Thursday, January 27, 2011

Have you missed us? (UPDATED with pictures!)

We miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Giant "reclining" Buddah. Click Picture for More!
Sorry for the long hiatus on updating our blog. I guess it was for a number of reasons. First off, we have been very busy. We have also been on a roller coaster ride, and we figured that after our last few "honest" blogs, any more info on the tough stuff here would just start getting annoying to read (plus we want to remember and focus on the good stuff!) So, we hit a low point a couple weeks ago, but since then things have just gotten better. Our program talked about the "honeymoon" period being over, and the reality of being kinda stuck in a small town, working a normal Thai job, kicking in. That is exactly what happened to us. We know that this is an experience of a lifetime, and that we will never have another chance like this, and that living in any foreign culture has its good and bad points. We know that we will appreciate things we took for granted more than ever, and we will give big slopping kisses to all our friends in a few shorts months. But I want to give them big sloppy kisses NOW! We love actually teaching the kids, but the politics of the school are mysterious and often uncomfortable for us, and while we have gotten to see a ton, traveling anywhere from our small rural town is difficult. So, in a nutshell, our lemonade was becoming overwhelmingly sour, until we magically wished it sweet. And now it is.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Loi Krathong

I put together this video from some footage I have been meaning to upload since we celebrated Loi Krathong several weeks ago. Hope you like it!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Bitchin' and Braggin'-Updated with pictures

Ah, this is what is always feels like I'm doing! Either I'm writing about how amazing some of our adventures have been, or how challenging life here has become. Well, such is life huh? We are always trying to find an even better balance, and I have to say that I know I will become a better person because of this experience, I really am learning a ton. I guess that is always the most you can ask for, to learn and be transformed into a continually better, smarter, kinder, more articulate person. I MUST BE CLOSE TO BECOMING THE DALAI LAMA. Anyways, what should I start with, bitchin or braggin? (haha that is fun to say, and write!) Well, since we have noticed an interesting trend with our blogs, and the ones that hint at negativity in the title are the most popular ones, I will start with a bit about what has been challenging here.
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