Friday, July 13, 2007

More Pictures

Here are some pictures of some flowers from around my apartment. Everything is blooming here right now and it's beautiful!

The last couple pictures are of me with my new haircut and me with a couple friends, Mark and Megan.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Some More News

I found an Ultimate Frisbee group, yay! They are mostly middle-aged American and British men but they are the nice kind, not the creepy kind so it’s ok. I went for the first time last week and there was one other girl but when I went again yesterday, I was the only one! Oh well, it’s challenging to keep up with them but I feel like I’m getting better already, plus it’s really good exercise running around for two hours. I’m pretty tired and sweaty afterwards but it’s a lot of fun.

Some of the other American teachers and I went to the American consulate on Wednesday to celebrate the 4th of July. There was a jazz band, American food, American patriotic song singing karaoke-style, and fireworks. It was strange to see so many Americans in one spot, especially since I didn’t realize how many there actually were here in Thailand. It was a good time but strange to think that I wasn’t even home for a year before coming here. I was still in Germany last year during the 4th of July finishing up the second semester.

One of the other professors at the university here works at the on-campus radio station. The station was in need of a native English speaking voice to say a few words such as, “this is FM 100” so this professor asked if I would do it. I agreed and they recorded my voice, which I found out will now be broadcast all over Chiang Mai and the surrounding area! I’m excited about it but it’s strange to hear my voice recorded like that, especially since I think I sounded like I was twelve years old. Oh well, I’m curious to see how it will sound when it I hear it being broadcast.

My university classes are going well and my more advanced class will start doing presentations this week. My Sa Tit kids are doing pretty well too but I’m still not sure what other kinds of activities I should do with them... I still need to come up with some lesson plans for this week.

Tara and Kelly (friends from college) are coming to visit in a couple weeks. I can’t wait to see them! It will be really nice to have some extra company here too :-)