The next 3 weeks will be full of neglect (as if it weren't already). I spend most of my days (9 a.m. - 5 p.m. & then some) looking at words. Well, I do more than look at words: I read them, I write them, I study them, I speak them, I listen to them, I teach them, I break them apart to better understand, and I play around with them - A LOT. I'm not complaining, I'm just saying my days are consumed with them - and it's been only 6 days of instruction! Seriously though, I'm really enjoying the course. "The more I learn, the less I know." It's crazy how much we don't really understand about our language...just so many damn rules. So, I won't writing much here as I've got enough work to turn in for my class.
Anyway, a week has gone by in the course and I've met some nifty folks from around the globe. Actually, mainly England with a few from Australia, New Zealand, the U.S. and a dude from South Africa. But, young to old, native to non-native speakers, east to west, we're all here for a reason and I'm gonna make the most this time together. I've been learning quite a lot about their cultures and nuances (jandals, anybody??) and am certainly enjoying broadening my understanding of people. And not only do I have my classmates, I have my (world?)mates as well. Couchsurfers of the world, unite! England to Pakistan to Scotland to Canada to NY/SF and everywhere in between, those folks are pretty awesome. I may not have the opportunity to travel the world and immerse myself in a certain place, but couchsurfing is the next best thing. I've had the opportunity to engage in some very interesting cultural exchanges lately and I look forward to much more during my time away from "home".
With all that said, don't expect much more from me in the following weeks, other than photos, of course.
|Mother fucking bánh bèo Huế |
(steamed rice cake with shrimp, crispy shallots, fish sauce+more)
.65¢ a plate! [Timothy = this!]
|I think this is officially my favorite thing to eat.|
The guy packaging to-go orders = legit!
|This market...oh man! DAIRY! Cured meats, oh my!|
|For carol & an|
|Yes, a bunch of wine & beer - this is only 1 section.|
|nutella, imma buy the fuck outta you when i get some skrill.|
|Bia hơi (daily fresh-brewed beer ~3% ABV) |
+ kebabs for a lunch break from class.
I had 3 glasses for .70¢
|Cục Gạch Quán (literally Brick Shop)|
Crispy sea bass with passionfruit sauce = WOWs.
Come visit me and we're going here FASHOZY.
|Couchsurfing dinner! Alex (behind me) is filming a documentary |
while couchsurfing around the world.
Her subject = Love and how cultures experience it differently.
Let's hope my interview doesn't go through, haha.
|Day 2 of filming + chauffeuring around the city.|
|Couchsurfer #2 (from Wales) filming different aspects of life in VN |
(fun & games, dancing, sports, ++more for a class project).
|Freaking couchsurfer extraordinaire (Adam, English bloke on the right).|
Surfed the world for 1,000 days straight, settling in VN on the 1,000th day.
Baby mama cooked dinner and he showed us around his dope ass new house.
|Adam's cell phone with a very important note/reminder.|
|The first outing with my fellow CELTA course mates.|
(14 of 18 showed up)
|My dad's siblings, all knocked out on the tiles. Noon-time nap in 90° weather.|