Volunteer’s experiences by Halo 2018@Bannernsa-ad School, Thailand

I‘m okay

After three weeks live alone, I got two partners last week. They arrive at Bangkok on Sunday, and p’boss take me to Bangkok on Saturday. I have spent a wonderful weekend with p’boss family and p’Emmy.

At first, I want to say:” though I live alone,  I’m not lonely.“ Because I could stay with students, they are all my buddy. Some of them even my homie. I like to spend time with them. I can’t remember how many times I said they are lovely.

And after school, there always have teacher to take care me, I also could do my favor for them. In my opinion, to be here not only for teaching, but also for living. It’s a new and different life for me. I like to experience a lot of things, I feel like I’m a part of them. The teachers often take me with them to participate the activities. They are just like my family, we could exercise together, play game together and have fun together. Below picture is we took part in the activity together:

On last Saturday, we took boat together. I really enjoy the feeling that I focus on one side. Then p’boss called me, he said to me: pay attention to both sides. That moment deeply impressed me. Actually in my daily life, I’m always value much for one thing, then became emotional. Sometimes, even miss many other valuable things. It’s necessary for me to “pay attention to both sides” in my life.

Thanks for everything, everyone and every words here.

With YOU

Life here has entered last week, review last 50 days, I have to say it’s the most simple life I have been in within years. The time I stay here, just like the sea to me. Sometimes, stay calm make me feel the peaceful power. Other times, it would got some wind, maybe the delicious food, the great weather, the beautiful clothes or the interesting things. All that small surprises like the wind gently blow my heart. Make me feel satisfied and comfortable. I sincerely hope all the people here would feel satisfied in most of time, and students would become who they want to be.

Last week, we have four days holiday, and we have gone to Pattaya. Elephant as my favorite animal, make my journey full of happiness. I took a lot of photos with elephant. I want to share three unforgettable moments with you about elephants. The first one, the elephant was carried me forward. It is interesting to shake all the time. Second thing is the elephant use her nose lift me up. So exciting!! I can’t help but scream. And I like that feeling. The last one, believe it or not, elephant gave me a massage. So gentle make me want to sleep.

Back to students, they are so creative. There are some things, I cannot do by myself but they can. Today students in primary five made a nice look for my hair. Special and สวยงาม hairstyle. I want to say the most popular word in China to them,: skr, skr.

I would cherish much the next week, also the last week for my volunteer life here. If it’s possible, I wanna stay in this summer with you forever.

Precious Moments

Today is my second week as a volunteer. Compared with the first week, I have a deeper understanding of the school. When I teach English lessons to first grade children, I ask them to try to read English with phonetic symbols. I think phonetic symbols play a very important role in learning English. My volunteer time is only one month. I think I need to teach them how to learn English. Words are an important part of English.

Every noon, the students would ask me to write English on the whiteboard. After meal, they would read the words.

The school is still very busy this week. Everyone is busy preparing for mother’s day. Some students are learning to dance, others are learning to sing songs.

A new week is coming and a new story is continuing.