The worldwide Augustana College experience

What a Weekend!

There is never a shortage of chaos and surprises here in Bangkok and this weekend was no exception. We visited a floating market in Pathaya on Friday.  The name was quite deceiving as there wasn’t much there that was actually floating.  While shopping, I decided to purchase a popsicle and decided on the “mixed fruit” [...]

A few thoughts…

“Speech pathology,” I said. “You mean you study speech therapy?” Chuwanna asked. “Yes,” I replied.  “I want to help people who have difficulties talking to others people.  Especially children.” The English teacher replied in her broken English, “Oh yes, we have many of those here at the school.  Many children with many problems.  They are [...]

Weekend in Chiang Mai!

Hello again! Sorry I haven’t updated in awhile, I had quite a busy weekend!  On Friday all of the CCS volunteers visited the Grand Palace and some other Bangkok tourist spots.  The grand palace is where the King usually lives (he’s sick right now so he’s not currently living there).  We had a great tour [...]

Pictures!

Hey everybody! By popular demand, this is going to be a photo blog! And to answer someone’s question the Thai word for penguin is pengueen!  They are the same!  Pretty cool, huh?  This is about the only word I have found (besides “donut”) that is the same in both languages. And also thank you to [...]

Rubbin’ elbows with the Buddha

Hello again! Just got home from a night out shopping at a night market.  It was so much fun!  After all of our activities today (more on that later), we had a free evening to do whatever we wanted, so another girl named Maggie and I decided we wanted to hunt down the local pool [...]

The “Four Days Left!” Frenzy!

Hello again! We’re getting close; only four days left until I fly out of Chicago headed for Singapore. I have been so busy at camp, that I have barely had time to think about the trip, and definitely no time to pack or get nervous. There is still so much I need to get done [...]

Less than a month left!

Hello all! I know you’ve all been anxiously awaiting my next post, so worry no more!  Here it is! I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what exactly I’m going to be doing in Thailand, how I got involved with this program, and why the heck I picked to go to this country, of [...]

Fish and Ants?

I’ve been thinking for awhile about what I wanted to put in my first blog post about my upcoming trip to Bangkok, Thailand.  I wanted it to be profound, well thought-out, insightful, inspiring, and thought-provoking.  I wanted it to begin with anything but, “I’ve been thinking for awhile about what I wanted to put in [...]