April 09, 2005
Human life is so short. We can never know what will happen tomorrow." This is an insight I got from my best friend's story. Her mother passed away on the
other day without ever preparing for it. It is a shock to everyone.
Apple, I would like to extend my deepest condolence to you. I hope you will regain your cheerfulness soon. Life must go on and your mother will always be
with you. I am sure she will witnesses every step you take in your life and be there for you.
From this story, it makes me feel that we should do whatever we want to do right now before it is too late to do so. Never procrastinate.
April 07, 2005
It has been over a week in Thailand now. My flight was very good and as smooth as silk just like Thai International's slogan. The flight attendants really helped make me feel confident to travel my first flight alone. When I arrived at Don Muang Airport there was an assistant to pick me up and I was the first one to disembark from the plane. I found out soon afterwards that she graduated from the same university as I do. She then introduced me to another ABAC graduate who have just got a job as a steward. This incident is a very warm welcome for me.
I spent a week try to turn my life clock back to Thailand time. The weather is so hot until I can hardly eat anything. However, it is good to be home. I went to visit friends and my doctor for my eye check up. It turns out that my eye pressure is now back to normal. Very surprise so my doctor made an appointment to see me again next Monday for every hour pressure check to assure me for the truth.
I am now feeling worried about my assignments. All the works had totally stopped several days before my departure and has not yet resumed :( I will have to try harder to start working now!
March 27, 2005
March 26, 2005
Since I'm leaving for Thailand tomorrow I decided to do my laundry today (Saturday) instead of my usual Friday laundry work. It's a biggest mistake ever!
The reason I normally do my laundry on Friday, and not on Saturday or Sunday is because during the weekend more people would come for their laundry as well. But for this time I thought I want to wash most of my clothes before I go home and carry the fewest clothes possible back with me to continue washing at home. Nevertheless, it's not a good day today.
I put my clothes into the washing machine at 11.00 this morning and when I went in to check after half an hour, there was no power in any of the machine. Something must have gone wrong. Someone called somebody to fix the problem and every other machines came back to live again EXCEPT MY MACHINE!!! I couldn't push open the button to take my clothes out from the machine. What should I do? It's Easter holiday and tomorrow I'm leaving. I can't wait till Tuesday when people come back to work again. I started to call everybody I can think of to help me. Thanks to Lek and P A who gave me a try to open the machine and who helped support my spirit. Finally, thank you very much to the Warden who came and used the tool to open the washing machine.
Result? It's all flooded! My clothes are still unwashed so I had to put them into the other machine to rewash them. This is such an experience I never think I would come across. During my past 6 months here nothing like this has ever occurred to me. I hope this will be my first and last time I have to experience this again!
Wish me luck for my journey back home tomorrow.
March 25, 2005
Today I learn new things from one Thai school administrator. The topic of our talk is school culture and Thai culture. This is a part of my assignment of the module I took. It's very interesting to learn that there're still schools that bring Thai culture to use as parts of their school culture. Nowadays, more and more international schools are founded as well as bilingual courses. As a result, Thai students are more westernised.
Thai culture has its own value and virtue. It's true that we are now living in the globalised world. Communication among people from different parts of the world is so easy and fast. As a consequence of this, we learned about other cultures even more than ever through various means such as movies, music and so forth. However, we should not forget our Thai culture. Culture is our identity.