Hello. My name is Sarisa or you can call me Gam. I live with my big family. I am a student in the northern part of Thailand. There are 4 members in my family. My father is kind and gentle. He is a manager at our farm. My mother is a businesswoman and she also works at the farm. My older brother was an exchange student and studied in Utah, USA for 1 year. My family owns a pig farm. This farm is quite big with more than 2,000 workers. We love listening to music. My siblings and me, we are friends. We talk, play games, cook meals, do homework, exercise and share feeling together. I am very close with my family because they always give me good advice when I have problems.
On weekday morning, I usually get up at 6:40 A.M. and have breakfast at 7:30 A.M. with my family. My school starts at 8 o’clock, my morning classes start from 8:30 A.M. until noon and then I have lunch with my friends at the school canteen. After that I study again until 4:00 P.M. At 5 o’clock I have dinner with my friends and I have extra English class for 2 hours, from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Although people said that English language is difficult, I think it’s not too hard for me to improve my English skills. Then I go back home, do my homework and review the lessons. Sometimes I play games and listen to music before I go to sleep at 11 o’clock.
On my weekend, I often get up at 8 o’clock and have breakfast at 8:30 A.M. After that I go to take some extra tutorial classes such as Science, Mathematics and English with my friends. Then we have lunch together and study again until 3 o’clock. I go back home, do my homework and practice my ukulele skill with my brother. We always have dinner together and we usually go riding around market, play table tennis and play badminton with them. Before I go to sleep each night, I always chat with my friends.
I always wash dishes and clean my room every day. I like to cook fried rice with shrimp because I really like seafood especially shrimp. My mom is good at cooking. So I feel wonderful when I eat my mom’s dishes.
My school is quite big and beautiful. There are a lot of trees and flowers that make me happy all day. Now, I am studying in Science-Mathematics program. I study in this program because I think I’m good at mathematics and the reason why I like this subject because mathematics shows me that everything has its own reason and it’s not too hard to learn. My school always gives students opportunities to show their abilities and I am one of those students who always participate in competitions and bring not only reputation to my school, but also happiness and pride to my beloved family. I have so many awards especially the award of basketball competition. This competition is about testing sport skills and I also received a regional 1st award.
If I have problems, first I will try to solve them by myself. I will ask for help when they are really out of my hand. I am an optimistic person, so I don’t have that many problems to solve. As I have been studying the school where it is far from my house so I have to wake up every morning and I have to make the decision what to do with my life.
My inspiration to be an exchange student is to get experience, learn new different culture, do everything that I can’t do in Thailand, learn new language, meet new friends and have a second family.
American people are kind and gentle. I think the weather there is nice and it is a modern country with good surroundings. I want to ride a bicycle everywhere. I think that during 10 months in USA, I will face the wonderful things in my life and those things in USA are waiting for me to discover. So I am very excited and delighted to go. Now I am studying English language with my English teacher and sometimes learn from the internet by myself. When I learn it, I try to repeat the word and I download application about English language in my phone so I can listen to it every time I want. I also improve my English skills by listening English songs and watching English movies with no subtitle and try to understand them because I think English is important for me to use in my daily life. Moreover, I try to learn more about how to cook Thai food to show our Thai tradition to USA people.
I would like to know and learn the difference between Thai and American education. My favorite subject is mathematics but I don’t like science. I know that USA is the leader in technology, engineering, innovation and science. I want to study there to improve my mathematics and my science skills. In the future, I would like to be a veterinarian because I enjoy studying about animal and biology. I wish my family will be proud of my success.
By the end of this letter, thank you a lot for taking your time to read my letter. I’m looking forward to hearing good news from you soon.