Mia is a true Northern Thai girl. Her grandmother is a Shan from Burma, and her grandfather is from Mae Hong Sorn Thailand. She’s very proud of her Shan and Thai heritage, but after spending 25 years in the mountains of Northern Thailand, Mia decided to fly to the other side of the world.
Six years later, she realized that 25 years of learning English in Thai schools was nothing compared to the 6 years of practicing English 24/7 in the United States. Now, she dreams in English and even swears in English! For example, she swore at a Thai guy who ran the red light and almost scratched her car. She believes she can swear in English and not feel as bad as in Thai….Hmmmm.
Now Mia is a certified computer geek having shifted her teaching career from offline to totally online for over 6 years. She enjoys working in PJs or pajamas, and the only best way to reach her is through email and Skype.
“Teaching is my passion,sharing my Thai culture and tradition is my love.”
Lani was born in Hawaii, a week after her Thai mother boarded the plane 9 months pregnant from Thailand. So she’s a first generation American, thanks to mom’s loose fitting dress, altered medical documents and most likely an accepted bribe.
Now plagued with motion sickness, Lani spent her 20s looking for a place called home, from Chico California to Portland Oregon to Durango Colorado and Huntsville Alabama. Finally though, in 2009, she decided to give Thailand a go-go-go.
But she left after 9 months when she couldn’t find proper teaching work, for about 6 months to Cuenca Ecuador! Then she returned because she missed Thailand! OMG!
Thus with the help of Canadians (who knew, right?), Lani found that teaching job she’d been looking for, friends and a home. She blogs about her adventures at Life, the Universe, and Lani (formally Tell-Thai Heart), and she talks about Thailand at Thai Girl Talk.
“Everyone is a teacher.”