Thursday, October 08, 2009

Story Visuals

1. Standing on the front steps of the school looking out on the "basketball court." Last week our basketball team played at the Australian International School - for some of our kids, it was their first time playing on a full court.
They've done a great job separating the school from the road; the trellis looking thing was assembled the day before school started to provide shade (men were walking up on the metal bars with nothing securing them as they tied these branches) and the trees were planted in front of the wall. Nam was watching behind one of those trees, behind the wall.
2. Chaos outside the wall - I turn left at this wall after school to go to the gym (this shot is taken in the morning). The three-minute ride to the gym using this shortcut would take me over an hour if I went right and circled the construction. I know you are thinking there is no room for a motorbike to swim upstream; you are wrong. There is lots and lots of room. Nam was hanging out right behind the post. The guards, dressed in tan and black, stand out here every morning and afternoon to guide motorbikes and taxis in and out of school grounds.
3. I come up this sidewalk each morning. I know you are thinking that there isn't any room for a motorbike to swim upstream; you are wrong. There is lots and lots of room.

4. Our staff parking area, behind the school.
5. Construction view from the second floor. It's hard to tell, but in the middle is a huge road pit. The green part is the trellis.
Hopefully, this will give you a visual of both the story from yesterday and more of an idea about why tremors run through our building all day long~


Tubagoa said...

When Nam was hiding behind that post, it was his freakishly long fingers that gave him away, wasn't it?

The Norris Clan said...

Wow. I will never complain about our traffic and stupid road construction again. You are my hero.

Brian Bowker said...

Cool and helpful pictures, Marjie! It's easy to forget what a different world you live in over there.

I want a trellis like that!