GCW Lisu Lodge and Village

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GCW Lisu Lodge and Village

MS Metaphor

December 18th, 2015 · No Comments · Reflection 2012

My first week in Middle School was really busy I rarely had time in between classes.Also, there are new teachers, new classes, new rules, new friends, and of course new activities. I think that a metaphor is when you compare a thing you don’t really have a clear picture of, with a thing you are sure you now about. The way I chose my metaphor is because since we are in Bangkok and the city was busy and there are a lot of cars, that made me come up with the idea of  choosing a city as my background and the base for my metaphor. The connection of middle school with my metaphor is since  I never came  to middle school, its as if I walk into a city I never visited (except for bridge day.) Another connection, is that middle school is busy and there are a lot of people talking so that compares to cars honking their horn nosily.

 

 

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Recaping on the year in 4th grade

December 18th, 2015 · No Comments · Reflection 2012

I think that the best part about grade 4 was that I was lucky to have a awesome teacher like Ms.Bellone. Ms.Bellone is so nice our class has special privelages like playing games getting homework passes. I think everybody in my class agrees.

I have made lots of friends in the time I have been here and I fit very well my class, I think that having friends is very important in life.

I think that being in 4th grade means quite a lot because next year we are 5th graders at the very top of elemantary school and the little kids look up to us like giants.

A very fun part was the 4th grade book awards we found out which books got voted the winner in there topic it is fun because we did not know who won so it was a surprise.

Bye till next year adam

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December 18th, 2015 · No Comments · Reflection 2012

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Why some areas of the world are richer than others.

December 18th, 2015 · No Comments · Reflection 2012

I think that some areas of the world are richer than others, because of what kind of people live there, and what kind of taxes they pay. In america, the government lives mostly of the taxes of the people. While in richer countries, there are less taxes, indicating that the governments in those areas are poorer. In short, the governments depend on the people to make themselves richer.

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Goals

December 18th, 2015 · No Comments · Reflection 2012

My academic goals

  • To get an A or B on my grade.
  • Learn more about this subject to get good at this.
  • Get more skills to prove this subject. Like writing, spelling, and reading.

My social goal

  • To recognize how the world is going on and how the world will happen in the future.

My personal goal

  • To learn more vocabularies to get good of English. And especially don’t forget my homework.

 

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December 18th, 2015 · No Comments · Reflection 2012

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GCW Lisu Lodge Reflection – Team Kraichok

August 2nd, 2014 · No Comments · Reflection 2012

I learned that the people in Lisu village always used things from nature and they were so environmental friendly. Lisu people showed me that they used medicines from the flowers they planted, instead of the medicine from the doctors like me. They planted Kamin flowers to make their skin look smoother and whiter, and they also planted Tra-krai plants to make drinks. There were the two other plants they planted, but I couldn’t remember the names, but it helped them get rid of the mosquito’s bites. These people in the village did not really use any electricity things; they did not have lights, computers and only some had televisions. Their houses were made of woods, and all their instruments were made of animal’s (snake’s) skin. Even though they barely had anything, they managed to help the earth. There was one project that Lisu made to help people from stop cutting trees. These people decided to wrap cloth around the tree trunks so whenever anyone decide to cut trees and see the cloth wrapped around, they would not cut the trees since they will think that those trees are holy. I thought their idea was great and I’ve helped the earth by helping them wrap cloth around the tree trunks too. Importantly, I grew a lot from this experience; before when I was at home, my parents would take care of me, but when I was at Lisu Lodge, I had to be the one who took care of myself and the kids there. The kids impressed me a lot at Lisu Lodge, they spoke so nicely and did anything they could to respect me and my friends. From the kids’ behavior, it made my friends and I have more inspiration to do our painting and build semen for the kid’s school. I spent a lot of time painting the kid’s school and built semen for them as best as I could. At first, I expected this trip to be a little boring since it was at a village without any electricity. I thought I would just learn something new from this experience, but would never actually have fun. I proved myself wrong, I’ve met so many new people there that changed my life and made me become a stronger person; the tour guides and the kids. Even though I only met those people for five days, it felt like a year. I became tougher and braver by going up the high hills for three hours without being scared and be safe instead. The hills were so high and dangerous so it made me think that I couldn’t do it at the start. However, from all tour guide’s encouragement and supports, I made it! Right now, I do feel different from what I had before. Before, I thought I could only be happy when I’m surrounded by all the technology and electricity. Right now, I know that happiness comes when I’m actually surrounded by all the people I love and care.

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GCW Lisu Lodge Reflection

August 2nd, 2014 · No Comments · Reflection 2012

This is my first year in high school, thus my first GCW trip. This trip has been amazing and very memorable. It is definitely one of the highlights of my freshmen year. I hadn’t expected this trip to be this remarkable judging by the fact that it is in Changmai, where I have traveled to many times in my life. It was just wonderful having to be with my friends and just to forget about all the stress from school. Furthermore, this trip wasn’t only about enjoying the time with my friends but it was also about learning incredibly about the culture of the hill-tribe people, which made me reflect on myself.

The villagers in the Hill-tribes Lisu, Lahu and Aka live very simple lives. Their houses are close together and they live as if they’re a big family where everyone pretty much knows each other. I got an opportunity to talk to the head of the village and he explained how they honor and respect the Thai king very much. He explained how the king helped lead them out of planting and using opium and led them to plant fruits and coffee trees instead. The lives of the hill-tribe people fit in with the king’s philosophy of sufficient living, living happy lives without depending on money and possessions. The people are happy the way they are because their happiness does not depend on technology or their possessions. The villages don’t have hospitals or clinics, however they are able to create their medicine from herbs and plants. In the Lahu village they generally don’t have electricity and the kids grow up without it. Their parents work all-day and hard; therefore the kids grow up and learn to take care of themselves at a very young age. At the village I met a young girl who was much younger than me, I think about twelve. I saw her at the dance performance and she was carrying a baby on her back. When I met her again at the nursery she was still carrying the baby boy. She had to take care of her baby brother all day. I am guessing because her parents are working and they don’t have time to take care of her baby brother. Not only does she learn how to take care of herself but at the same time taking care of her brother even when going to school.

Through this trip I have learned incredibly about myself. I learned how much I should appreciate my life and how it is compared to other people’s lives in the world such as in these villages where they don’t have electricity or the technology we have. Through this trip I saw how happiness depends on ourselves not on how much we have. The children in the hill-tribes lack the opportunity to have education. I am very glad that I was a part of developing the nursery to support their education. Moreover, actually getting to know and play with the kids making them happy. In this trip, not having internet or electricity made me spend time with my friends and I saw how happiness depends on ourselves; we made each other happy. I didn’t want this trip to end because I enjoyed it extremely. I am glad that this trip is in GCW and I hope that in the future other students can experience what I experienced.

 

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GCW Lisu Lodge Reflection

March 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Reflection 2012

During a week in February, I went to Chiang Mai to participate in the Lisu Lodge, Global Citizenship Week field trip. Prior to the start of GCW, I was sure that this year’s GCW, was going to be a “best for last” experience. I particularly chose this GCW course, because I wanted to experience what it would like to live in a hill tribe culture. I also chose this trip because of the activities, which the course had offered. More importantly, I was looking forward to learning about the hill tribe culture and environmental issues whether it was through mere facts or through experience. Also, I was looking forward to having fun.We eventually did various recreational activities, including biking, white water rafting, and elephant riding. Besides biking, white water rafting, and elephant riding, we also took part in various activities, which helped us understand the environmental issues in Mae Taeng. For example, we took part in an ecological investigation in the water streams at Mae Taeng. The purpose of the ecological investigation was to determine the water quality in the Mae Taeng. This was done by investigating the termidity, temperature, velocity, and water characteristics of the Mae Taeng river. Also, this was done by investigating the invertebrates found in the Mae Taeng river. In general, I learned that pollution affects the water quality in Mae Taeng. While pollution is an environmental issue posed in Mae Taeng, deforestation is prominent in Mae Taeng as well. Through the Himmaphan Project, we took part in planting seeds and bamboo using soil and water, and ordaining trees. The purpose of this, was to help the Himmaphan Project in preventing deforestation. On the other hand, the trip also focused on hill tribe culture.

We particularly spent the week with two different hill tribe cultures, including the Lisu hill tribe and the Lahu hill tribe. We spent part of the week with the Lisu people at Lisu Lodge and part of the week with the Lahu people at the Lahu outpost. Having spent time with both the Lisu and Lahu hilltribes, I learned a lot. I learned that both  the people of the Lisu hill tribe and Lahu hill tribe believe in Animism. In other words, both the people of the Lisu and Lahu hill tribe believe in superstitions. I also learned that both the Lisu and Lahu hill tribe emigrated to Thailand from different places. For example, the Lisu hill tribe emigrated to Thailand from Tibet, while the Lahu hill tribe emigrated from Burma. Besides the facts, I was able to witness  the culture of both Lisu and Lahu. The Lisu and Lahu wore clothes that were distinct from each other. Also, the dances in which the Lisu and Lahu hill tribe performed were different as well. Nonetheless, the hill culture experience allowed me to make connections with the lifestyle at home. Furthermore, we were able to give and share with the hill tribe cultures, especially through community service. We built a cement floor for the nursery at Lahu and painted for the nursery at Lisu.

Overall, this year’s Global Citizenship Week, can be described as another learning experience. After spending one week in Mae Taeng, and other areas in the north, I learned a lot about both environmental issues and hill tribe culture. More importantly, throughout the course of the week, I learned a lot from other people, including the Lisu and Lahu people, and other high school students. Even though I won’t be able to participate in another GCW trip, I hope what I learned will be useful later on. For now, it’s a “best for last.”

 

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