We are here in Penang and have now finished the second week of our English Language course. This week we have been doing some practical work as well as study. Monday we gave a test lesson to our class mates and tutors, which was nerve racking enough. However on Tuesday we had to teach live teenagers. Yes we went to a school here in Penang, Sri Palita, an international high school. A lot of Asian countries send their children to safe areas like Penang to study English. At Sri Palita there are kids from Thai, Korean, Japanese, China, Malaysia and more. It’s been an interesting week to say the least.
Apart from our schooling this week, we hired a car on Thursday. Our friend How Seng from school, as a native Chinese Malay, helped us negotiate with a local Indian man a good price. It pays to have a local on your side. We have the car until we leave, about 16 days or so for about $280 Aust dollars and leave it at the airport. It’s great to have transport now, as we have a bit of free time.
This weekend we went out on Saturday to do a bit of touristy things. We went to the other side of the Island to have a look around, and went to the Butterfly Farm and National Park. Its good to be mobile and explore a bit. We spent Saturday afternoon with our friends Danny & Barbara. Sunday has been a quiet day doing some school work, swimming and lunch out at a nice Indian Restaurant.
We have news that our friends Michael & Joyce have made plans to visit us in Penang on their way back to KL. So we look forward to seeing them the week after next.
All the best for now
Ric & Louise