I’ve been teaching 8 hours a day, sometimes more and in need of a little rest so I headed to Hoi An for the weekend. It’s pouring rain outside but I just managed to order chicken phỏ in Vietnamese after being here for a year - the server said “wow, thank you!” I don’t think tourists try the language very often as it’s difficult to make and hear the sounds. Felt like a triumph and I’m getting more comfortable with basic greetings and little expressions! It’s funny what you learn when you work with toddlers! My favourite Vietnamese phrase to use in the classroom translates to “don’t worry” or “no problem” a reassuring thing for a young child to hear in their own language.

The journey continues and I’m looking forward to finding more ease as I settle into Da Nang and the classrooms

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