- How to cross the street. It's a lot harder than you'd think! Traffic rules don't exist, so walking across a street full of motor bikes and tuk-tuks can be a challenge. My housemate's sister already got a "Cambodian tattoo" from the motorbike exhaust. :)
- I will be teaching barefoot! So many of us have dreamed of a job like this, and I get to do it. We take our shoes off at the entrance of the school. At my first staff meeting it made me laugh when I looked around at a room full of barefoot teachers. :)
- Never agree to the price they ask for at the market. I have observed lots of haggling, and am trying to get up the courage to do it myself.
- On hot nights if you take a nice cold shower before bed, it helps you to cool off enough to fall asleep.
Tomorrow morning I start school! My first day as a REAL LIVE TEACHER! I am teaching year 5 (grade 4) and up for general music, doing after school extra-curriculars yet to be determined, leading a class of 8th graders for devotions and Christian Perspectives, and anything else that may come up. Emotions consist of nervousness, excitement, fear, anticipation, and mostly I really just don't know what to think. I am trusting that God will be working through me and will be my strength this week as I head into something where I have no idea what I am doing...but that's the way it should be anyways, eh? :)
I will know more after tomorrow, and will also try to post some pictures of my new home/life.