Saturday, January 10, 2009

End Of The Semester

Just finished grading my last test papers. I now must compile them in digital form and present them to our top teacher, Charles. I will do this and get the results to him on Monday.

We are now preparing to return to Thailand for three weeks. It will be nice to get out of the cold.

Teachers are required to be on campus by the 18th of February with the new semester starting up on the 25th. It has been a profitable and fun semester and I am looking forward to starting a new one in February.

No blogging from Thailand although I will take lots of pictures and do the travellerspoint blog when I get back. If we get up to Mae Hong Son, I will have some input to my Chinateatravels blog as there are many tea plantations around Mae Hong Son.

Until February, you all have a good time.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Veiled In Her Mist

She’s lovely, Emei, veiled in her mist
How fair the trees and her temples are
Can one in reality of this resist
But to gaze on her beauty, a vision far

Serene and calm we call her this
She is, of course, but much more
The birds sing of her morning mist
Her breeze blows into my open door

I watch the clouds as they float on by
Drinking her tea as I sit on her side
Puffy white cotton against the blue sky
The tea, Snow Bud green, Emei’s pride

I sense the green of her rich emerald gown
Bedecked with her pagoda and temple jewels
No beauty exceeds with her Jinding crown
Of bronze bright light shining on jade pools