Elle Visits Five Asian Countries on Students’ Exchange (The 41st Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program SSEAYP) Part VI – The Country Program in Indonesia (On-Land Activities)

Indonesia was the last port of call in the 41st SSEAYP. After the usual drill of welcoming ceremony, then courtesy call, I remember how the welcome dinner was special. It had a very big variety of Indonesian food and a 3-minute cultural performance by each contingent. I was one of the performers for Myanmar’s Pathein Read More …

Elle Visits Five Asian Countries on Students’ Exchange (The 41st Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program SSEAYP) Part V – The Country Program in Cambodia (On-Land Activities)

The time to talk about the country program in Cambodia has come! This came in the middle of the SSEAYP and was a very impressive welcome, to tell the truth. After the welcome ceremony at Shianouk Ville Port and lunch onboard, the blast that was the interaction with the local youths came. We went in Read More …

Elle Visits Five Asian Countries on Students’ Exchange (The 41st Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program SSEAYP) Part IV – The Country Program in Brunei (On-Land Activities)

I’m going to share with you in this post about all the major blast I had during the homestay program in Brunei. It was our second port of call in the 41st SSEAYP. I got to be the lucky member of the famed “Twenty Family”. During the pre-departure camp training, we were told of how Read More …

Elle Visits Five Asian Countries on Students’ Exchange (The 41st Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program SSEAYP) Part III – The Country Program in Japan (On-Land Activities)

Like I said in my two previous posts about SSEAYP, we got to visit five Asian countries with the program. In each of the countries, we are thrown welcome receptions, visited the institutions fit for our respective discussion group themes and participated in the most memorable HOMESTAY PROGRAMS. Through these activities, we gain new cultural Read More …

Elle Visits Five Asian Countries on Students’ Exchange (The 41st Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program SSEAYP) Part- II (The Onboard Activities)

SSEAYP is so action-packed that I need to dedicate one article just for the onboard activities. From morning calls to farewell festivals, prepare to be blown away by the schedule of 41st SSEAYP. From these activities, minds were enriched, the most special kind of friendships were made, horizons were broadened and dreams were enlivened! First, Read More …

Elle Visits Five Asian Countries on Students’ Exchange (The 41st Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program SSEAYP) Part- I (About Pre-Departure Camp Training)

Do you believe in the power of student exchanges? For me, after two major exchanges, I am now a firm believer. My first reason is that they changed me and the second reason is that they changed my life. And the Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program or SSEAYP is a glorious program Read More …

Elle Has Cruised Upper Myanmar Once with Irrawaddy Voyages

Traveling by cruise is something quite rare and considered expensive in Myanmar… . In other countries, adults and elders do it as a means of luxury travel and it’s quite a good business. The price range starts from $3,000-$4000 for a four days cruise! Luckily, I did it once and now I want to share Read More …

Elle and Public Speaking

So, the title of my post is public speaking! Why would I want to write about it and give advice? Am I a certified public speaking professional? Have I enough experience with it to share? I can’t say for sure… simply because I want so much to do it? My burning passion about public speaking Read More …

How Elle Lost 30 Pounds in 1 Month: The Ultimate Weight Loss Story

Well…well, weight loss seems to be a common goal these days around the world! With fast food taking its toll and becoming the lifestyle of today, earthlings keep gaining weight more and more! It’s not just the thing with fast food but also the changing working and lifestyle patterns, which are causing obesity and similar Read More …

Elle’s Fabulously Fashionable Big Sister

Thinking to celebrate the special bond between you and your sister… by writing about her? Well, …you’d only do that when she’s your best friend, an essential part of your life and an angel to you, right?! My sister, Aye Mon Thi is all of those to me and this post is about her with Read More …