Work, Friends, and Nightlife- Another Week in BKK
Trip Start Jul 18, 2009
52Trip End Jun 08, 2011
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Since the last blog, Lauren and I have actually been taking part in the main reason that we moved to Thailand. No not partying, but working! As I mentioned in the last blog, Lauren has begun work at Fun Language this past Monday, and I started my orientation at Ruamrudee International School this past Thursday. Lauren worked in the Fun Language office a few days this week, but also was in a couple of Kindergarten age classrooms to observe. She had a lot of fun but said that she went deaf. She starts this week observing at the schools that she will eventually teach in. She is going to be in 2 different schools during the week. She will be in classrooms of students from ages 3-12. She is really excited, The orientation at my school was just for new teachers. It had the usually procedural run-around but we also had to take part in a 2 day Thai cultural workshop. This is required by the Thai government and we learned everything from Thai words, to Thai history
The place is called Siam Niramit and the theaters claim to fame is that it has the Guiness Book of World Records certified highest theater stage in the world. Whatever. Now everybody who lives in Myrtle Beach already has seen places similar to this if you have been to Dixie Stampede or Medieval Times. The only difference is that the dinning area is seperate from the show area. The show area is a huge theater auditorium. And although this is a tourist place, it isnt some korney civil war reenactment type show beacuse the culture and practices displayed at this place, STILL are being used in the Thai countryside. Pretty sweet. Anyways when we got off the bus, we were greeted by some beautiful Thai Puyee (Women) who gave us flowers. We then were paraded through the gift shop area until we came to a big courtyard. The courtyard area was fairly empty besides a few stone elephants, so we headed up stairs to the buffet area. It was massive and the food was delicious. They had everything from chicken tenders to Tom Yum to sushi. It was great
When the show was over, our friends Daniel and Arina told us about a really cool bar at the top of a hotel in downtown Bangkok. So we headed to the State Tower hotel and headed up to the bar. Now this place is serious, the treatment is nothing like we are used to in the states. There were two people greeting us when we got off the elevator and basically had assistants follow us the whole time we were in route to this place
We then headed to the very top bar known as The Dome . Now this place really did seem like the 123rd floor (actually it was the 63rd). This place also had the red carpet treatment and we really felt like royalty. This bar too was outside and had a dome at the one end of it similar to the CCU atheneum. Next to the dome was a lit staircase that led to the outside bar. This bar was raised up over the glass walls of the hotel so when you were sitting at it it seemed like you were floating above the city. It really was breathtaking and we could really see just how huge the city is. Anyways the bar was pretty packed so we only stayed for a few drinks and handful of pictures.
We all left the hotel and took the final skytram of the night.
We can not thank you enough for all of your prayers and good wishes. Thanks for keeping up with us. We miss our family and friendsdd so bad but are really settling in and enjoying life here. Cant wait till you all can come and visit! Until next week.....sawadee khrup, sawadee Kaa.
Lauren and Jason :D:D