The writing staff of Peace Corps Thailand Magazine would like to introduce ourselves…
We’re Back!: Letter from the Editor
In March 2020, the Peace Corps evacuated over 7,000 volunteers worldwide. On April 3, 2023 the first full group of volunteers in Thailand since then was sworn in.
Then and Now
There will be slumps and highs and faster and slower points, but for now, things are good. I won’t say I’m adjusted, only that I’m adjusting.
Post-Undergrad Adulting: My Reality
Ruhamaiah Bradley, 130 TESS An RPCV (Returned Peace Corps Volunteer) from back home once described Peace Corps as, “the hardest job you’ll ever love.” Quite the popular slogan and definitely on the […]
Michael Marano, 129 TESS River rise, carry me back home. I cannot remember the way. River rise, carry me back home. I surrender today. – India.Arie After years of drifting, too afraid […]
#JournalEntry: That Time I Got a Tattoo in Thailand
Berline Exume, 130 TESS On July 12, I walked into a tiny tattoo shop, and proceeded to mark my body. If you would have asked me a few years ago about whether […]
Natalie Garro, 129 TESS There is nothing beautiful about the way the rain bugs come in swarms, land on my skin, thick bodies and skittering legs crawling over my flesh. They throw […]
Are We Thai Yet?
Megan Cindric, 129 YinD When you try to learn a new language, there’s a transition point where you don’t just talk in the target language, you also start to think in it. […]
Michael “Beaux” Mudd, 128 TCCS Recently, I was sitting in the office at school working on flash cards to give to my counterpart. In the office with me was our school’s principal […]
Michael Marano, 129 TCCS “There’s nothing left… Just love. That’s all there is. Love.” * When I heard that it was my dad who said those words I was alarmed. Not only […]
Creating YOUR Space
Natalie Garro, 129 TCCS Hey, there! My name is Natalie Garro, and I’m a TCCS 129 volunteer here in Peace Corps Thailand. I’m not quite sure how to introduce myself, so I […]
A Day in the Life
Sticky Rice Staff, 2017-2018 This quarter, instead of a theme we decided to try something new. The staff and contributors at Sticky Rice voted on a prompt which various members of our […]
Michael “Beaux” Mudd, 128 TCCS Shortly after arriving at my site in Kanchanaburi, I decided to go for a bike ride. Leaving my host family’s house I went past the fields of […]
Not Taking It On
Michael Marano, 129 TCCS There are a lot of things you don’t have to take on. – June Diane Before I joined the Peace Corps I assumed that I would be cut […]
Jolly Fat Guy
Michael “Beaux” Mudd, 128 TCCS It’s Christmas time in the village. Preparations are in full effect at Ban Samyod for this year’s Christmas celebration. Students are creating Christmas cards, wrapping fake presents, […]