We had a staff dinner/karaoke to celebrate the end of term. It was similar to the Christmas party in December, but this time there were fewer people. However, it was still really good. This was mostly because of Mr. L. He's our school computer technician, and he is usually very slow to get moving or do anything. He drives people mad when they go to him for emergency computer help and he takes a slow stroll to the classroom when he's finished watching whatever he's watching on youtube. He also sleeps at school sometimes, and has been seen coming out of the shower as the teachers arrived at school in the morning. I love him. It's great to have real characters like Mr. L around the school.
Anyway, at the staff do, Mr. L transforms into the life and soul of the party. He happily trots around selecting karaoke tracks and singing along. Although his English is very limited, he sings Aerosmith excellently. So Mr. L always makes the evening fun. As you know, I hate karaoke so I just sit back and watch.
On the last day of term we had special Songkran celebrations at school. Songkran is the Thai New Year (you'll remember it from your 2nd visit to bangkok when you got a surprise in the tuk tuk!) and the children spent some of the morning in a ceremony, learning about their culture and then gently pouring water on each of the teacher's hands.
In the afternoon, we all had a waterfight! It had to be kept under some kind of control, so it was four classes at a time on the football field. It was great fun, and we all ended up soaking and happy. It was a nice finish to the term for the children and the teachers :)