okay, well looks like i’m gonna travel for two more weeks. i will be staying with a friend for five days, then i will go to ayutthaya for ten days to join a massage school that will get me a beginners thai masseuse certificate. but enough of that stuff…
LESSS GET IT GOIN’
i’m going to post the pictures as other posts, so you can check it out there[:
i went to:
krabi- koh phi don. koh phi leh. koh gai (chicken) koh poda. phanag cave. krabi city. ao nang beach.
phuket- friendship beach. phuket city.
surat thani (province) - koh phangan ->(haad rin beach)
for now, i can only post some pictures… but i love all the followers! thanks for the support you guys! i don’t have much time, i will go to bangkok tomorrow! love you all!
i will be here for a bit more. i’m not telling ANYONE when i get home[: i am in phitsanulok, phitsanulok. it’s one of the northern provinces & i’m about 5 hours away from bangkok.
hola, where in mexico are you from! i love thailand so much! you will love it too!
sorry eveeryone! i’m still on tour. i am currently at a friend’s house for the thai new year (song kran) and for my birthday. meaning, i might be home on the 16th. oh, & for the earthquake, i’m okay! i luckily left the warning area (it is beyond beautiful) about two days ago. so much has happened and i promise i will put it in full detail when i can. but until then…
one last note!-
this will be my last post for march. i’ll be traveling in the south of thailand for a while, mostly koh samui, koh phan gan, phuket, krabi, koh phi phi, a few floating markets here & there, pattaya, & finally, bankok (BKK) all over again! i’ll update as soon as i get home with the amazing pictures & stories i will bring! this will be the best spring break ever! but until then…
HI EVERYONE! this post goes out especially to the semi-finalist for the YES abroad scholarship [:
i know how you guys are feeling, nervous, excited, happy, anxious- i’ve been there! but as hard as this may seem, let go of those feelings & try to relax! the activities that will demonstrate your strengths & weaknesses at the IPSE are actually fun! there will be people who you will meet & maybe disagree with or become friends with them in a matter of days. some people bond faster than others, but it’s all the same result. just like i’ve said before, i promise you that the IPSE will be one of those things in life you’ll always remember- even if you don’t receive the scholarship.
trust me on this one!
- wear clothes you’re comfortable in & make you feel like yourself! show why you should be chosen for the scholarship & some of the sessions may seem long, so be prepared, but if you pay attention, they’re so informative & actually, quite entertaining.
- ask questions/participate! this isn’t the time to be shy!
- optional- for your interview, take a set of ‘nicer’ clothes, again be yourself, comfortable, & if it makes you feel confident, GO FOR IT! when my interview time came up, i wore a black dress with a big white belt, black tights, black flats… as soon as what i thought was the scariest part of the IPSE, i changed into a t-shirt & my pajama bottoms… & blue slippers. it was a good night!
- TALK! as soon as you get to the hotel, go out & meet the people you’ll be with for a few days & hopefully will get to see in DC again. introduce yourself, talk about your state, stuff you life, anything! we’re all around the same age, want the same scholarship & didn’t come with a ton of friends from home, so this will make it easier to talk to people- majority of the people don’t know each other, so we all wanna make friends!
- when you are given time to get more informed about the countries, don’t stay with what you put as your number one choice on the app. have fun & go learn cool facts about new places. try to make sure you get to spend sometime with all the countries that are being demonstrated.
- the talent show- STRUT YOUR STUFF. & even if you don’t that’s fine. go out & have fun, do something random, really… just. have. fun. no need to go solo on this, but if you do, that’s totally awesome!
- a fellow YES abroader last year brought us doughnuts. for all of the semi-finalists & staff. they were homemade & delicious. just throwing that out there.
- take your camera & phone. you won’t want to forget this event, so take many pictures, your phone for the contacts, (& calls back home, if needed) but odds are you’ll all add each other over facebook by the 3rd day you’re back home.
- take a book or iPod/MP3, or anything else that will calm your nerves down. just don’t use them durring the sessions, it’s better to communicate with the people you have there!
- deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo, all that stuff… you gotta make yourself smell fresh to impress!
- & lastly, smile. don’t forget!
i wish you guys the best of luck & hopefully i’ll get to meet some of you one day! give it your all this weekend, be social, & just don’t stress about it! i felt like i did kind of bad on my interview & when i went over what i wrote on my scholarship questions as soon as i got home, i saw so many typeos & incorrect grammar… i freaked out, but then i remembered about how the 73 (one of the girls was sick, so she couldn’t come to the IPSE, BUMMER!) other finalists were feeling like & i just went to the friends i made there. we opened up about how we felt about this whole journey so far & suddenly, everything just got better. so don’t get too worried about the little things, i can assure you that someone else in the group is probably freaking out about the same thing! just smile & try to demonstrate how bad you want this scholarship. & if you want if enough, your work will show it enough. take care you guys!
wellloooo! i have been updating a ton lately, at least i think so!
a ladyboys to me are some of the funniest & creative people i’ve ever met!..
but society sometimes sees them differently.
ladyboy- a person born as a male who wants to be a female, s/he may or will get a genital surgery, their adams apple shaved, breast implants, hormones, make up, & of course, dress as a woman. they normally will go after straight men as they like to consider themselves as full females, even if they don’t have the surgery.
tomboy- a person born as a female who would rather be a male, s/he will dress like a man, act like one, & date females who aren’t considered toms but are still attracted to females.
& as any other place, we have gays & a “typical” lesbian.
in thailand homosexuality is accepted by the majority of people- something america doesn’t have. there are types, i guess would be the word for it. thailand is one of the top places people come for successful sex changes. as far as i can see, society will accept them, but in some cases, parents are hurt & disown their children for showing their true colors. many have lost contact with their family due to the fact they see them as someone completely ‘different.’ i pray for them to have their families be reunited once again someday.
the one & only thing i have to say about this issue is that i simply don’t care who they choose to find attractive. who they choose to love. what they wear or do to their body. if they respect me, i will too. simple as that.