For most Americans and myself, Turkey Day is normally made up of family, friends, food, football, napping, a game where we end up ticked off at each other, and then more food. That’s great and I missed my family and friends back home terribly this Thanksgiving, but when life hands you raw fish you make sushi!
December 19, 2011
December 15, 2011
|Sai Ree beach in Koh Tao during Monsoon Season.
December 12, 2011
|Gorgeous beach sunset on Koh Tao.
When I was a little girl and adults asked me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” my reply without hesitation was “A mermaid.” I actually remember saying this and to be perfectly honest, it’s still true. I love water in every form the lake, ocean, river, bathtub (my friends can attest to the last one).
December 6, 2011
|Beach at Mai Pen Rai on Koh Phangan
November 23, 2011
|Saddling up with buckets outside the party.
Full Moon Party is a once a month beach rave where backpackers and travelers from all over the world come to party their faces off on Haad Rin beach in Koh Phangan, Thailand under the moonlit sky.
November 21, 2011
November 4, 2011
November 3, 2011
October 27, 2011
|Mah song participating in this year's Festival
October 25, 2011
After two weeks of repetitive classroom training with ATI, the TESOL trainees set out to various schools in Phuket for a week of teaching practice with real students and creating our own lesson plans. The 38 of us broke into groups of 6 or 7 and gave one thirty-minute lesson everyday to different age groups with a different observer. The first 3 days we went to a school about an hour from Nai Harn.
October 23, 2011
|Brother, me, Sharmon, and Dad having dinner
October 20, 2011
October 10, 2011
The first two days of my course in Thailand consisted of a tiny Thai woman nick-named Pat who forced me to sing children’s songs in Thai and practice bowing to the king. It was actually really fun and Pat (Thai people go by their nickname so I will go by “Teacher Dawg” in class and it will be completely appropriate) made the sessions very enjoyable and useful. To “wai” in Thai is a form of greeting like shaking someone’s hand or saying “Hello, nice to meet you.” And if you think there’s only one way to wai, you’re wrong.
October 5, 2011
September 27, 2011
When I stepped off the plane from Bangkok and arrived in Phuket, Thailand, I was still a little skeptical about the American TESOL Institute (ATI). These are the administrators of the course I am taking to become certified to teach English to speakers of other languages. Before I left, I had zero information on where I would teach, what age, or basically anything else about the course. I also found a few scary things online that lead me to believe I may be stepping into a huge scam or maybe even a ring of sex traders.
September 19, 2011
My good friend Michele whom I met while in Budapest met me in Bangkok late on Friday night. Since our biological clocks are still a little off, we woke up at about 6:30 am ready to start our Saturday. We planned on heading out to the Grande Palace first, a must see when in Bangkok. After an hour drive into the city with all the congestion and traffic we were ready for a free tour in English around 10 am. As soon as the taxis unloaded us, we went to purchase our tickets in order to enter the Palace. A nice (so we thought) Thai man approached us and asked where we are from, what we were doing in Thailand and spoke enough English to keep us intrigued for a few moments. Our new friend then explained to us that the Palace is only open to Thai nationals on Saturday mornings until noon.
September 16, 2011
|New Orleans airport
September 10, 2011
http://www.examiner.com/european-travel-in-baton-rouge/basic-packing-tips-for-your-upcoming-trip Well have you ever heard of the saying “those who can’t do teach”? That same line applies here. Those fun little tips that I wrote hopefully helped some people prepare for a big trip abroad but not me! I loathe
September 8, 2011
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