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Day 89 (4th March ) Friday. My last day of teaching is here and I'm both sad but slightly relived at the same time. Teaching has been a bit more difficult than I had thought. I have taught both young and older students while been in Cambodia and have realised that I prefer younger ones. Public speaking is not for me, being the person at the front of the room that 30 students are staring at is a tad intimidating and let’s be honest my spelling abilities are just shocking.
In saying this teaching has taught me to just trust what I know, talk slower, to be patient and to get up and not to be afraid of failure. It was scary teaching people much older than me, people training to be doctors, surgeons, dentists, graphic designers and all sorts and there me this young girl who just decided one day it would be a good idea to face my fears and teach, speak out loud and be heard.
I’ve realised that it doesn’t matter what my students are doing in their life or how old they are, they have all come to me to learn English from a native English speaker and hear how we talk and copy. So in saying this I decided to make my last day fun with games intertwined with learning.
I am proud to say I have accomplished something that scared me to death. Pushing yourself can truly show you what your capable of even if I wasn't the greatest teacher, I hope I helped my students in some tiny way.
Later this afternoon Rotana and I went to the local market where no other tourist goes as it is unknown to them. It was an outlet market where everything was in bulk. You could get everything from storage containers, shoes, paper books, food - anything. I wish I had my camera to have a glimpse of the secret world in Cambodia where millions of people go to buy their weekly needs.
Second market of the day was central market to look for a cheap dress to buy for a traditional Cambodian wedding. Everything here is so small, most things not even fitting over one of my thighs, making me lose hope. After trying on nearly the whole market which was quite fun I found one dress that met the length standards and was just big enough for me to squeeze into. I found some fat pants for one of my friends and of course grabbed a fruit shake before headed back. One dress I managed to bargain my way down in price from $15 US to $6. Less than half so just goes to show it’s worth the practice.
Dinner was at the house then a dorm check and help clean up and sort out before bed.
xx Kirsty Claire xx