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So here I am, just passing the mid point of my trip and I feel very settled living here with the Vietnamese people. It seems like being at home was somewhere in the distant past. Days are passing very quickly and I am short of time to get online to post on here.

The 20th of November here is marked as Teachers' Day. A day to go to school not to learn but to thank and celebrate the actions of a students teachers, both current and past. So of course being here as a teacher I was celebrated.

My first class celebrated with a special shared lunch and sang songs in both English and Vietnamese as recognition of my work with them. How very touching. I was surprised about how genuine the gratitude they showed was.
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They other shelter where a group of us work together with the primary school children, invited us to a Teachers' Day Celebration. This was like a talent show where many children had practised routines to share with the group of teachers and visitors.
We were given flower sprays to wear and gifts. It was very special.
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After the many items, the teachers alone sat down for a 5 course feast. There were so many delicacies, especially seafood.

Posted by breannamorgan34 23:53 Archived in Vietnam Tagged day teachers'

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Awesome photos. Especially ones on the left hand side of your blog.

by mum

Photos on right side not left side. :-)

by mum

Looks fantastic Breanna - I bet you are learning heaps too.
What an experience, soak up every moment xo

by Jean

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