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... and heading out! Whether you call it flying the coop, leaving the den, blowing a pop stand, or any other colorful metaphor, it is essentially the same and is precisely what I am up to at this juncture in my life. After a summer of limbo at home, I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at Univerity of Tampa - Year One
Good news, everyone! Kelly's blogging days are over! To hear about my first year as a college student, then check out my new blog at: http://kellyfitz.typepad.com/tampa1/ . Peace out! Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2011 at KellyFitz's blog
I just finished listening to "Do You Realize" by the Flaming Lips and it seems like the perfect song to end this blog. That's right: this is it, baby! For this blog anyway. Life does indeed go fast, and it is hard to make those good things last. But they... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2011 at KellyFitz's blog
Every AFS student who goes abroad knows that the situation they enter is only temporary. I was fully aware of that before leaving and reminded myself of it often during the first three months. But once I changed host families, improved my language ability, and got to see more of... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at KellyFitz's blog
It's that time: I am back from travels and am facing the reality that I have just a week left with my host family. Lots to do! Finish the photo album I have been working on since January. Self address and stamp envelopes to encourage communication between me and Thai... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2011 at KellyFitz's blog
The title of this post can (roughly) be read as "chan pen kohn thai laeow", or "I am a Thai person already". And just in time, as I am preparing to leave this wonderful country! But in all seriousness, would I really consider myself to be a Thai person? I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2011 at KellyFitz's blog
Since January I have been working on creating my gift to my host family: an photo album. It has taken awhile but I am finally nearing the end. I have made many trips to the Kodak store, been through many rolls of double-sided tape, and worn many colored pencils down... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2011 at KellyFitz's blog
All my life Christmas has been my favorite holiday. People get together, there is plenty of baking, presents, and warm feelings inside with cold weather outside. I thought it was the best holiday ever. Thought. Now there is a new holiday in my heart: Songkran. Songkran is really the Thai... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2011 at KellyFitz's blog
Attention everyone: please take notice of my amazing new profile picture. This morning I was finally successful in my nine month quest to ride a water buffalo. It feels so good now that it is done. Thanks everyone for your support! Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2011 at KellyFitz's blog
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I didn't remember until my father made a comment on the coincidental timing of my "I can't wait to show this to everyone" post but yes, we do have a fun holiday called April Fool's Day. I was bummed that I was not able to do anything this year but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2011 at KellyFitz's blog
NOTE: I began composing this on April third. I ran out of time and so now I am going to finish. :) First of all, I have just now realized it is April. Which means I can now say that I am leaving NEXT month. Not in 2 or 3... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2011 at KellyFitz's blog
I am now in Sakon Nakhon province, which was about a six-hour bus ride north of Yasothon. Granted, we were on a slow bus that stopped to pick up entirely too many people, so the direct ride home when my parents come to pick us up this weekend should be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2011 at KellyFitz's blog
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A couple of weeks ago I went on a trip to an island in the south with some other AFSers. One evening there was a big party, which I went to to see what beach parties are like. (Being a midwesterner I wouldn't know... we wear hoop skirts and dance... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2011 at KellyFitz's blog
It sounds a littl e sensationalist, but it is true! Let's start with the first one, shall we? My parents both work at the police station, so going there is really no big deal. But this time I had to go to the station in Amnat, a neighboring province. What... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2011 at KellyFitz's blog
What goes up must come down - if you are within a gravitaional field. What goes in must come out - if you are talking about food. What has life must have death - if you aren't a vampire. What has mass must experience a net force - if you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2011 at KellyFitz's blog
Today it's just me and the computer. My parents are at work, Macky's school hasn't closed yet (so that's where he is) and May had to go to school to practice for graduation. Unfortunately I won't be here to see her and my class graduate since I will be in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2011 at KellyFitz's blog
Honestly I don't remember the visa process. So it must not have been too traumatic. I think I mailed my passport, some money, and a form somewhere and then a week or two later I got it back in the mail with a shiny new stamp. I can't really say... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2011 at KellyFitz's blog
I just counted on the calendar and I have exactly 11 weeks left until I... you know. Geez typing this I'm getting tears pricking my eyes. Then again I am listening to a sad song which wouldn't help, but still... GAH! Man up! I knew I'd have to come back.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2011 at KellyFitz's blog
On my applications and whenever someone asked "Why Thailand?", I gave the usual response of "Why not?". I would say I'm interested in the culture; the language is cool; I like the weather; vegetarians can survive there; I've only heard good things about it; stuff like that. That is all... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2011 at KellyFitz's blog
I like to go to the village temple (called Wat Nong Faek ). I go pretty often, for several reasons. - It's good exercise. It is maybe a good mile and a half walk there and back. Some days I take the bike if I would rather spend more time... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2011 at KellyFitz's blog
I just received an e-mail from the mother of an AFSer who will be coming to Thailand on April 1. I thought it would be worthwhile to post the response for others to see who may also have similar questions regarding Thailand. First of all: don't be anxious. You may... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2011 at KellyFitz's blog
What do they all have in common? Nothing except they are on my mind right now. :) - I was just in a bookstore looking for a new cartoon book that is meant for older readers. A lot of the available books are cute-sy things from Korea with eductional digressions... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2011 at KellyFitz's blog
... I brought the Illinois picture book my grandma sent me for Christmas (which I regifted to my host family) to school to show my friends where I come from. I was able to look through it several times and explain anything they had questions about. Then when they were... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2011 at KellyFitz's blog
I recently wrote a letter for a scholarship at my university. The prompt was something like "Explain your interest in the scholarship and describe your future plans in the field of world affairs." Since I have written and polished it and the deadline has passed, I figure I might as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2011 at KellyFitz's blog
Ah, it's good to be back in Yasothon! It feels like I wasn't gone for two weeks, which is nice. The trip to the south was even nicer! Satun is fabulous - the island was amazing. The water was that beatiful turquoise that you see in postcards and the sands... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2011 at KellyFitz's blog