This is what you’ve all been waiting for! I know! So because I have been distracted going to Pattaya and writing about Pattaya, and also the whole contract issue, I know I brushed over a lot of the details about my new home. So let’s dive in, shall we? I want to start out by saying that I think a lot of my happiness comes from the … Continue reading A Bit About Phrae
This is the story of the first in-country trip while living in Thailand. And what lucky place gets to receive us first? Pattaya! So the day of the “Brenna has to stay in Thailand a whole year” fiasco I got the confirmation text from Kim that we were a go for a trip to Pattaya. Kim (pictured in the middle) lives in Phrae with … Continue reading When I Try To Take A Beach Vacation
Strap in, Fam. So I want to regale you all with the details of Phrae. And I am especially looking forward to the post about my first in-country vacation to the “lovely” town of Pattaya. But first. Brenna had a serious fuck-up. So in the glowing example of “not in my body thinking”, impulsivity, and “so much an air sign I can’t even handle it” … Continue reading That Time Everything Changed
Unfortunately there aren’t a ton of photos to accompany this story. So I wake up on the last Day of orientation and thank the lord there really isn’t very much more for us to learn. We had to present lesson plans, which no one really took seriously at all. And then we got a seminar about our visa. But I had forgotten to mention previously … Continue reading Let’s Get Brenna To Phrae
Cheers to the Last full day in Chiang Mai! Lucky for us. This day also involved a field trip. (Lucky?) And the first stop was Doi Suthep. Probably the most well-known landmark in Chaing Mai. It is at the top of a seemingly endless road of twists and turns which takes about 30 minutes (though it feels like hours) to climb. And no you’re not … Continue reading Let’s End This With a Bang, Chiang!
Alright! We can make it through these posts, Brenna! Quick update: I know I am slacking on the blogging front. But honestly it’s because of the very, very spotty wifi at the apartment in my new city. Yes, folks I am here and getting situated. I promise to regale you with all the juicy details as soon as I get through the rest of orientation. I got to keep … Continue reading Oh My, Chiang Mai!
Let’s get into Orientation! So I wake up hella early on my first day, which is to be expected because jet lag is a real thing. Lucky for me, everyone else seems to be in the same boat. I would like to start this next part out by saying that there are about 70 foreign teachers here, all getting orientated by these OEG people. So, … Continue reading Going To Have To Start Summarizing I’m Afraid
What it’s been 3 whole days and Brenna hasn’t written anything on her blog? Not to worry, folks. I have not been drafted into the Thai sex trade, I am not stuck in Tokyo for three days (#tbt), and I am not dying of Typhoid (yet). Actually, I am happily orienting to the very, very warm country of Thailand. So let’s catch you up, shall we? Last you … Continue reading Getting Oriented
I’m on my way, folks. Mom dropped me off at the airport this morning after a filling breakfast of chicken and waffles and now I am in transit. And in a completely typical “Brenna traveling alone” experience, I met people going to the same program I’m going to while I was waiting for my first flight. So yes mother, I was alone for all of … Continue reading On My Way: Thailand Bound
So I am currently homeless and living out of my car. Okay. That’s not 100% true. But. I am a bit displaced. So the month or so leading up to going to Thailand I have been working like a maniac at the LA County Fair doing hennas for snap-chatting teenagers and wine-drunk adults. See?! Kay I actually do kind of love my job. But the 12 hour … Continue reading Time Before Thailand