Sandy will be leaving next week to take care of some family matters. We do not know if she will come back. I will likely have to follow, but I am not sure when and for how long, so we are starting to say good bye to friends...maybe forever. This is the bad part of making so many friends.
Maelake is one of the housemothers at Baan Unrak. She was a student of mine for computers about 4 years ago and a student of Sandy's for English this year.
Because we think she is so warm and friendly, whenever Sandy and I talk about her we always say, "She is such a lovely woman". We decided to take her out for dinner in a normal sit down restaurant to say good bye and give her a little present. One surprising thing from the evening is it was the first time in her life she had eaten in a restaurant.