No, but really though. There's no joke here. On Friday some guy came through with an elephant. They didn't stay for very long, but we were able to snap a couple pics, feed him some treats (thanks to Kaila sharing the sugarcane she bought), and got to pet him a little bit.
That's probably the most exciting thing that's happened since my last post. Last week was pretty uneventful; just getting into the swing of teaching still. I had my first week of teaching the English class for the Thai teachers which was pretty cool. Unlike some of the students, the teachers seemed to all be pretty involved with the class. The only downside is that I'm teaching six different classes a week for the them, so name learning is going to be pretty rough. I'm still having trouble with some of the students' names, and I see them about every day, so yeah that's gonna be interesting.
This weekend was pretty laid back. Michael, Catherine, and I did some exploring around Amata (the city in Chonburi where we are). We found a random village, explored some back roads and what we thought were shortcuts into town (but ultimately ended up being a super long out of the way route to town), and tried to check out the temple on the golf course near our apartments but it was not open to the public. This weekend though, we're headed to our 'orientation' in Bangkok. Considering we're all pretty much oriented already, I'm sure we'll have some fun hanging out in Bangkok for the week. Until next time...here are some other pics I've taken this past week.