Bubble Shows – RGAT

While showing me several video clips on YouTube, my Chinese friend Karen asked me if I like bubble shows. Lately, she's been showing me all of her favorite Thai, Chinese, and Taiwanese dramas and introducing me to some of the actors she likes. "You think he's cute, yeah?" she'll ask. Of course, I'll agree. It's... Continue Reading →

Feet to the Floor – RGAT

Shoes come off upon arrival, sandals slip off at the door. Heels hit hard on tile, feet flat to the floor. Shoes are considered the lowest part of the body in Thailand and it is a huge disrespect to wear any shoe within a school, church, or personal residence. Many salons and shops also require... Continue Reading →

Sawatdee ka… – RGAT

(For the record, this was meant to post a week ago, but I was sick and the internet was down. So here it is now. It made a lot more sense a week ago. Because now I've already progressed a lot more. But I wrote it. So I'm posting it.) While I'm here, I intend... Continue Reading →

You Haven’t Lived Until… – RGAT

This Monday and Tuesday, the Zone interns went to stay with our friend Na in her village in the Himalayas. Personally, I don't think you've truly experienced life until you've stripped yourself of extraneous comforts and "roughed it." Camping doesn't count: it's more like vacation or sight-seeing. There's something beautiful about living so naturally. Sure,... Continue Reading →

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