So here I am about to start my third week in Thailand. Today is Sunday and I am pretty exhausted and feel really lazy today. I started classes on Monday last week and they were great. I love all my teachers. My Thai class has this women who’s just really upbeat and got the whole class out of their shy comfort zone literally the first day. Then there’s my Roots of Religion teacher who is straight up everything what you would think the typical Italian man would be. He even looks like the part and he moves around a lot and always speaks with his hands and has that thick Italian accent, sometimes it isn’t that clear what he says when he talks fast, but then when he finishes his sentence it becomes pretty clear what he is trying to say. My Photoshop teacher is this Asian guy who does speak pretty clear English and he is pretty young too. I think he said he was still working on a degree in Graphic Designing…I don’t know, but he’s pretty chill. Then my History and Comp teachers are these white guys from America. My History teacher was retired for a while and then got bored so he started teaching at Webster, I forgot what he said he did prior to that, but he’s still pretty cool and then my comp teacher is like this dorky guy who looks like he wears a toupee, that I’m not sure, he talkes really funny too, but I love him. He’s so weird and they makes me love him even more.
I also met a lot of people at school. So far the crew I’ve been hanging out with his Camille and Jamison (they’re a couple) and then there’s Kevin who is half Thai and lives literally right next door to me and then Akshay, who’s this Indian kid, and he’s only 18 and a freshman this year. Then there’s some other people that I’ve seen around and are also very nice. First off, I must say everyone at school is soooo nice. People you seem to recognize at least once always if they pass you by at school or at the Market Village always smile and say hello to you. It’s such a friendly environment. It was way easier than I thought to make firends.
So Friday night, I don’t have classes on Friday, but anyways our group went bowling and this guy Ross paid for an hour or so of it and bought like I think two things of beer for everyone to drink. It was a group that I felt very comfortable around so I go ahead and let myself have a few drinks. I was bowling pretty good at first, but then after having four beers in my system was when it went downhill for me. Everytime I was up to bowl it was worse and worse ;). And since the bowling alley we were at was in the mall, in order to get out obviously I had to walk through the entire mall…plastered…Then we were on our way to the Jazz fest. The entire time I was holding onto Kevin’s bag while Camille and Jamison were holding onto me like a child because I was walking in zig zags the whole time. If I tried to stand still, I would literally fall over…Oh what a night. So we get to the Jazz Festival and it was on Hua Hin Beach. It was great, Ross bought three more drinks for us, I had my last one. Kevin and Akshay bought food for us. I remember Kevin was trying to sober me up and I remember like food kept getting like shoved in my face. The food was good, it was these glass noodles and then there was fried tofu…verrry good. After that we were on the 9pm bus on our way home.
I was pretty tired the next day, but we still went out and I took it very easy. We went shopping in the outdoor Markets and had dinner. I had padthai with seafood in it, shrimp and squid mainly. For dessert I ate Guava fruit that had sugar and artifical coloring in it…that was really good too. I also bought 4 pairs of earrings for myself that was 80 Baht (about $2-3), in the US, a pair of cheap earrings usually cost like $5 or $6. Then I saw this most amazing Lady Gaga t-shirt and I wanted it soooooo badly! There wasn’t any in my size :( I was going to buy it so Ben would be so jealous of me when I got back home, but in the end I was a little disappointed…that’s okay though. After shopping we went home where I just relaxed while talking on the phone.
BTW, the photo above is of this so cute little Thai girl who was so fascinated with us and our cameras. She was the cutest thing in the World, I wish I could have taken her home with me :D. I also took a lot more photos with my Film camera. I’m really excited to develop those when I get home.