After that, Beth had to teach an English class so I met Lucas, Bernhard, and Megan at a pizza shop nearby. We had to wait until 3pm to go to Love Your Neighbor, so we sat in the restaurat for quite a while. I had a cheese pizza with no cheese :)
When it was time to meet everyone for Love Your Neighbor, we took the Skytrain to Supunkwai and made a lesson plan in a small coffee shop. We then took a taxi to a nearby slum to greet the kids we were going to teach. But,..there was a miscommunication. They did not expect us until next week, so it did not go as planned. The leader of the neighborhood was able to find about 10 kids to participate (there were about 15 teachers!) so they got quite a bit of attention. When we were introducing ourselves, we went around in a circle and said 'My name is (name)' and the children had to repeat what we said. When it was my turn, I said "My name is Adam'...and not a single child repeated after me. My name, for some reason, is extremely difficult for Thai's to say. It has not been pronounced correctly by anyone other than Americans since I arrived here six weeks ago lol. They usually pronounce it 'uhDUHM' with the stress at the end. Fortunately I am the only one around with a name that sounds anything like that so I can still tell when someone is addressing me.
Last night was another Souper Tuesday night. I was excited when one of the Grapevine staff me I could help them prepare the food, so I arrived two hours early and helped with chopping and cooking. The head cook, so to speak, is Mae. She was really happy to have me helping and is enjoyable to be around. After dinner, I washed dishes along with five other people (four thais and one german) for about an hour, the dishes kept coming! It was still really fun though.
Im about to go to my Statics class, so adios for now. Please leave comments, I dont usually reply to them but I really like to receive them. Thanks!