact, it has been raining for three days now, which is extremely unusual for March. This is supposed to be the beginning of the Hot Season. Last week was certainly hot enough. In fact, it had gotten hot enough that I broke down and went out and bought a motorbike. I had been riding my bike everywhere, but the heat finally got to be too much. I bought a used Yamaha Spark for 15,000 baht. Not a bad deal, if I do say so myself. I still intend to ride my bike, both for recreation and commuting, but not when the weather is inclement.

We started Summer Terms this week. That means the next seven weeks will be pretty crazy. I am teaching six hours a day five days a week. But I am teaching a level I have taught (too many) times already, so my prep time is almost zero. I still have to grade writings, and other exercises, but really I have it pretty easy this term. Next term may be a different story.

We have a week off during the Songkran Festival. Songkran is absolutely insane here in CM, so I will hie off to Bangkok for four days. Bangkok is pretty peaceful during Songkran, since a lot of people head off to the provinces for the Thai New Year (which is what Songkran is).

Well, I am off to work.