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Gooood afternoon CORVALLIS!

14 Jun

Surprise!!

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So nice to be back with the evergreen!

Miss everyone who is in Europe who can’t be here!

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Behind Glass

28 Aug

It is a sunny Sunday afternoon, yet unfortunately I can only experience the outside world from behind a looking-glass.

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In fear of putting my immune system in any more danger, I stay in and rest.

I am still sorting through the pictures I had taken over the last couple of days.

The Business program at Chulalongkorn University held a special Welcome Party, for all of the exchange students.
We all gathered together and enjoyed learning a bit more about each others’ cultures.

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The tables were separated by country/region. Of course I found myself sitting beside the American girls.

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The Dutch thought the napkins were hats.

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Germans and Dutch.

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Canada.

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Our Brazilian brother.

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Australia.

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Our Japanese friends were looking sharp.

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Once again I can’t help but get a shot of her gorgeous eyes.

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It was by far the largest portions we had received since landing into Thailand.
The Americans defiantly took advantage of it.

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A food baby developed in almost all of our stomachs.

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We learned a traditional Swedish Spring time dance, that had everyone up on their feet.

 

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The French awed us all with their amazing singing talents.

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The Aussies showed us what planking was all about.

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The Thai students all had quite the camera setups. I was no match for their great Bodies, Lenses, or even their flashes.

A great night with good friends and amazing food. What else could one ask for?

 

I will conclude the post with a quote from one of my favorite books.

“The past cannot remember the past. The future can’t generate the future. The cutting edge of this instant right here and now is always noting less than the totality of everything there is”

Ill.

27 Aug

My day has been quite uneventful.

No great stories on people I met, or any pictures from places I went.

I spent the whole day just in the house resting. Consuming lots of liquids, and staring in front of screens to keep myself occupied.

The only time I was in sunlight, was my treks out to get food.  Spicy and hot is what I’ve been ordering. To keep my sinuses cleared, and sweat out my illness.

As I sit here covered in sweat, I began to reminisce on the night before the sickness.

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Our new friend was quite sleepy throughout the night.

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Dance Party.

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All I heard Tyson saying was, “Oh my god…My grandma is going to see this”

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Awake

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Then sleep again.

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And then awake.

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I have no idea what he was doing.

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It was quite a night.
Lots of fun, but it may have led to my demise.

Hopefully I can get over this sickness in time for next week.

25 Aug

As I walk through the door I am set into a conundrum of feelings. The beauty of life outside the door excites me. And pure disgust awaits me, as I realize that I fell victim to marketing of the golden arches last night.

A day full of surprises and thoughts. I find myself almost living at school on Wednesdays, as I have class from 9 and get home past 7pm.

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With my cavemanesk look, and having herbivore dietary restrictions has made me god friends with the cooks in Bangkok. I no longer need to tell them vegetarian, I simply walk up, and they know.

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Clear skies in Bangkok have been contributing to my overly moist clothing.

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A symbol, an icon, a revolutionary.

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As time goes by, you come to realize that your life is nothing more than the people you surround it with.

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Meet Sven. Our newest addition to the team. Brazilian born and raised, student from Germany, studying in Bangkok.

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As I went through the pictures from last night I couldn’t help but love them all.

Although it is quite a picture “heavy” post, I thought it made up for my couple days of absence.

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Surround yourself with people, and live everyday as if it were your last.

Shades of Gray

17 Aug

Life is never black nor white.Never right nor wrong. Always shades of gray.

Monday night was a time of laughs. Of fun and excitement. Of new friends and old. And as always definite shades of gray.

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Soon after taking a couple of pictures, I found myself in front of the camera instead of behind it.

The photographer for the night.

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In the Evergreen

9 Aug

Living in the Evergreen is probably one of the best decisions I made.
Having 3 stories with just other international students is a lot of fun.

Having never experienced dorm life in college, this is quite the treat for me.

Last night was at the girls room. I was more tired than  usual, and decided to play Mr. Photographer, rather than party too hard.

Photographing in low light is proving to be one of my big weaknesses. Unfortunately more than half of the pictures I took, came out much worse than I hoped.

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