Bringing Kla, my 10 year-old cousin, to stay with us is a big challenge for me and my sister. We want him to stay and study in town for better opportunity in education. But we’ve agreed that we won’t put him on extra courses, apart from study in school. Many Thai kids take extra courses during weekend and after school and that makes them miss living their child life. We don’t want to do that to him. We will feed him something else that he enjoys, like bringing him to new places, to the bookstores and trying new activities together.
This is a challenge for me because I have never thought of having my own kids. I love children but I am too selfish for my time. I can’t devote for my time and life bringing up a baby.
When Kla is here, I have to allocate my time for him and myself. I have to plan in advance to avoid getting stuck in my daily life when working long hours in my shop. We are now waiting for the weekend when he will go back to his parents and I will have my own time just for myself. But I don’t regret having him stay with us. I’ve noticed that not only him growing up to be a responsible and (learning to be) unsploiled boy but us being a more responsible adults too…
I mostly wore my jean shorts and bright colored-tops. But when in Bali, I brought dresses and skirts and wore them everyday. It was new feeling and I looked more like a girl! I love travelling becuase I could dress whatever I want (and I feel beautiful!) ;] ..
I am not a beauty girl.. but it was great to give it a try..
After estimating the deep of the water and being convinced by PT to hold the rope and jump into the water, I did it hesitatingly at my first jump and then did it eagerly on my second and third jump.. So much fun and .. I want to do it again!!
I went to Trang for a day-trip snorkeling with my cousin in a tour group organized by students who study tourism. I didn’t expect much fun from the trip becuase there were lot of people going with the tour. The reason I went with them becuase the students who organzied it were my customers. I thought it was a very good chance for me to get into and get closer to my customers. Also, I could make more friends with new people and turn them into my customers.
It was not so fun as I said but I have learned a lot of things from the trip. They liked and trusted me more. I am now one of their friends. I’ve learned how to handle customers by learning from being someone’s customers.
This is really not me becuase I don’t like to join a trip with lots of people, especially people I don’t know well. I mostly go on a trip with friends or family in a small group. In the bus, I have to be very patient with big group of people who liked to make loud noise and sang karaoke with very loud music. They got drunk and danced in the bus and didn’t really care for other people’s feeling.
As an observer, I have learned a lot from joining this trip and gained more trust from the students who organized it…
I like to meet new people but in casual ways like from travelling, sharing the same interests or online. But today, I attended a business seminar to see what people into business were doing and thinking. I don’t like formal or official things, or taking class. I prefer educating myself at home. I am a laidback person and like to keep low profile on this kind of thing. But today, I went against my own motto and went out to meet other business owners. (it was good but I still told myself that it’s not me.)
This is really not my color to polish my nails but I wanted to try it last night.
While typing, I look at my finger nails, I think I love this color too…
I immediately said yes when my brother asked me if I wanted to try parasailing. But when it was time to do it, I was hesitant becuase I was too easy to feel dizzy after being spinned or moved too fast (I was always carsick and seasick when I was young.) But I didn’t tell anyone that I was hesitant. I just walked to the site and did it. I did without thinking too much. I told myself that if I felt dizzy or nauseated, I just ruined myself the rest of the day and took a long nap and I would be okay.
So, I let them hook me with all the belts and shackles and let myself feel free to be lifted up by the pull of the speed boat.
The feeling when being lifted up was so light and free. I wasn’t scared looking down at the sea as I thought. I felt that the moment was too short and I wanted to do it again!