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Cute-cute collection from Thailand. :)

Cute-cute collection from Thailand. :)

15 Notes | Posted on July 29, 2014

The faculty where I spend most of my time during the student exchange program :)

The faculty where I spend most of my time during the student exchange program :)

10 Notes | Posted on July 20, 2014

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 :)

12 Notes | Posted on July 20, 2014

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.

• My first thai food meal at MK Restaurant.
• I find Khon Kaen University sooo biig, and wiiide!
• I couldn’t take the taste of Thai food. So spicy and the smell of herbs makes me throw up! 
• Pick up by a car every morning and sent home by motorbike. No commuting expenses! 
• It’s summer here so I couldn’t see students a lot. Just some high school students and MS students; and also professors ;)
• If we use ” ‘College’ of Engineering “, they use “Faculty” of Engineering.
• I’m experiencing diarrhea for like a week! 
• My first day at school is also the first day of my lab experiment! Agad-agad? yes! they let me read an article in the morning and started the actual laboratory experiment on the afternoon. And BTW, sampling first before the experiment! I got tiny insects using a suction tube under the heat of the sun at the greenhouse! 
• Only few people can speak English here so.. right grammar isn’t necessary ;) as long as you understand each other.
• we  prefer turo-turo food stalls than diners which have Thai characters on their menu. -_-
• During meals, eating together is not a culture here. As long as your order has arrived, you can start eating. 
• I never met a Filipino here. 
• I like how they package the takeout food orders :) 
• I learned some Thai words. I won’t share because I don’t know how to spell them.
• I super duper miss home. This is my first time being away from home, so.. :( 
• We live in a dormitory but the facilities are way better than the standard dormitory in the Philippines. An air-conditioned room with hot&cold shower, refrigerator, king-sized bed, two tables and chairs, large cabinet, LCD TV, electric fan, and a porch-like space where we can wash and hang our clothes. :)
• We went to Central Plaza, Ton Tann, Walking Street, and Market Fair but wasn’t able to shop pasalubong for my family and friends :(
• I go to school on weekdays from 8:15am to 6 or 7pm and half-day on weekends. 
• I live because of the 7-11 store’s microwavable meals and snacks. HAHA 
• Thank God! they have a coin-operated washer/dryer. I just put my used clothes and they come out clean & spin-dried, only 20 baht/8.5kgs. hihi such a blessing to have this everywhere because I don’t wash my clothes at home HAHAHA

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.


• My first thai food meal at MK Restaurant.
• I find Khon Kaen University sooo biig, and wiiide!
• I couldn’t take the taste of Thai food. So spicy and the smell of herbs makes me throw up!
• Pick up by a car every morning and sent home by motorbike. No commuting expenses!
• It’s summer here so I couldn’t see students a lot. Just some high school students and MS students; and also professors ;)
• If we use ” ‘College’ of Engineering “, they use “Faculty” of Engineering.
• I’m experiencing diarrhea for like a week!
• My first day at school is also the first day of my lab experiment! Agad-agad? yes! they let me read an article in the morning and started the actual laboratory experiment on the afternoon. And BTW, sampling first before the experiment! I got tiny insects using a suction tube under the heat of the sun at the greenhouse!
• Only few people can speak English here so.. right grammar isn’t necessary ;) as long as you understand each other.
• we prefer turo-turo food stalls than diners which have Thai characters on their menu. -_-
• During meals, eating together is not a culture here. As long as your order has arrived, you can start eating.
• I never met a Filipino here.
• I like how they package the takeout food orders :)
• I learned some Thai words. I won’t share because I don’t know how to spell them.
• I super duper miss home. This is my first time being away from home, so.. :(
• We live in a dormitory but the facilities are way better than the standard dormitory in the Philippines. An air-conditioned room with hot&cold shower, refrigerator, king-sized bed, two tables and chairs, large cabinet, LCD TV, electric fan, and a porch-like space where we can wash and hang our clothes. :)
• We went to Central Plaza, Ton Tann, Walking Street, and Market Fair but wasn’t able to shop pasalubong for my family and friends :(
• I go to school on weekdays from 8:15am to 6 or 7pm and half-day on weekends.
• I live because of the 7-11 store’s microwavable meals and snacks. HAHA
• Thank God! they have a coin-operated washer/dryer. I just put my used clothes and they come out clean & spin-dried, only 20 baht/8.5kgs. hihi such a blessing to have this everywhere because I don’t wash my clothes at home HAHAHA

26 Notes | Posted on June 30, 2014

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 ;)

29 Notes | Posted on June 25, 2014

(Source: forever-thankful, via psalm-91)

16 Notes | Posted on June 21, 2014

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Posted on June 21, 2014

aerial view of Manila City. (departing for Bangkok, Thailand) 

This is just a quick update ;) Ever since we arrived in Thailand, me and maville started to get busy. I could no longer post updates. Anyway, I hope everyone is doing fine :)

aerial view of Manila City. (departing for Bangkok, Thailand)
This is just a quick update ;) Ever since we arrived in Thailand, me and maville started to get busy. I could no longer post updates. Anyway, I hope everyone is doing fine :)

20 Notes | Posted on June 20, 2014

I don&#8217;t know where will God take me in the following days. I&#8217;m just hopeful and excited. Though I don&#8217;t know yet the possible outcome, I trust God, His plans and His will.


That&#8217;s for now, and I&#8217;ll be on hiatus. God bless everyone! :)

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.


That’s for now, and I’ll be on hiatus. God bless everyone! :)

20 Notes | Posted on June 13, 2014

Another member of our family. hihi

15 Notes | Posted on June 08, 2014

15 Notes | Posted on June 07, 2014

I decided to publish my private post. It’s past 2am, and I can’t sleep. And this is usually the time I feel the loneliest, saddest, most dramatic and most emotional on earth (over!). For short, I feel really weak during this time. I get to think everything that happened, that has been happening and that will happen until I start crying (drama!) and it’s progressing that I could no longer hold the flow of my tears (drama again!) Seriously, this time, I feel helpless and I want to be with people whom I trust but they are not here (of course, they’re probably sleeping). And I get to sleep that nothing happens and nothing comes better. And I sleep, worrying. (boom!) Just trying to cheer myself up with these side comments. :)

7 Notes | Posted on June 04, 2014

May 20, 2014. 
Because we wanted to submit and finish early, we decided to start deboning our rabbit last tuesday. (and also our excuse to eat homemade food/desserts! haha) We always start and finish our task with food. It&#8217;s like our fuel!. :)) So, we prepared mango float first, then proceeded to the &#8220;camping site&#8221;! 
 Hi friends!! I wonder if they took more photos than rabbit muscles. HAHAHA pero seriously, i was jealous. I didn&#8217;t have pictures with the rabbit since I was baking cupcakes. And removing those muscles was really difficult since we don&#8217;t have proper tools and instruments for taking off those stiffened muscles.
It was past 6pm when we decided to stop. We were exhausted and felt joint pains on our fingers and shoulders. And as usual, we finished our day with food (cupcakes!).

May 20, 2014.
Because we wanted to submit and finish early, we decided to start deboning our rabbit last tuesday. (and also our excuse to eat homemade food/desserts! haha) We always start and finish our task with food. It’s like our fuel!. :)) So, we prepared mango float first, then proceeded to the “camping site”!
Hi friends!! I wonder if they took more photos than rabbit muscles. HAHAHA pero seriously, i was jealous. I didn’t have pictures with the rabbit since I was baking cupcakes. And removing those muscles was really difficult since we don’t have proper tools and instruments for taking off those stiffened muscles.

It was past 6pm when we decided to stop. We were exhausted and felt joint pains on our fingers and shoulders. And as usual, we finished our day with food (cupcakes!).

17 Notes | Posted on May 31, 2014

Since my groupmates were so excited to go home (hahaha) and I wasn&#8217;t there when they continued cleaning the bones and making the box, they left me with some tasks to do. 
 HOUSE TYRELL: Our instructor decided that each group should choose a House (from Game of Thrones) for our group names. We took the House Tyrell (since it was the last house that wasn&#8217;t taken yet) So, that picture (above) is our box cover containing the cleaned and polished bones! I continued cleaning the skull and some vertebra with any tool that I could find and put them all in a basin so I could carry it anywhere I want to &#8220;tambay&#8221; - bedroom, living room or outside the house. haha 

Jin finished the box and I printed the picture and cover details. I also added a lock-like thing (the one that makes &#8220;skwishkk&#8221; sound when you pull it off, haha I don&#8217;t know what to call it). 


So, that&#8217;s the end of our summer class - Bio 157. :)

Since my groupmates were so excited to go home (hahaha) and I wasn’t there when they continued cleaning the bones and making the box, they left me with some tasks to do.
HOUSE TYRELL: Our instructor decided that each group should choose a House (from Game of Thrones) for our group names. We took the House Tyrell (since it was the last house that wasn’t taken yet)

So, that picture (above) is our box cover containing the cleaned and polished bones! I continued cleaning the skull and some vertebra with any tool that I could find and put them all in a basin so I could carry it anywhere I want to “tambay” - bedroom, living room or outside the house. haha
Jin finished the box and I printed the picture and cover details. I also added a lock-like thing (the one that makes “skwishkk” sound when you pull it off, haha I don’t know what to call it).

So, that’s the end of our summer class - Bio 157. :)

18 Notes | Posted on May 29, 2014

Life recently.. May 19-23: It was the last week of my summer class, and within that week, we had 3 scheduled exams and we had to debone our rabbits. And I got more stressed after I got a phone call from my professor that I should start processing my passport within that week. I really got worried on how will I get through that week, but God&#8217;s so great! Everything will be fine when you just believe :) Prayers always work! Here&#8217;s a breakdown of what happened ;)
 1. Tuesday, I got the phone call after our baking &amp; deboning session. I didn&#8217;t have enough energy to stay up late and to study for the exam (the next day).
 2. Wednesday. I was able to get/gather the passport requirements - from purok to barangay clearance, NBI clearance, form 137, NSO birth certificate, etc. And I was still able to answer the exam even though I only studied for an hour. yey! 
 3. Thursday. Went to DFA at 3am with my mama. I was desperate but I wasn&#8217;t able to catch the cutoff list. Because of that, we had an idea on how to get our priority number on the next day. And I was able to ask permission from my professor that I couldn&#8217;t  make it on our exam (friday). Yey! I still had enough time to study after our haggard stay in CDO.
 4. Friday. I was 33rd in the line. I finished the processing before 10am, went back to Iligan and got some rest. and I still had time to continue deboning our rabbit. Yey!

Life recently.. May 19-23: It was the last week of my summer class, and within that week, we had 3 scheduled exams and we had to debone our rabbits. And I got more stressed after I got a phone call from my professor that I should start processing my passport within that week. I really got worried on how will I get through that week, but God’s so great! Everything will be fine when you just believe :) Prayers always work! Here’s a breakdown of what happened ;)
1. Tuesday, I got the phone call after our baking & deboning session. I didn’t have enough energy to stay up late and to study for the exam (the next day).
2. Wednesday. I was able to get/gather the passport requirements - from purok to barangay clearance, NBI clearance, form 137, NSO birth certificate, etc. And I was still able to answer the exam even though I only studied for an hour. yey!
3. Thursday. Went to DFA at 3am with my mama. I was desperate but I wasn’t able to catch the cutoff list. Because of that, we had an idea on how to get our priority number on the next day. And I was able to ask permission from my professor that I couldn’t make it on our exam (friday). Yey! I still had enough time to study after our haggard stay in CDO.
4. Friday. I was 33rd in the line. I finished the processing before 10am, went back to Iligan and got some rest. and I still had time to continue deboning our rabbit. Yey!

14 Notes | Posted on May 29, 2014


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