Songkran holiday is over

Hey guys;

So, I just realized that it’s been almost 2 months since I last posted here. Since my last post, a lot has taken place, so…I’ll be covering them in this post.

Namely, there are 2 major events that took place since last post; the first is the second Pattaya trip, and the second is a small Songkran celebration at my high school, ST Andrews.

Let’s start with the Pattaya trip…

So, this was the first residential of 2016, and…all I can say is, it’s not too impressive, given it’s the second time I’ve been on this trip. As the activities were almost the same as the activities on the trip last term, I’m not going to go into detail, but namely there are visits to the very same breeding center as last term, gardening technique observation, on the first day and activities on Kho Sak on the second day. As usual, in the afternoon I got time to play in the ocean, which is always fun. The only difference between this trip and the one last term is, it is pretty much a joint trip between the Nature Lovers Club and the Sustainable Development class, and on the club side alone, there are more people joining the trip this time. Also another difference is that it is the first residential trip where I took photos and recorded videos using my new iPhone 6, which I received as a birthday present in February.

Now, let’s move on to the Songkran celebration at STA…

Contrary to my thought that last year would be the last time ever I get to join in the Songkran celebration at STA, I did have another chance to participate. Fortunately, the celebration is held on April 8th, which is during my holiday. But since I went to school in the afternoon, I did not get to see through the morning assembly.

Unlike last year, there was no water splashing, which is quite disappointing but due to drought people have to conserve water, so that is understandable. Instead there were games and ice cream, which is nice and for the games, I managed to win some prizes, mainly candies and stationaries.

Overall, the celebration is nothing like last year, but it’s still good nonetheless, and at least I get a chance to visit my former teachers and tell them how well I’ve been doing at university.

With those 2 events out of the way, let’s turn to something else…

Speaking about term 2, I must say, it’s not a particularly interesting term, but there were at least 3 big events that took place. The first was the so called ‘thanks senior’ event, which is organized by some of my friends to thank those in the upper year (mainly second year). It’s nothing much, the event more or less resembles a feast. The second event was the sumo robot competition, which is part of one of the subjects I took, Computer Fundamentals and Concepts. It’s fun, especially watching robots tried to push one another off the ring. And the third was the Pattaya trip, which I already mentioned.

This year’s Songkran holiday, to be honest, is nothing like Songkran holiday of previous years, mainly because I got 3 weeks instead of 2, and there are no homework, revisions, internal assessments, CAS reflections, Extended Essay, etc to do. This means I got to fully relax and get my brains ready for the upcoming term. This is also the third holiday in a row that I get to fully relax. Though as always the holiday was boring, but being able to relax is always welcoming.

Now, let’s turn to the future…

On Monday, 25 April, the certain will rise on a new term, and also a new dormitory life as I move to a better dorm outside of Mahidol. Possible events to be expected include STA Spring Dance (provided that I’m able to find out when it will be organized and that I can go), STA Senior Prom (provided that it did not clash with one of my midterm exam), and maybe some others. Pattaya trip may be expected, but I have yet to decide whether I’ll go on the trip as I’m quite certain, the activities are going to be pretty much the same. In addition, this upcoming term is giong to be a lot tougher as all courses are now credit courses which means that grades do matter, but I think I’m ready, given that I had 3 weeks of relaxation…

Anyways, that’s it for now…