Vietnam Team Journal

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A Student's Perspective of English Lessons

Dear Pam,

I was so happy to be with you yesterday. At first, I was very nervous, but then, I was absolutely free. All was very wonderful. I planned to take you to some beauty spots but those places you had been before. Its only thing I felt "what a pity!". although I was with you in short time but I  really felt happy. Its the first time I've meet a foreigner and I'm sure Its the best experience I've ever had. Thanks for your kind of you.Without your help, I wouldn't have been self-confident.  I'm grateful more than I can say.  I hope we'll meet each other in another day.  Thanks a lot.  Your student,

(pictured:  Trang and Global Volunteers Team Leader Pam Cromer)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

One of our volunteers currently in Vietnam was eager to share a slice of his service program experience:

Today we had a special breakfast. Don had asked about the meal, the name of
which I can't recall. Mr. Cuoung, the hotel manager made special
preparations to provide us with the meal. I loved it. The Vietnamese food
seems to agree with me. As a diabetic, I test my blood sugar every day, and
the results are very good. I can report my blood glucose levels have been
quite normal the last several days. Brett is happy.

The classes today is were especially fun. Tracy Carsten and Brett Davidson
have been using tongue twisters as fun ways to practice pronunciation. The
students turned the tables on us and challenged us with a Vietnamese tongue

This was the first day the team had to get back to the hotel without Miss
Pam. We had no problem.

In the evening we attended the water puppet show, a traditional art form in
Vietnam. It was a short 45 minute show, but quite delightful.

We had dinner at the 6 on Sixteen restaurant and had food from the Sapa
region of Vietnam.

Thought of the day: "It's fun to have fun but you have to know how." Dr.

- Brett