Tag Archives: Life

There and back again

I’m not very good at summarizing anything, much less a massive experience like living abroad. Solidifying all the important and amazing and wonderful things that happened into words can sometimes feel like you’re cheapening the experience. Bits of it are … Continue reading

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A small price for luxury

Throughout the 5 months I’ve lived in Thailand, I’ve been constantly amazed by how cheap it is to survive is this beautiful country. My rent and utilities are dirt cheap. I ride public transportation to and from work for $0.16 … Continue reading

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Cuties

I’ve been trying to take as many class photos as possible since my time in Thailand nears an end. I think this photo illustrates all my favorite things about my past six months teaching. The enthusiasm. The energy. The little … Continue reading

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A barefoot teacher

Before moving to Thailand, I never gave much thought to my feet. The most attention I gave them was when I painted my toe nails or bought new shoes. But in general, my feet were one of those things I … Continue reading

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December in Lopburi

December has been long and hot in Thailand. While many of my American friends and family are bundled up drinking eggnog, attending gift exchanges, and heading home to Christmas trees and feasts, I’m finding myself quite far removed. I see … Continue reading

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Bangkok from a room with a view

Jonathan and I decided to treat ourselves to a little bit of luxury this weekend in Bangkok. We’ve been in and out of Thailand’s capital a few times now, once for visa purposes and a couple times to catch a … Continue reading

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Memoir (from French: mémoire: memoria, meaning memory or reminiscence)

After graduating with a four-year college major in the art of readings books (a.k.a. an English major), it’s been refreshing to find that my reading life is no longer dictated by a syllabus. Over the course of a few years, … Continue reading

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