Waves gently lap the shore. The water and fine sand on my bare feet is cool, calming, and refreshing. As another evening draws to a close on the Thai island of Phuket’s northern coast, the sun slowly sinks into the ocean in a blaze of orange, red, and pink. Who doesn’t savor beautiful sunsets over a clear blue ocean?
Moments like these are heart-warming, memorable, and funny. These young children that I teach were curious as to why my skin was so different to their much younger Mum’s. When I decided to pursue English teaching as part of my retirement, I never imagined these innocent yet embarrassing moments were part of the deal.