Land Of Smiles: Some Similes

Twice a week last semester and every single day this semester (because Thepnaree is intense) I had to take my kids to morning assembly. Let me set the scene for you a bit. It’s 8 in the morning. We’re standing in straight lines. It’s myself, Bri, our favorite new young Thai teacher Kru Gkik, teacher Bell (the lively Filipino math teacher I really love) left to control … Continue reading Land Of Smiles: Some Similes


The disclaimer of this story is that sometimes backpacking is really hard.  So we arrive at the airport in Vientiane in the middle of the afternoon on a Monday And our destination is Vietnam but Annie has yet to receive her visa approval letter she applied for two days prior. Something I had been reminding her to do for weeks. Just saying.  But the flight … Continue reading Viet-nah


Where has Brenna been?  Well a more appropriate question would be where hasn’t Brenna been.  And the answer to that is I have not been writing my blog. So apologies loyal blog readers because in fact I have a ton of things to write about.  It has been over two weeks since my first semester teaching has finished and there are many many things to … Continue reading Lao-der