Note: Yeesipsong= 22 in Thai
Okay okay, soooo this year October 14, 2015 (2558 thai year) I turned 22 and my bday lasted 38hrs! …Thailand + California time difference of 14 hrs 😉
It actually started at 11:50pm on the 13th because the lovely people who came to sing to me and give me my imaginary cake were too anxious haha. Christine, Danielle (with the fake cake), Amy, Polly, Crystal, Dee (hands only)
I opened my “Open when” letter for my bday from Aly & Idalia & my roomie Dee gave me a card & bandages….she knows me already haha
Great view to start my day
I woke up, went for a run and headed to orientation. Normal day. Until you walk in and people sing HBD, and Tom Yum gave me my first taste of Dewberrys 🙂 …Confirmation: they’re addicting
But really I didn’t mind, I felt sooo Loved throughout my day ❤
ALSO after our little Thai lesson we get told that were going to have P’kee and a presenter run a little into our lunch time… I was a bit disappointed.. I was hungry okay. Turns out I get fooled easily and boom! Two orange cakes and everyone singing HBD again haha it was soooo Delicious! I didn’t even feel bad after, I just had an over intake of fruit lol.
After orientation I treated myself to bubble tea (I’m on #8/10 on my stamp card) and watched the first episode of AHS Hotel. At 6… it was time. Time for what Elaine? Time for Networking! So it was scheduled for us to attend a networking dinner hosted by AMCHAM one of the Funders of Fulbright Thailand. Most people would be like “aw man interfering with the party,” but I was like FREE FOOD & DRINKS! two words: Red Wine The people were cool too, I played Pokemon and caught all of the business cards I could, but really our main purpose for being there was to share what theses committee members were putting their money towards and I was more than happy to share.
Aaaaafter we went to Moon Bar 61 Stories above Bangkok where I got MY favorite drink… and some really FRESH air. I cannot emphasize how I didn’t realize I was breathing horrible air until I was 61 stories high.
OTHER HAPPENINGS THROUGHOUT THE WEEK:
I’d say I’m getting a full Bangkok experience.