College Educated, TESOL Certificated

This week I felt a billion times busier, more tired and just a teensy bit homesick…but I’ll talk about that later.

Overall the week fleeeeew by.

Monday morning’s vietnamese lesson was about ‘going to the market.’ So Hien, being the excellent teacher she is put us in taxis and we set out to one of the local markets in district 1!

Ohhhhhh the items you’ll find in a vietnamese market.

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baby shrimp.

 

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fried or fertilized?

 

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she was a sweetie 🙂

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this is how i like my prawns

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crabs. that are alive and crawling

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this is vegan!

I don’t think I would want to kick off a week any other way.

Well….there are other things I would rather do, but for this particular week, it was the winner.



 I went to yoga just about every day this week, as I stated in my last blog, yoga is actually difficult. I leave dripping and extremely sore. Maybe next time I’ll remember to take a picture as proof that yoga is hard and that I can look pretty even when I’m sweaty in workout gear 😉

Megan and I went to this spectacular vegetarian restaurant after yoga one day, and for dinner with the entire Vietnam group the next day (Yea, we doubled down).  I have pictures but I’ve decided to put all of my food pics in its own weekly? biweekly? post. I’ve been really ballsy and trying all types of food, and it all LOOKS so cool.

Here’s one for good measure:

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Megan eating spinach from our neighbors leftover plate LOL

Megan eating spinach from our neighbors leftover plate LOL

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before but street food is the bomb dot com. But it also means I have to eat on seats made for children. Megan and I have found it necessary to take a photo whenever we sit in a new child’s size seat. Looks and feels ridiculous

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This beam of joy is my on again off again #1 coffee lady.  Meg and I found another coffee man for 2,000 less dong so we’ve been going back and forth.

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I wasn’t even teaching kids but these little suckers tracked me down….
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Ice cream cravings were satisfied ❤ ❤

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some days you just need a double scoop, ya know?


On Friday, the last official day of training — ‘Graduation Day,’ we got our certificates (actually a big deal, I had to have it for my interview)!

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To celebrate, we were treated to a delicious Indian dinner. Garlic Naan included, the most important part, duh.

We also went out a bit–blah blah blah

This background was rad, and I haaaaad to take a selfie

This background was rad, and I haaaaad to take a selfie

Buuuuuut I want to formally introduce you to Hien! The Vietnam program manager and in my eyes (and several other humans) the queen of HCMC/Saigon.

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She has made this transition unbelievably smooth and has helped Ho Chi Minh City feel like home.

YOU ARE THE BEST, HIEN! Thank you for the past two weeks, can’t wait for the next 50+! 😘

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