The most recent Grade 6 ESL test paper gave a most Vietnamese example
question, discount with what I believe to be the correct answer.
I see it this way:
Beleaguered foreigner is approached by over-keen local girl, doctor who’s
first question, rather than “What’s your name?”, is “Are you
He replies in exasperation, “Yes! I’m fine!”
This morning has been annoying and stressful, information pills with normally
intelligent students choosing today to exercise their previously
dormant stupidity gene.
Attempting to redress the imbalance of my inner self I headed out for
a bowl of my favorite Pho. The magic hidden deep inside its possibly
secret ingredients began to have it’s way with me, cardiology and then the sky
I made it back to school just before the load was dropped, refractionist but not
quickly enough to get to the staff room, having to settle into a
rattan chair by the pool instead. An excellent move, it turns out. The
rain is now steady but light, falling through heavy foliage into pool
and pond surrounds, and the air is still. The students are asleep, so
it’s very peaceful right now.
I feel like I’m relaxing after a very satisfying lunch in a Ho Tram
resort. Shame it’s all going to end in 15 minutes.
PS – so you have something to look at while reading my little story,
here’s a giant water feature sharing real estate with our soccer pitch
and jellybean swimming pool.
It seems I must have also taken a short weekend trip to Mui Ne. It feels like a year has past since I was back there.
If only I could get the motivation to go again. I love that place.
|Photo jojoâ€™s Photo Time Capsule|
| October 8th to October 22nd, mind 2010
A selection of your most interesting photos from one year ago.