|Tara & Martin in National Dress
Photo Credit: Martin’s Version
This week’s Teacher Blog of the Week comes to us from Martin Thorn, who is teaching English in Grades 5 to 8 at Wangdicholing Lower Secondary School in Bumthang. The post “Just Another Day in the Himalaya” introduces readers to Martin and Tara’s day-to-day life in Bumthang.
“I’m really feeling part of my surroundings this morning as I walk to school. In national costume, I’m dressed like half the people I see walking or driving: many walking towards me are field workers and shop owners, the rest are students. Some make eye contact and we greet each other with “Kuzoo Sangpo” or “Kuzampo” (slurred version), though the students in groups mostly turn and bow to me in unison: “Good morning, Sir”, their beautiful quasi-English accents ringing in the crisp morning air.”