Sunday, April 11, 2010

Happy Khmer New Year

Well, it's Khmer New Year, the SC is closed for a week and I don't have a crushing load of "things to do" for once! It takes a bit of getting used to, after having such a hectic 2009. The transition of leadership to Channy is going quite well and...I have spare time! So I thought I'd start putting fresh things on the blogspot and see who's reading it!

The most exciting thing recently is that our soccer team won the trophy for their division last week! The boys were so very excited after mostly being on the losing end for the first couple of years! The difference came with a second coach, a young girl who really commands their respect and I think her presence has encouraged about dozen of our girls to form a team as well. This is quite a step as parents were initially not willing for their daughters to play, regarding the sport as "un-ladylike"! The trophy will go on display at the SC, along with medals earned at a tournament last month.

Khmer New Year is officially 3 days long, but in reality, public schools are closed for 2 weeks. So we've had lots of games and activities at the SC, including traditional games such as smashing a clay pot, pinyata-style, with a long stick, and talcum powder, lollies and clay shrapnel flying everywhere! Miraculously there were no injuries!