December 30, 2009 9:12 PM PST
Some of you might be familiar with Derek. He's been hanging around the forums, preparing for his trip to Thailand, for a while. Well, after spending some times on the beautiful beaches, Derek has arrived in Nong Khai and is ready to get to teaching!
Unfortunately the ILC is closed for repairs (and the new year holiday) but we'll get him teaching next week, for sure! ;D
Please welcome our latest volunteer, Derek, to the Isara family.
December 30, 2009 9:42 PM PST
Is that THE Derek, the famous film maker? Welcome!
December 30, 2009 11:59 PM PST
yay! another volunteer! welcome! :)
December 31, 2009 3:08 AM PST
Howdy everybody! Glad to be here. The hospitality at Isara is outstanding. Can't wait to get to work next week. Thanks!
December 31, 2009 3:45 AM PST
Hey Hey, it's Derek! Welcome to the ILC and best wishes for your adventure to be memorable!
December 31, 2009 4:53 AM PST
Derek, A big howdy to you from Texas and welcome to our Isara family. Have a wonderful time and Happy New Year! :D
December 31, 2009 11:15 AM PST
Welcome Derek! Thank you for coming to help!
Enjoy yourself with isara! :)
December 31, 2009 4:16 PM PST
Welcome Derek!! Have a great New Years and a wonderful time in Nong Khai. ;D
January 3, 2010 4:22 AM PST
Welcome Derek! Really nice to make your acquaintance and look forward to seeing more of your films.
January 4, 2010 10:11 AM PST
I did have a great NYE. Ming took Sean, Travis, and me to her friend's party. I had so much fun, when it was time to leave I decided to stay. So I ended up singing karaoke until the early morning. To say the least I had a blast.
Nong Khai is a great place. I made friends with some skateboarders down by the river. The people here are so genuine. I have never had so many invitations. Glad to be here.
January 7, 2010 2:38 AM PST
Glad you had fun on NYE Derek! Here is a photo of you tearing it up :) Hope you are having fun in Laos!
January 29, 2010 6:49 PM PST
I just arrived in Hanoi! I had a blast at isara. I already miss nong khai. I will be back in a couple of months. I Feel really lucky to come in with the large group of volunteers. Keep up the good work and I will keep you up dated. Bill, I will post the English camp video later today. It is really cool.
January 31, 2010 10:56 PM PST
Can't wait to see the video, Thank you again for your kind and helps.
Have a great time traveling. See you again soon! :)
February 6, 2010 8:56 AM PST
Thanks Derek! Nice job. I didn't look too foolish ;).
The music you picked sync'd up very well. I can imagine the original sound was very distorted as you were recording right in front of the speakers, which were cranked WAY up.
I saw the Elephant Song and The Macarena.
February 5, 2010 11:04 PM PST
English camp video
February 6, 2010 9:58 AM PST
During the rotation portion of of the camp, they played these two songs over-and-over again through loud speakers which we could hear from the World Geography rotation area.
Way Back Into Love - from Music and Lyrics
Que Sera Sera by Doris Day
Nice hug for Miss Eliza in the video, Derek! :D
February 8, 2010 5:48 AM PST
what a good time. I am pretty sure Eliza made the trip. Think of which I am going to send them the link, I bet they would get a kick out of it. I wrecked my bicycle in da nang, vietnam, I dislocated my shoulder and broke my tailbone! I am ok though, probably going to have to park my bike though for a month. Pity, vietnam's coast is so great. I am glad I got to cycle part of it. I should be back at isara for week here next month or sooner. miss you guys.
February 8, 2010 8:26 PM PST
Sorry, but I can't view the English camp video.
My computer may have problem. I'll ask Kirk to help ;D