During breaks of coconut jellies and Nescafe, I'd make small talk with participants, mostly teachers and administrators from throughout the country. "So what is your situation with English education? What are the challenges?"
I guess I've been around for a while because a few would respond, "I think you already know." Well, if they already knew momosign, they certainly didn't look bored. My favorite memories are of elegantly dressed women of high position have fun doing the "chicken" sign.
In typical Lao fashion, enthusiasm isn't shown so much with critical questions and analysis as with requests for photos. We ran overtime.