ABQ in Thailand for a Teaching Mission!


Do you like my pose? ABQ Blog Author at Le Petit Cafe in Chiangrai City, Thailand...

Do you like my pose? ABQ Blog Author at Le Petit Cafe in Chiangrai City, Thailand…

Dear ABQ Readers:

Sawasdee kaaaa!

Just want to tell you why this blog has been EXTREMELY quiet when the biggest event in the UNIVERSE is taking place in Russia. It’s because I’m on a teaching mission to Thailand at a Christian media school called Media Light. Been here since the end of October and will stay til the 3rd week of November 2013.

Click here to see the Facebook of MediaLight and find out more about the school!

Very much like an international beauty pageant, people from all over the world come to participate in Media Light. The students spend 2 months in Chiangrai City, Thailand learning how to make viral videos and short documentaries. My husband Ron and I teach voicing, audio for video and blogging. This year we have students from Britain, Cambodia, Italy, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Thailand, Uzbekistan, and USA. All we need now is a stage, a make-up artist and bikinis to have our own pageant here! (Panalo ang ‘Pinas for sure! LOL!)

MediaLight Batch 5.0 Students!

MediaLight Batch 5.0 Students!

This is an annual commitment that Ron and I have made and it’s part of our Christian walk to teach and serve others. To be honest, it feels like a big sacrifice not writing about Miss Universe. Duty before beauty, right? But this sacrifice is extremely small compared to what other have done for the faith, so at the end of the day, I close my eyes with thankfulness in my heart because I am blessed beyond what I deserve!

But I haven’t been completely absent from writing! I was able to send off 3 articles to Rappler which you can read if you click on the links below:

Ariella Arida: Tough Contender in 2013 Miss Universe

3 Filipinas in 2013 Miss Universe

My Miss Universe 2013 Predictions (I have 21 girls in my list of favorites including Ariella Arida in the Top 5)

Meantime, scroll down to see photos of our teaching sessions and the sights we’ve seen so far.

Krap kung kaaaa and love you all…

Joyce

Day 1 of Class at MediaLight... Topic - Power of Sound and Voice...

Day 1 of Class at MediaLight… Topic – Power of Sound and Voice… That’s Ron on the top left corner. I’m in the red shirt in the bottom left photo.

Day 2. Voicing Workshop.

Day 2. Voicing Workshop. Days 3-5 focus more on audio for video which Ron teaches.

Spent 3 days in Mae Salong, a mountaintop in Chiangrai Province which is right inside what used to be called the Golden Triangle.

Spent 3 days in Mae Salong, a mountaintop in Chiangrai Province which is right inside what used to be called the Golden Triangle.

While in Mae Salong, I did find time to finally look over all 86 Miss Universe 2013 contestants. This place is Sweet Mae Salong Coffeeshop in Mae Salong, Chiangrai, Thailand

While in Mae Salong, I did find time to finally look over all 86 Miss Universe 2013 contestants. This place is Sweet Mae Salong Coffeeshop in Mae Salong, Chiangrai, Thailand

Visited an Akha Tribe in Mae Salong. I brought a badminton set for the kids which they LOVED! Aren't these children the most beautiful thing you've ever seen...

Visited an Akha Tribe in Mae Salong. I brought a badminton set for the kids which they LOVED! Aren’t these children the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen… note the tee that I’m wearing 🙂

MediaLight classes always start with God time. 30 mins of Praise and Worship before lessons begin!

MediaLight classes always start with God time. 30 mins of Praise and Worship before lessons begin!

MediaLight takes fitness seriously! Every afternoon at 530 the students (and us teachers) go to the old Chiangrai Airport to play Frisbee until the sun goes down...

MediaLight takes fitness seriously! Every afternoon at 530 the students (and us teachers) go to the old Chiangrai Airport to play Frisbee until the sun goes down…

My bum right knee prevents me from playing Frisbee with my class but it doesn't stop me from excercising! This is a Sunset Aerobics class, Thai Style, also on the old Chiangrai Airfield...

My bum right knee prevents me from playing Frisbee with my class but it doesn’t stop me from excercising! This is a Sunset Aerobics class, Thai Style, also on the old Chiangrai Airfield…

A quiet moment at the Le Meridien in Chiangrai...

A quiet moment at the Le Meridien in Chiangrai…

We love teachign at Media Light because the school is in the middle of nature. This is the guest house for the teachers and right next to the house is God's beautiful creation!

We love teaching at Media Light because the school is in the middle of nature. This is the guest house for the teachers and right next to the house is God’s beautiful creation!

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