Pre-med student and amateur baker.
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at Sports Ground of Khon Kaen University, Thailand (July 16, ‘14)
Yes. Hello. I’m still alive and I just turned 20 !!! I apologize for being inactive (chos! as if I have regular visitors of my blog! anyway…) Excuse my weird face and awkward arm!
No more “-teen” age. I’m not ready for more responsibilities slash adult life. HUHUHU but I’m just soo happy and grateful to God for giving me 20 awesome years!!
I didn’t want a big celebration for my birthday. I didn’t even ask my mother to prepare something but she did.. in case our relatives come over and expect that we prepared something. HAHA. A day before my birthday, JB and I prepared black sambo. (you should try it, lami kaayo!!) I worked on my paper overnight and it was past 12 when JB called and greeted me then chikka for few minutes.. I slept around 2am or 4am (I forgot!) I woke up with the big voice of my mama dear saying that JB was here. He looked so clean and fresh when he gave me roses! :) (while me, feeling so wrecked with my morning face -_-) Instead of just surprising me by leaving those roses while I was asleep, I got up and ate breakfast with him :) I was busy editing and revising my paper in the morning and around 12, my beloved friends surprised me with a cake, balloons and party hats — which made my day like a real birthday celebration hahaha. Without those props, I think I won’t be able to have pictures! So.. lunch here at my house then dinner with JB (my SMART friends didn’t show up) at Delecta. That’s all! It was a great day! :) I’m feeling loved <3
If I have an attendance sheet for the significant people of my life, he would be the person having the least number of absences! :)
The faculty where I spend most of my time during the student exchange program :)
I dealt with this project for a month at Khon Kaen University. Green mirid bug is the natural enemy or the predator of the brown planthopper (which is a serious pest on rice plants!). To control the population of the pest, green mirid bugs are used :) I studied their predatory behavior and their population dynamics. The suction tube on the right is the thing which I used to capture the bugs from the aluminum cages where they are mass reared. And I count the eggs of brown planthopper under the microscope and served it as the food for the bug until they molt 3 times to become adult :)
Who would have thought that I could travel out of the country as an exchange student? ;) I never regret my decision of exhausting all the possibilities to get here. And I am always grateful to God for making this happen!! Anyway, my life here in Khon Kaen has full of ups and downs. I will just share randomly in bullets.
God is really amazing! every problem we faced during the processing of this travel was always given a way out. We really felt that this opportunity was meant for us, and meant to happen :)
As what the first picture shows, we arrived on June 18 in Bangkok and we should depart on July 17 because we don’t have visa. And the student exchange program that we got into is only for one month. Anyway, we are exchange students at Khon Kaen University (6-7hrs away from Bangkok! phew! ), specifically at the Faculty of Agriculture. We are undergoing a short-term research training here; and at the end, we have to make a report or sort of like a scientific paper. Too much pressure here! I find the country similar to the Philippines but I don’t like their food >.< I was having a hard time adjusting here because of their food and language. But people here in the university are so thoughtful and caring. :) We are being picked up and sent off our destinations everyday and sent us home with their car or motorbike. Me and Maville are staying in a dormitory, and we are assigned to different laboratories so we only see each other in the morning before leaving and in the evening for dinner. I was assigned to the Insect Ecology Laboratory where I study the predation rate of Green Mirid Bugs on Brown Planthopper eggs. I’ll share the procedure in different post ;)
Sometimes, we go the market fair, night market, food stalls, or pastry shops. Our professors even treat us to dinner to some restaurants and tour us around the city. But, I’m shy to take pictures. so I don’t have great pictures to share :) That’s for now! I have so many things to share but I don’t know where to start or how to say all those things ;)
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aerial view of Manila City. (departing for Bangkok, Thailand)
I don’t know where will God take me in the following days. I’m just hopeful and excited. Though I don’t know yet the possible outcome, I trust God, His plans and His will.