Christmas Season

I used to be so good at writing down everything that has happened, but lately I have been falling behind. Looking back a week it is difficult to remember everything that happened but I will try my best to recall everything.

Monday and Tuesday were regular class days; I struggled to figure out lessons since I had already reviewed for midterms in the classes. In the English for communication classes, we played the matching game from two weeks earlier. I told the students to use English and the English they used sounded a lot like Thai. Continue reading

Shots in Bangkok

Friday I woke up early to Skype with my family during Thanksgiving dinner. I am thankful for modern technology that allows me to be with my family during holidays even though I am on the other side of the world. There were ants in my bathroom again. Not one, two, or even three, lots of ants. I was not happy. However, I had chocolate balls left over from my Thanksgiving dinner. They tasted like brownie batter and were delicious. They sort of made up for the ants. Chocolate balls are not a filling breakfast so I stopped by the street vendor selling the pork on a stick I have had before. I burnt my tongue; apparently, they were fresh off the grill. Continue reading

Orientation Week

I sort of, kind of have this internet thing figured out so now I can hopefully update this more frequently! I wrote this a week ago but this is the first time I have had reliable internet to actually post it…

Saying a lot has happened in a week is a bit of an understatement. I arrived safely in Thailand with no mishaps. Though, on the flight from Chicago to Seattle, when we were landing at Seattle there was weather and the plane missed the runway and had to take off again. It was a little worrying, but the pilot came on the speaker and told us not to worry that they were going to try another approach and everything was perfectly safe. Continue reading