|| Date of birth: Sep 20,
I love cycling! I used
to cycle to school everyday, for five years, in Sukhothai. I was
an A.F.S. Exchange Student, and got a scholarship to study in Chilton
High School in Wisconsin, U.S.A. for a year in Grade 12. I met students
from more than 30 countries and had valuable experience with them.
We exchanged ideas and learned much about each other's country.
I have dreamed about travelling
around the world for years. I traveled to Korea, U.S.A., Canada,
China, and have yearned to visit other countries around the world.
I would like to discover and understand the people around the world;
to see how they live, what they eat, what are their cultures. I
would like to befriend them. This was my biggest dream and goal.
One day, Mou and I joined
the Sanamluang project in helping promote the fight against drug
abuse. We met Mr. Sabastien and his girlfriend who had cycled from
Netherland to Bangkok for the second time. He related to us his
experience in cycling the countries he traversed. We asked him which
country he liked cycling through the most. His answer was, "Laos".
We were surprised to hear that. I suppose we did not expect and
appreciate Laos to be the place of great adventure because it was
so near to us. We thought that a country far away would be more
exotic to cycle through.
After speaking to Mr. Sabastiean,
Mou and I decided to make Laos our first try in cycling long distance.
That would be the experimental ground to test our abilities, endurance
and enthusiasm for world travel. So we set out to Laos as planned.
We found our trip to be extremely adventurous, exciting and enjoyable.
The children we met along the way were the hightlights of our trip.
They would run after us and great us with, "Sabai-dee!" (This is
like saying "Hi" in their language.)
I am now ready to cycle
around the world. I have experienced cycling different terrains.
I have done long uphills and downhills, rough roads, forests, and
mountains. I have also cycled through poor weather conditions.
Loas was good training
ground for Mou and me. We often had to carry our bicycles as the
hills were too long and steep. Once we encountered a hill that was
20 kilometers long. Fortunately, I'm blessed with good health and
am physically fit enough to perform such tasks. My wish and passion
is to bicycle around the world, at least once in my lifetime. I
will do everything I can to accomplish it. I will be very happy
and proud if I can fulfill my mission, and serve my country the
Mou and I are good traveling
partners. We have cycled many places together. We are complementary
to each other, and are able to support each other's strengths and
weaknesses. We are also able to compromise our differences to achieve