19 May 2017

Share Your World - Friday 19th May 2017

Time for another round of Share Your World. The original posts are much earlier in the week, but I'm thinking Friday evening is a good time for me to do this, so here are this week's questions with my answers.
How many languages do you you speak?
One, English, but I can speak enough Khmer to get me around and navigate shopping in the markets. I wish I had more, but time for language study hasn't been high on my list of priorities unfortunately. Teaching, planning, preparing, marking and studying have a way of eating up your time.
What are you reading, watching, listening to, eating?
Reading: Kicking Eternity by Ann Lee Miller (a Kindle freebie)
Watching: Nothing - the TV is almost never on
Listening to: The sounds of fans whirring - it's been another hot humid tropical day
Eating: Fresh pineapple - deliciously sweet!
What was the last photo you took with your phone?
My main phone doesn't have a camera, and the only photos I have taken on my mini-tablet/phone were evidence of a student's violent behaviour taken a number of months ago. Thankfully that doesn't happen very often. On my pocket camera that lives in my handbag the last photos were of my students constructing boats entirely out of recycled materials. They did a great job.
What is your favourite time of day?
Bedtime, when I put the air-conditioning on and take my Kindle and do a little reading before sleeping. I've also been enjoying walking time in the late afternoons early evenings lately.
Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 
Well first of all I'm grateful we had a four day weekend last weekend, during which I snuck in some pampering. Love that I had a manicure & pedicure, plus hair wash (complete with scalp massage) for just $10 on Tuesday afternoon. An occasional treat. Secondly, I'm also grateful for e-mail and prompt and helpful responses from AustSwim about license renewal and professional development. Finally I'm grateful for a visit from a professional librarian who was able to make some really helpful suggestions for designing a new elementary library.

What I'm looking forward to in the coming week is having my report cards finished, and getting to work on the nuts and bolts of the design of our new elementary library.

12 May 2017

Share Your World - Friday 12th May 2017

A couple of Facebook/Blogging friends have started doing this, and I thought it might be a fun way for you to get to know me a little better, and if you like to join in by answering the same questions in the comments that would let me know you too. Whether I'll be able to keep up with the weekly posts or not I'm not sure, but I'm going to give it a go. Each week a new set of questions are posted on the originating bloggers page. Anyway, enjoy!
When you’re alone at home, do you wear shoes, socks, slippers, or go barefoot?
Here in Cambodia I go barefoot, but when I'm in Australia (since it's usually winter) I prefer slippers or slipper socks. Having lived in Cambodia for 10 years I've pretty much adapted to the cultural practice of leaving outside shoes at the door.
What was your favourite food when you were a child?
Hmmm. That's a long time ago. I think Roast Dinner figured pretty highly, especially with Lemon Delicious (or Little Pud as Mum's family called it) for desert.
Are you a listener or talker?
Both. I do my best to be an active listener, and I enjoy a good chat. I've learned to speak confidently in public speaking situations. The more I think about it (which I'm not supposed to do in this post), as a teacher I'm probably a talker!
Favourite thing to (pick one):  Photograph?  Write? Or Cook?
Photograph - I love getting the camera out and capture the beauty of God's creation. 
Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 
This last week I was very grateful for my midweek holiday on Wednesday, and I'm really looking forward to my four day weekend. I'm also looking forward to having my report cards finished and proofread by the end of next week!
If you are interested in joining this blogging challenge, just copy and paste the above questions into a new post and answer them. Then put the link for your post here: Share Your World