Third term being a Teacher again

The third term recently finished. I can't remember everything that happened but this is an outline.

We had some rain...

We made bookmarks for Homework.

We continued learning about China - we painted some more as well.

We looked at using Coding on the computers.

There were eggs which we painted for the window. And this was the assembly

We had another assembly about The Great Fire of London.

There were quite a few things we investigated in our Science Lessons.

We investigated homonyms - and more.

We could now input the housepoints directly onto the computers!

A new roadside coffee opened 

and then so did the coffee shop - Eat My Life - wonderful.

It was Father's Day.

We made a theatre for the classroom.

The World for Eco Club

and a few smiles

and the mess outside...

And I was given some ears to look after whilst I was on Playground Duty...


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Cost: Free
Ease of use: very simple
Comment: not sure why I would want this

Church of Santa Cruz

The Church of Santa Cruz is something that I came upon upon on a Walking Tour in Bangkok - Thonburi

After the Walking Tour I was made aware that you were able to see the church from the Chao Phraya River and there is also a stop nearby.

We came upon it after walking down some very small lanes.

Khao Ta-Kiab Beach

Khao Ta-Kiab Beach is the beach we must visit when we visit Hua Hin and we usually stay at Anantasila Villa by the Sea.

Khao Ta-Kiab beach is a long stretch of beach which is still largely un-spoilt.

We always take a ride on the horses - but we do wonder how they can last so long in the heat...

There is sometimes a selection of jet-ski and banana boats to choose from.

Then there were the monks that walked along the beach in the morning - this does seem to be something regular?

Watch out for the jelly-fish 

and the traffic though.

There are a number of restaurants on the beach which are certainly worth visiting. There was a cafe but it was closed when I wanted to visit.

We have been here again.


Things to do in Hua Hin

Here are a few ideas of things to do if you visit Hua Hin.

Salted Egg Flavor - sp

This is really something that I would not try - would you?
Cafe Amazon.

Thinking about Trump...

Wondering how #Trump has managed to last as the President of the USA for so long.

Wat Kalayanamit Woramahawihan

Wat Kalayanamit Woramahawihan is somewhere I came upon on a Walking Tour in Bangkok - Thonburi. As I read the description I have to admit in not seeing the Golden Bell though...

I found very little information about the temple that was not repeated but this is the best site for more information and this is a TripAdvisor Review.

I found the enormous Buddha inside but I could not find the Buddha footprint. 

Then there was a big bell by the side of the Chao Phraya River. I guess that this gives me a good reason to go again?

I do now understand that it would be something to take photographs from the river - I only took them from the entrance / land side.


Five years ago - weddings

This is a memory that was sent to me - no more weddings for a while for me though...

Here are the old ones -

Ancient City - Samut Prakan

We took a trip from Bangkok and visited Samut Prakan (this is the trip) and whilst we were here we visited Ancient City.

"The Ancient City is the door opening to the heritage of Thai wisdom. With a wide range of architectural symbols combined with fine arts and craftsmanship, structural layout and natural environment that integrate harmoniously, The Ancient City creates kind of atmosphere that induces visitors to perceive and appreciate the continuity of history, cultures, religions, arts and customs of Thai people from dawn until now."

We visited Ancient Siam and it was certainly necessary to have a map to show what there was and what we could visit.

Their website has a lot of information on it - but I liked the Frequently Asked Questions Page.

Well the map tells you it all and after visiting and now writing about Ancient Siam I would have to use the map to label the things that we saw.

We drove around the area in our car and there is also the possibility of taking an open bus. Here is how it is organized.

 "To collect cultural and art work of Thailand to be a learning source, , the Ancient City emphasizes on the distinguished and unique pieces of art from different periods, the representatives of folk cultural cultivation. Some periods were overlapping in time as the rise of one community could take place anytime without the decline of the existing one. Hence, it is found that each community developed its civilization within the similar time frame, but its peak was different depending on who was the strongest and most flourishing at a particular time. The most outstanding at the period could manifest its superior prosperity before others, yet as the leading kingdom began to recline, the rising one would replace the former at once with its own manifestation. The periods accumulated here are arranged in order of their distinct revelation, ranging from pre-historic era, Dvaravati, Srivichai, Lopburi, Lanna, Lan Chang, Sukhothai, U-tong, Ayuthaya, Thonburi and Rattanakosin."

Dvaravati (11th - 16th BE)
Srivichaya (13th - 18th BE)
Khmer or Ancient Khmer (16th-18th BE)
Lanna (16th-25th BE)
Lan Chang (16th-21th BE)
Hariphunchai (17th 19th BE)
Sukhothai (17th-20th BE)
Authong (17th-20th BE)
Ayutthaya (19th-24th BE)
Thonburi (24th BE)
Rattanakosin (25th BE)

There was the opportunity to listen to what everything we saw was but I was not organized enough to do it - but if I was and had specific things to visit then I would give it a trial.

Thinking about this I would like to write a 'Teachers guide' for the Ancient City and then take some of my class / school?

Phone Number: 02 709 1644/8
Approximate Price: $$$$$
Address: 296/1 Sukumvit Road, Bangpoo, Samut Prakan 102800
Hours: 9am - 7pm