The Peer Counselor Course began early today. It was a great relief that I have completed one course. Some of the participants who will not be attending today’s course left for their countries respectively yesterday. Three were from Malaysia and two from the Philippines. The rest of us will be here for another eight-day course. Peer counseling is another component that is crucial in allowing disabled persons to regain their dignity and self-worth in preparation to their independent living in the community.
Yesterday being a free day, I went to the famous MBK shopping mall in Bangkok. Bargaining is a skill that I do not possess and I guess that I must have paid too much for some of the items that I bought. Now I know the feeling of foreign tourists being sharked in Petaling Street in Kuala Lumpur and at Kek Lok Si Temple bazaar in Penang. What I like most about are the distinctly unique Thai fabrics. The elephants motif are creatively integrated into the design. All said, many of the items available here are quite similar to those back home.
The good thing being in Bangkok here is that I get to speak to Wuan almost every night. She calls me at 10pm every evening. That solves some of the feelings of missing her to some extent. I have made it through eight days of hectic schedule. Another nine days more before I will be back to the comforting arms of Wuan. Nine days more…
Blogged at APCD, Bangkok.
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