Friday, 10 August 2018

WEEK 1 - Sea Teacher Batch 6 to Udon Thani, Thailand.


Huwala guys! Sawatdee Krub! 

It’s been a long time since i posted something on this blog with English, so i want to say sorry if there are so many mistakes. Because i’m still learning, hahaha.

Okay, so today i’m gonna share my experiences about Sea-Teacher Project Batch 6 in Udon Thani, Thailand.

But first, what is Sea-Teacher?

Sea Teacher is a Pre-service Student Exchange Program by SEAMEO. For now, there are 4 countries that joined this program: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Fhilipines.

                                                                                                   

1st Day (August 4th 2018)

Because I lived in Banjarmasin, it took 3 flight to go to Udon Thani. First was Banjarmasin to Jakarta, Jakarta to Bangkok, and then Bangkok to Udon Thani. And it was a really long and interesting journey because I have never gone Abroad before.

There were so many funny moment in the airport. First, me and Miranti Diah Prastika (the other participant from Lambung Mangkurat University) slept at the prayer room in Soekarno-Hatta Airport because we arrived at the airport at 1:00 AM, and the next flight schedule was in the 6:00 AM. And then at the Don Mueang Airport, we need to separate our stuff from the luggage into small bag because they only accept 10kg luggage. And also, I tried Hainanese Chicken Rice for the first time at the airport and that was really-really Arroy (Delicious).

Finally at 16.00, we arrived at the Udon Thani airport. We met the other participant from Indonesia: Intan, Delima, and Nesty. We were lucky because it was rainy outside, so it didn’t felt that hot. We took our luggage, and met the students from Udon Thani Rajabhat University that already waited for us outside the airport.

They took us to our Dormitory in Udon Thani Rajhabat University(UDRU). I got surprised because our room is in the fifth floor and has no elevator, maybe in the next month I will lose some weight. Yeay!
I met the other participant from Filiphines, Joshua Maglines. He will be my roommate when I stay in Udon Thani.

Right after we came to the dorm, Miss Nichata and Miss Kim invited us to went to the Central Plaza of Udon Thani. We bought a new Simcard there, and tried the Thailand KFC. It had a different menu. That was a new experiences for us.

The first day was really great. Can't wait to learn more about Udon Thani. 

                                                                                                    

2nd Day (August 5th 2018)

At 9:00 AM, one of our roommate from Filipina, Stephen finally arrived.

We began our second day by shopping. We went to the market to bought some necesseties like bucket, glass, bowl, and the other stuffs that needed for the whole month.

In the afternoon, the UDRU students took us to Night Market with a traditional transportation named tuktuk.  It looks like Combination of Bajaj and Becak from Indonesia.
source: wikipedia (i forgot to take the photo)

The Night Market had everything you need, like clothes, shoes, make up, and the most important: it had a huge Food Shop that sales so many Thailand’s Street Food with affordable price. This felt like Heaven for a Foodlover like me.
Even if there were a lot food there, something that really stole our attention were the cricket and the worm. Because for some people, eating an insect is disgusting. But we still bought some, and surprisingly it was delicious


                                                                                                   

3rd Day (August 6th 2018)

The third day was an Orientation Day. As like Indonesian proverb said: “Tak kenal, maka tak sayang” or “You can’t love what you don’t know”, so we getting to know each other.
The orientation was opened with Opening Address by  Asst. Prof. Dr. Pattawan Najaikaew as the Dean, Faculty of Education. We gave a Sasirangan(traditional fabric from Banjarmasin) as the souvenir from Lambung Mangkurat University to Udon Thani Rajabhat University. 
There also a presentation about UDRU, Ban Makhaeng School, Udonpichairakpittaya School. and also Demonstration School of Udon Thani Rajabhat University/Satit UDRU (my practicum school)
We learned about basic thai language with Asst. Jintana Duangpang. It’s kinda hard for us cause every single letter is different with ABCs Letters. She also teached us several thai sentences like sawatdee krub, kho tood krub, and kob koon krub.

After the class done, we had a Campus Tour. It was a nice experiences because the UDRU had so many facilities like a dorm, sport center, and also had a huge library.
at the library
We went back to the dormitory to take some rest, and back to the building 12 to dinner and finally met our Buddies!
In the building 12, we played a game about memorizing the name of all participant, a nice game to break the ice.

After that, we picked our buddy randomly, and i got Noon and View, the 4th students of English Education in UDRU as my buddies. They were so kind and really care about me. Hope that our friendship will last forever.


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13 August 2018 at 02:59

can't wait to see what kind of food you try after crickets and worms 🤔😂

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Jangan lupa ngomen ya, tapi ngomennya jangan di lampu merah, entar di Razia SatPol PP. Ciao!