From Jamie's Philippines Pics

We have also had the opportunity to travel to some amazing places in China, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Bali. We have archived all of our travels and living experiences abroad; and if you wish, you can read about our adventures by finding the archives on the right of this page and by checking our Photo Album.

We appreciate all of our family and friends who have stayed in touch and emailed us with encouraging words throughout the year. We hope you will continue to keep us in your thoughts as we continue our adventure of living abroad teaching at an international school. For those who have stumbled upon our site, check out the "About Eric and Jamie" section on the right for more information.

Thanks for checking us out!

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."
- Mark Twain

"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."
- Maya Angelou






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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Teacher Student Touch Rugby

On Thursday, December 11, the teachers played the middle school rugby team in touch rugby. Of the teachers, only 3 had even played rugby before and 2 of those were from Australia. Only 1 western teacher had played before, so we were at a decided disadvantage. After a 5 minute crash course on how to play, it took us another 45 minutes to figure out what we wre doing. This whole offsides rule really got to us. I don't expect anyone from back home to understand what the offsides rule is but it is frustrating when you are trying to figure out how to play. Rugby is a constant sport like soccer, so you do run around the whole time. Thank goodness I've been playing basketball lately or I would have been huffing and puffing the whole time.

Overall, it was a great experience. After halftime, I got into the flow of the game and figured it all out. Touch rugby is not the toughest sport to play, but I was told that real rugby is considerably more difficult. I'll take their word on it. There is an album in the photo gallery of more pictures. Jamie had taken over 150, but we trimmed it down to 32.

I know this post is out of order, but I had uploaded the pictures forgetting that I didn't make a post on it.
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