So we have been a bit unhappy with parts of our situation here in Thailand (read past blog post if you have no idea what im talking about) but in no way do we want to give up and go home. So what options does that leave us? Well, we could suck it up and just deal, or we can try and find our selves a better situation.
We have decided to do the latter, to improve and be happy, not just deal with it. About a month ago me, Jeff and Smash took a trip to this little beach town about three hours south of Bangkok called Hua Hin. It was AWESOME. This town was what we were hoping all along out time in Thailand would be like. A sleepy little Thai town right on the beach surrounded by jungle. This are beautiful sandy beaches, good food, about a 30 min ride from the jungles, and lots of other farangs to talk to in the city. As soon as we got back Smash found her self a job there and has since moved there. We have decided to follow suite. We emailed our resumes out to as many schools as we could find. Until last weekend we hadn't heard anything. I was getting a little worried that this wasn't going to happen, that we were just going to have to deal.
Last weekend Jeff, me, and our new friend Resa took a trip down to visit Smash. The trip was so much fun! Smash knew of a near by farang bar with a bunch of other farang teachers who we ended up staying out all night with (till 6am). We also learned of this awesome little Mexican food restaurant owned by REAL MEXICANS! So excited. Jeff and I have really been missing the food from back home. The next night we went to the restaurant and the food was AMAZING. Hand made corn tortillas with shrimp rancheros. So good. After dinner we went next door to the farang bar from the night before. While there, more and more farang teachers showed up, it was a blast to meet new people and have good conversations. While there a friend of Smash's asks her "do you know of anyone looking for a teaching job? We have three positions open." When she told me this I started to hope again. To hope that we really would get to move and start to really enjoy our time here.
Sunday night when we got back to the Chach we emailed Smash our resumes and the next day she dropped them off for us. Wednesday morning we got a call from a teacher at the school asking when we could come in for an interview!
Now I know we could still not get the jobs, but I have allowed my self to really hope that this is going to happen. We leave tonight to go back down to Hua Hin for an interview tomorrow. Send good thoughts our way!
Hua Hin beach