January 15, 2008 7:31 PM PST
Sean has arrived at the Isara Learning Center (ILC) in Nong Khai, Thailand.
After a long-winded orientation (I tend to ramble) we took a tour around town and then ate some Thai food along the river (where he also learned some Thai). We then walked around the mall and headed back to the ILC. Sean brought his laptop so we hooked up his room with the Internet and then decided to watch a movie.
The first night in a new place can be difficult (different sounds, different bed, and different reptiles - lol). Hopefully he rested well and is ready to start changing the world!
Welcome to Isara, Sean. We're glad you decided to help out.
January 15, 2008 7:39 PM PST
Welcome to ILC Sean! I hope the frogs singing doesn't bother you! :D Maybe the orientation includes "must help humanely dispose of mating frogs" :D
Enjoy your once in a life experience! I hope you will count us as your extended family...you know..the kind that nags for photos and worries if you are wearing warm shoes. :D ;D
January 16, 2008 1:42 AM PST
Well, now I get why he was at the top of your old building. :) You took him there.
Sean, welcome!!!! Now, give PK some pointers on how to refine that orientation so its not so long winded when I get there. Or maybe I can get the .pdf version. :D
Take care and please hang in the forum when you have time. :D
January 16, 2008 8:43 AM PST
I know whats wrong...the arrow is on the wrong side of the road ;D
January 16, 2008 9:28 AM PST
He! Wasn't the arrow pointing AT you a hint that maybe you should switch sides of the road? :D
January 16, 2008 3:43 PM PST
I live in Florida, the "blue hair" capital of the world. There is absolutely NOTHING strange about painted arrows facing you as you drive. We call it graffiti where I'm from. :)
January 16, 2008 8:32 PM PST
Glad to see you there Sean. Its nice to see someone doing good work and taking up the reins.
Have fun Sean and be careful to stay on the left when driving.
January 17, 2008 12:36 AM PST
Welcome to the ILC Nongkhai, Thailand. Sean. I'm very excited for Isara to have New volunteer helping there.
Thank you and Have a great time.
(Every volunteer may visiting the same places but people is different. Have fun) :)
January 17, 2008 10:20 PM PST
It's so good to see you having such experiences there. Moosejaw misses you so much, and I've been spreading the word of Isara like crazy.
You look so happy, and at "home"...which for so many people is NOT their "home" :)
I love and care for you so much, and can't wait to see you again, and hear of your adventures!!!!!!
January 18, 2008 6:16 AM PST
You don't know how proud it makes me feel to see Sean's pictures come up helping and enjoying all the people involved with Isara! The only picture that makes me nervous is the one on the scooter with the arrow pointing at him. Yikes! Stay on the left, Sean....I know he's having a great time playing what we call Bocce Ball. He knows that game well! :D
January 18, 2008 12:41 PM PST
Sean! I am so proud to see that you are there! I hope that you are adjusting well and that the trip is amazing for you. Singing frogs have always been something I've liked- looks like I really do have to come out there sometime. lol Enjoy it for all of us!
I wanna see frog photos.
January 18, 2008 1:02 PM PST
Thank you so much for posting those pictures! It makes me feel so good and inspires me so much to see pictures of Sean there :)
I'm really hoping to go and help like Sean is doing now...I'll definitely be touching base with you about that in the near future.
THANK YOU AGAIN!!!
Love you Sean!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
January 21, 2008 2:51 AM PST
I've got an idea. Maybe Sean could take a picture of things he likes while in Nongkhai (one pic a day) and post it for us. That would be fun and interesting! What do you all think? Agree? ;)
If everyone agrees then Sean... that's your new job now. ::)
January 21, 2008 4:29 AM PST
From one mother to another mother, it's feels so good seeing Sean's family and friends supporting Sean's journey and his volunteering in Nongkhai for Isara. I know you all are very proud of him for reaching out and giving to others. He will be rewarded, in many ways, for helping Isara change our world.
January 22, 2008 5:39 AM PST
Good for you, Sean! That was really nice of them to cook food AND that the restaurant, even though closed, still gave you the fixins. ;D Looks like a good time!
January 22, 2008 6:23 AM PST
;D Sean, you are going to make my cheeks hurt from smiling at all your pictures! ;D How was the dinner?
January 22, 2008 7:06 AM PST
It was very interesting. ;D I didn't know exactly what everything was or at least I hadn't seen it in that form but overall it was pretty good. When I'm traveling I take a 'When in Rome' attitude towards food and more often then not accept that if the locals are eating it so can I.
January 22, 2008 7:30 AM PST
Both of you! Before you eat the insects, take pictures. I want proof they went in your mouth! :D
January 22, 2008 7:37 AM PST
Gina---as if we need ANOTHER reason to be jealous--->
Also noteworthy: The only bug I ever intend to eat willingly is a lobster. ;D