Spring Break

Despite that glamorous pool-side picture up there, we just had a fairly boring Spring Break.  We thought things were lame last week when we had the voluntary stay at home order, but the lameness increased incrementally through the week, with first a notice that gatherings of 5 or more were banned (punishment = 6 months in jail OR a £25 fine). Continue reading “Spring Break”

Lockdown

We are now officially on our April break.  Our original plan had us taking a train from Beijing to go see the Terracotta Warriors today.  Then our second plan had us getting on a houseboat in Halong Bay today.  The reality is I am sitting on my front porch in Yangon, watching Gav potter around in the “garden.” Continue reading “Lockdown”

It’s Happening

Tuesday at 3:05pm, right after classes had finished for the day, we got the news that school would be moving to virtual learning effective immediately and lasting until at least May 4.  It was not super surprising as there had been a growing feeling of unease among the expats in Yangon and some embassies started asking non essential employees to repatriate. Continue reading “It’s Happening”

Long Weekends, Short Weekends

On Friday night our school had it’s annual fundraising gala.  Gav is kind of in charge of it, although one of the people he works with has a lot of experience in event management and does most of the planning.  Gav is in charge of the running of the evening and is the master of ceremonies, so the run-up to and night of is kind of stressful for him.  It went fantastically though and now he can breathe a big sigh of relief that it is over for another year!

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The Virus

Well the old coronavirus severity has really ramped up since I was laughing about it on here a few weeks ago.  I don’t know what the atmosphere is like in the rest of the world, but here in South East Asia people are starting to take some rather drastic steps to curb its spread.  Continue reading “The Virus”

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