At first I can't decide whether it's hectic or exciting, but I think I'll settle with exciting, because I'm so looking forward to it.
We've been itching for Bangkok since our initial plan foiled and we went to Singapore instead.
The only thing that has been the barrier for me is moolah. At least I want to save up enough to go on a 1-2 mth trip to Thailand/Cambodia/Laos/Vietnam etc.
But then again, unless I'm going for degree, I'd be walking into the working world, not knowing when is the next time that I'll have enough accumulated leave to take for travel.
Not to mention, it's hard to have a period of time where both of us are free.
Withthese factors combined, I gave into absolute surrender and bowed to the travel bug in me.
Land of Tomyam I come to youuuu!!!! (... also can consider Land of Random Bombings, wtf...)
Five days, possibly 3 cities.
Tickets bought a month ago. No turning back. I still don't have a proper backpacking bag (at the moment, my trips aren't long enough to warrant one) so I'll prolly be carrying a bag that resembles a school bag.
Okay, okay, it IS a school bag, orz.
It's not that sad if you think about it... (I hope?) lol
I think this is the first trip evaaaa with my collmates, hohohoho. I haven't been to Ipoh in my entire life, could you believe that?
Who? Kezia, Seiji and Me.
At first we wanted to go for a road trip on the West Coast (from KL to Penang/Kedah and many stop overs) but it came to naught because of too many problems.
Seiji: Road trip ah... sure get lost.
Me : Nvm, can just roll down the window and ask for directions.
Seiji: Hmm ya
Me : Sekali, the person you ask replies back with "Sawadikap~".
So Ipoh it is.
Ipoh for what? Isn't it obvious?
Yummy yummy I need love in my tummy!
(^ totally Malaysian....)
I'll be going to the AIESEC's MIRACLE Youth Conference!
So far I've only convinced my cousin to go as well. Both of us are skipping the family gathering.
I feel kind of bad, but I'll probably regret more if I didn't go for this.
"Xin chao Gianne, (it means Hello Gianne!)
I'm Tu Ngo, one of the 2 co-leaders for our project (and Misha Tran is the other co-leader), and I'm very happy to inform you that you have been accepted to SEALNet's Project Vietnam 2007!"
Then the feeling..... which I could only describe as jumping through the roof, passing into space and hitting the stars.
Multiple times, can?
Like a goddamn pinball machine.
But this is one overjoyed, deliriously happy rolled-up hippo you'd ever meet at that moment.
In the midst of rushing for my assignment, I made time to fill up the application. Very very surprised when I got that email because I shrunk about 1000 times my size at the experience and skills section of the form. Like a minuscule dust that can only be seen when you shine your torchlight on it.
But I'm so glad that I applied. It didn't hurt to try.
The project is basically about creating a sustainable English program for street children, and I'd also get to hang out with a local high school student and a kid from the 15 May school (where we're volunteering).
At the moment, I'm planning my route to Saigon. Finding the cheapest and something that will be worth it. I'm very keen to take AirAsia to Phnom Penh, then by bus to Saigon. The same route as another Malaysian who is also accepted in this project. It's cheap and the journey would be fantastic!! Cheap, as in RM600 for flight & bus two-way? But then again, only if my ma allows me to do so. =(
I'll write more abt 15 May school soon!