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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Back in my sleepy little town!

Well I survived my first three days of teaching and I was SUPER nervous at first and they didn't give me any training, they just told me to start. But, I am starting to get the hang of this. The kids are super nice and respectful much better than I was at that age haha. They are so curious about me and America in general they ask me lots of questions but I certainly don't mind. The staff is super nice and helpful. I have one week of my trial left then we will see if they want to keep me but the signs look good so far!

I have just moved into a house RIGHT on the beach (pictures coming soon) I have been meeting some good people and starting to settle in here. I went back up to Bangkok to get my things and bring them back here. I got to see my friends and do some shopping for school stuff like clothes. I am on day 27 and counting of my no Western food vow. I don't count ice cream as Western food because I still have that all that time haha.

Tonight I went to a party that was hosted by my new land lady (she is super nice) and I met a lot of cool people. I may also rent a motor scooter from her so I can get to and from work easily. If I was to bike it, it would take a long time!! I am going to start exercising on the beach and doing my push ups again because I have just been eating and eating and doing nothing! I don't want to lose all I have worked for but, I will have to get creative because there is nothing that even remotely resembles a gym here :(  and learning Thai (because living here in this town I really NEED too) everyone has been super nice here so far though.

I was sad to miss Turkey Day since you can't get any Turkey here but, I had the most amazing duck/baby clam dish I have ever had in my entire life so it was a great substitute. I am the only white person at my school and there is very few white people here that are my age but I have met some pretty awesome retirees on the beach here lol. I am just five hours south of Bangkok so I can always go back to visit.

Inner Bangkok never flooded but, there is still flood waters there for sure. I was always safe and dry the whole time I was there though. There certainly is not any flooding down here. It is hot and dry! I don't have hot water or a functional toilet in the western sense, Internet is spotty and I really don't have much creature comforts but I am really truly pretty happy right now :) I hope yall are too.



  1. Happy is good, it's all we can ask for.

  2. Hey Ty - I don't think my comments are posting to your entries. We are so jealous of your beach house. It would be fantastic to live at the beach. Hurry and send pictures. Love ya, mom