First week in Batam

Hey guys! I hope things are going well. I finally made it to Batam and this week has been incredible.

I landed safely in Batam just yesterday. It’s pretty neat here and also VERY DIFFERENT. I don’t know if it’s just me but everything is so fancy (and obviously much more expensive Frowning face)! I’ve got my own private room with air-con and a super nice bathroom, not to mention a proper work/study space. Well, I used to stay in a room full of rats and bugs in Cambodia for such a long time, sometimes with no water and electricity so I’m sort of having a ‘culture shock’. I’m not gonna lie but this was so unexpected! So, Elder Monson, I don’t mean to make you jealous again but just in case if I did, sorry, man šŸ˜‰

The school is within 15-minute walk from where I live and it is located in the city centre so this is my first experience, as the past two centres I worked at were quite far away from the main cities (Kien Svay being 30 minutes from Phnom Penh and Boshknor being 40 minutes from Kampong Cham).

People here are pretty nice and no one, I repeat NO ONE makes fun of my accent (cough Lulla cough) haha. There is another Scottish guy (no, he didn’t give me Scottish handshake or headbutt) that just came 2 weeks ago. He’s like 56 or something so he’s quite an old man but he has been everywhere! We had a really nice discussion about a lot of things and he seems to be wise as well. The older the wiser, right? I miss you guys and I can’t hardly wait to read all your stories!

All the best,
Deny / Danny Boy / Frankenasian

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