When my life at Thammasat University began, I got to meet many students from different schools, different provinces, and different countries! One of my close friends at that time introduced me to some of the exchange students, whom he had been hanging out with, from Germany. It was the first group of exchange students that I met. Knowing those people led me to know PLENTY more foreign students who took courses in my college and that was how the fun part of my life began!!
I got invited to party with them. It started by just drinking at the bar in the first weeks, some birthday parties in the following weeks, then crazier parties in the dorms. By hanging out with them, I came to the realization of how much I had known nothing about parties before. Also, what I learnt from spending some time with them was maturity. And this maturity was what I got from learning to be open, to adjust myself into a different community, and to accept the differences of cultures. Moreover, I also received one thing that is better than anything from them. It is what we call 'friendship.' I got a big chance in my life to know Jeff, Kohki, Yusaku, Changju, Yongchae, Yochan, and Kia.
These friends inspire me to travel more and more. Since they are all back to where they are from (France, Japan, Korea, and USA), I have been missing them so much that I want to go to their countries and visit them so we can talk and dance and laugh together again.
Recently, with the amount of money that I had been saving for making trips, I traveled to France to visit Jeff. More excitement came to me when I knew that Yochan and Kia would also travel to Europe that summer to visit us! I remember every single moment that we spent together since the first day in Paris that we had a long walk from Champs-Élysées to grab japanese lunch at the Avenue de l'Opéra, evening drink at Les Qauis de la Seine, overnight party in Pau's room and etc.
Even though now we are not in the same country anymore (actually not even in the same continent), we still keep in touch and find some chances to call each other talking about the saddest and happiest stories.
I always look forward to seeing them all again...