The lights go out and they loudly sing Happy Birthday as I enter.
And they present a cake with ‘Happy Birthday Teacher Philip’ iced on the top.
Except it’s not my birthday. Rather it is the end of term and they want to show appreciation.
It was my third birthday that week: same presentation from the other classes.
Don’t know why its Happy Birthday. But it’s a tradition now for Cambodian students to give thanks in this way.
And whose to argue?