Coup d’état for Humanity

Entirely buried under my duvet, hugging this mosquito killer tennis racquet tonight, as I tend to do many nights, I began to wonder what my life has become. Not only does the fear of giant mozzie bites pervade my every thought and nightmare, but it has surely been realized in the 25 or so painfully irritating red mounds inflicting all regions of my body. Is my very being what I must sacrifice in order to “find myself” in Thailand? Must I cower in fear every single night, obsessively apply minty itch-relief cream every morning and toil with spraying on organic/pesticide-free/environmentally-safe bug repellent every day or shall I defend my right, humanity’s right, to live freely in the pursuit of happiness without misery according to life-affirming values in an uprising against the oppressive ruthless regime of the cruel Bloodsuckers? I say to thee! Let us band together and not let life affect us, but let us affect our lives. We must and shall take back that which belong to us, our body, our blood, our soul. Annihilate the species, for peace and for freedom.

About redmudstain

An American Expat in Chiang Mai, Thailand ​ Not willing to settle down just yet - I'm only in my mid-twenties after all - I took a leap across the big big pond and fell onto Thai soil. Well, it was a little less spontaneous than that... ​ After a grueling application process, Princeton in Asia bestowed upon me a one-year fellowship with The Life Skills Development Foundation in Chiang Mai. A renowned child rights non-profit foundation in Northern Thailand, TLSDF is giving me the opportunity to research critical social issues, travel across field sites in the nation's upper regions, converse with the international human rights community and of course, learn Thai! ​ This is my life - the beauty, struggle, culture shock and adventure - in the charming city of Chiang Mai. Blog: UPDATE: Chiang Mai got me for 2 years!

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