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Driving in the rain

Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | Views [78]

Tonight was a chance to say a happy birthday to one friend and goodbye to another. I love spending time with these amazing ladies who live in Phnom Penh and wish I could hang out with them more often, but I HATE driving my moto in the rain. As we ... Read more >

End of a year

Thursday, 30 May 2013 | Views [84]

I have made it through a year of teaching First Grade in Cambodia. There were times that I seriously didn’t think I would make it. It has been a really rough year filled with many challenges, including my accident in January that resulted in over ... Read more >

Pyjama party

Thursday, 30 May 2013 | Views [99]

The challenge was to put on a simple, low cost and easy to organise end of year party for Grade 1. So pyjama party it was. It was funny trying to convince my students to actually come to school in their pyjamas. Many wanted to wear their PE uniform to ... Read more >

Nothing a Bit of Snoopy Can’t Fix

Saturday, 18 May 2013 | Views [99] | Comments [1]

Sometimes life can get you down. It throws you up like a wave and topples you over with fears, doubts and anxieties. If only life could be less stormy and more smooth sailing. When I need a smile I often look for a Peanuts comic that encapsulates ... Read more >

Not All Rainstorms End With Rainbows

Monday, 29 Apr 2013 | Views [80]

Living in a country that goes through monsoon season each year means that I am bound to have a great number of rain related stories. I have been pondering rainbows of late, how after each storm the promise sign is declared across the sky and what joy ... Read more >

Tags: not what i had planned, rain

I Bless the Rain Down in Cambodia.

Sunday, 28 Apr 2013 | Views [85]

Today I joined with friends to continue celebrating a dear friend’s birthday. Toto is known as a cute, boutique ice cream shop but it is now expanding. We had an interesting lunch as the restaurant bustled with family friends and guests of the ... Read more >

Tags: getting the royal treatment, god is good, rain

From Worry To a Glorious Sound

Saturday, 6 Apr 2013 | Views [92]

Sometimes I feel like Philippians was written just for me as many of my struggles and deserate need of encouragement can be met with a readied answer within its verses. It is my absolute favourite book of the Bible containing many precious jewels within ... Read more >

It’s Not so Much the Heat, It’s the Humidity that’ll Kill You

Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | Views [69]

It’s hot, I mean really hot. Cambodia is enduring high temptretures each day, which inedible leads to multiple power outages, as there is not enough electricity to keep the whole city cool. It is horrendously difficult to carry on when you feel ... Read more >

Tags: feeling hot, my brilliant class

It All Comes Back to Flip Flops

Sunday, 24 Mar 2013 | Views [113]

It has only been this year that I succumbed to the footwear of one who lives in the tropics and donned my feet with trusty flip-flops. They are known as the professional shoe of the equator and are a comfort to wear in both the hot and wet weather conditions.... Read more >

Tags: challenges, in my shoes, lessons

Compare the Pair

Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | Views [118]

One month since the accident and my ankle is doing well. However, my foot still bears the repercussions of the car wheel. Thankfully the swelling has gone down heaps, but my right foot is still larger than my left and looking a bit sad and worse for ... Read more >

Tags: challenges, lessons along the way

That Dreaded Point and the Questions That Came With It.

Monday, 18 Feb 2013 | Views [95]

I have reached that dreaded point that all people with injuries indelibly reach - I HATE my crutches and being so incredibly useless! I long to just walk again, pain free!! Though I’ve been resting and the swelling has gone down I have been ... Read more >

Tags: challenges, i hate crutches

Khmer Road Service

Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | Views [84]

Who needs a tow when a moto can fit into a tuk tuk? Just got word from my friend about the repairs to my moto. Reports are positive and I had to convince them to replace the front wheel (and do the back as well). Nothing major was cracked, just some ... Read more >

Tags: moto, only in cambodia

The body

Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | Views [88]

Oh how my body aches as my right foot is out of action. Muscles that I have never had to depend on before are screaming out in pain with the load they are now bearing. My eyes are quick to fill with water and spill over. When I’m awake I’... Read more >

Tags: challenges, lessons along the way

Things you should probably not try on one foot

Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | Views [98] | Comments [1]

Especially if you’re incredibly clumsy and so reliant on your right foot. That’s my life currently with my right foot completely out of action :-(   1. Climb into a tuk tuk For those who don’t know what a tuk tuk is it ... Read more >

Tags: challenges

The LONG wait

Saturday, 2 Feb 2013 | Views [95] | Comments [1]

It is strangely funny how friends can snap you out of your craziness and redirect your focus when life seems to throw you curve balls. My dear friend, Fiona, did just that for me today. After an outing for lunch, to wish a friend farewell, and the ... Read more >

Tags: friends, not what i had planned

I won't let Cambodia beat me.

Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | Views [114]

I’ve had many people ask me if I’ll actually get on the moto again, if I plan to “go home”, leave Cambodia and end my contract early so I can just be where it is safer and more comfortable. But my response to each of these inquires ... Read more >

Tags: challenges, god is good

Unexpected Lessons and Blessings

Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | Views [89]

Going home was a mistake as Cambodian stairs are rather unforgiving (including a big step to hurdle over to get into the bathroom). So the next evening, when I had my next appointment at the hospital I was quite ready to check back in. My doctor started ... Read more >

Tags: god is good, not what i had planned

A Day I Won’t Forget

Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | Views [98]

I’ve been driving a moto about 8 months now and have built up a lot of confidence travelling along with Cambodian traffic. However, one fateful Sunday as I approached an intersection near Central Markets, my western view of road reading lead to ... Read more >

Tags: god is good, moto, not what i had planned

Waste Not Want Not

Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 | Views [112]

Started a new Science Unit with my class this week, focusing on materials and where they come from. With all of us being such wasteful human beings I thought it was quite fitting to have our first lesson on waste. We discussed ways that we waste things ... Read more >

Tags: my brilliant class, pencils

Something Different

Sunday, 13 Jan 2013 | Views [98] | Comments [1]

I have a confession to make. I’m a bit of a chicken. Trying new things, having adventures – yeah that’s not me. Which might surprise you as I left Australia to live overseas, but I love routines, mundane, controllable things that are ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, bicycle, outside my box, siem reap

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