In the small village of Au Laok in the Roulus group of temples, volunteer teacher Mr Suang finishes his work as an assistant worker on the temple restoration projects and comes back to his empty home. His wife has "gone away" and they are divorced.
When the sun is on the way down and the day cooling off at 5;30, a bunch of 20 dusty kids arrive at an open air school. Rows of traditional classroom seats face the whiteboards. Mr. Suang walks across the road.