Had a busy couple of days - meeting Sak for coffee at his local cafe at 7am each morning, then spending the morning with Theara & Holly, taking Theara to the market on the back of the motorbike (she sits side-saddle, as do all the ladies here), and then helping to teach English at Battambang's Secondary School in the afternoons. Sak's sister (who is a trainee teacher there) took me along to meet her students the other afternoon and introduced me to the School Director. He said he is very pleased to have me at the school and wishes I could stay for longer! The children are great fun (see photos in 'Battambang' album) and Sak's two oldest daughters, Borromey & Chakrya, both attend the school and have been looking after me, introducing me to all their friends, who for some very strange reason say I am sa-at (pretty) and love having their photo taken with me! When I leave the classroom at the end of the day some of the girls give me pictures they have drawn and origami. It's lovely.
Sak's family have been very kind to me, insisting that I have both lunch and dinner with them each day. They even want me to stay with them next time I'm here, rather than staying at a hotel. They have made my time in Battambang very special and I'm going to find it very hard to leave. I will miss my 'family'in Cambodia very much.
I'm starting at the school at 7am tomorrow through to 12pm and then again from 2pm-3pm. Then Theara is going to teach me how to make fish amok and stuffed tomatoes (which I had with them tonight and are fantastic).