About Bangkok

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I have been meaning to update my blog for awhile, but am the frantic throes of trying to finish my capstone project (details of which I will post when I am finished), attending millions of meetings, and leading a few workshops at primary schools (hooray!).

In between the piles of work I’m meant to be doing, I’m still finding time to do some traveling and enjoying my time in Singapore. Even though I have been here for 6 months, there are so many things I haven’t seen.

I recently had my birthday and decided to go an adventure to celebrate it, so I spent the first week of July in Bangkok. I had a fantastic time exploring the city and taking side trips with my friend Hannah to the River Kwai and nearby floating markets.

Loved it.

One of the most compelling things about Bangkok is the Thai people – warm, friendly, and courteous. I met many people during my travels who went out of their way to provide directions, a smile, and recommendations for a good place to eat.

I will definitely travel there again.

I will be back in the United States on 7 August. It’s hard for me to fathom my experience in Singapore is coming to an end, but in some ways, it’s just beginning.

Here are some photos from my trip to Bangkok:

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Intergenerational Drama Program Video

I am pleased to announce that I finally figured out how to upload the video we made about the intergenerational drama program at Victoria Junior College. It took me a month and abiut a hundred different tries, but this seems to work…

Please take a look, share it with your friends, enjoy. I hope you find it to be inspiring; I think it does a good job of capturing the essence of the project.

You can find it here:
Intergenerational Drama Program Video

Lights out Wonderland

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The other night I attended a performance of “Lights out Wonderland,” an original play written by young people participating in the Little Arts Academy Young Actors Anonymous troupe.

I have met the troupe members a few times since I have been in Singapore, and I led a workshop for them in May. They are a wonderful group of young people, and they did a nice job with this performance.It’s been fun to see how they have developed as performers over the past few months.

The show was performed outdoors at Singapore’s newest attraction, Gardens By the Bay, in the Super Tree Grove. Performing outdoors is always challenging, but the students captured the audience’s attention and filled the space well.

Gardens By the Bay is a really cool space – a haven for photographers, with really interesting public art details, enormous illuminated trees, and a variety of spaces celebrating the outdoors. I can’t wait to go back.

From the Gardens, you can walk to Marina Bay Sands. Amazingly, as I was headed towards the train, I was able to see a fireworks display (practice for National Day) aaanand, the light / water show at Marina Bay Sands. I kept thinking – am I really seeing this? Quite inspiring and interesting artwork in many different fashions.

Some photos from these amazing experiences…

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