Friday, September 20, 2013

Oh.. Uttaraditt

It's been a while since the last I've posted here. The last thing  I remembered was the time  I've made a decision to move and try a different place. It's indeed a crazy decision. But just like what my friend said... "life's a bitch"! It bites you in the ass sometimes. lol... Forgive and forget and move on with life, yet sometimes memories will haunt you back and you can't do anything about it. 

To cut this short, we were assigned to help someone in an essay writing competition. Surprisingly, she needed to write something about her place, and lo and behold, she was from the same crib where I was before.

“My Town”
“Round my hometown, memories are fresh
Round my hometown, ooh, the people I've met
Are the wonders of my world, are the wonders of my world”

These are famous lines from my favorite song and it reminds me of my lovely hometown. I was born in Uttaraditt, a place in the northern Thailand. There are numerous reasons why I would consider myself lucky to be from my town. First and foremost, my town was blessed with an abundance of natural resources and due to its somewhat central demographic location, going to different cities and other prominent places in Thailand is very easy and convenient.
Aside from that, life in Uttaraditt is extremely laid back and the people are very warm and welcoming. It is easy to move around and see different landmarks because you could ask for directions from anyone whom you may happen to come across. The environment is conducive for learning because of the prestigious schools and universities that the city has to offer. It is indeed a lovely place to call home. People have a sense of hospitality and most of them are cheerful givers. Almost everyone greets one another and the environment is always friendly. Furthermore, although the town is a bit far Bangkok, children are able to inculcate knowledge. As one strolls around town, they can definitely sense that there is no segregation in Uttaraditt. The gap between the rich and the poor is nonexistent here. A gentleman with a BMW or Mercedes could sit along street and eat dinner with common folks and this would be nothing out of the ordinary.

For those of you interested in nature, the largest Teak Tree in the world happily resides in Uttaraditt! However, the tallest and oldest Teak Tree in the world is the Kannimara Teak located India; but as for the largest, this one happily sits in the Tree Forest National Park in Nam Pat District, Uttaraditt. It has an approximate age of 1,511 years and measures in at a massive 37 meters in height and 6.57 meters in diameter. It is a must see if you are ever in town!
Another lovely and breathtaking scene in town is the Sirikit Dam. The dam was created for irrigation and to supply electricity, but its beautiful characteristics capture people’s attention when they visit. People from out of town  can rent and ride bicycles and even surf the North part of the dam to see "Lake Suriian Moon."

I often go home during weekends because I miss my family and my town. What even surprised me the last time I went there was that I happened to see a lot of foreigners enjoying their stay in Uttaraditt.  This place is like an oasis!  One could completely take a sit back and relax here and enjoy their stay. Everything in my place is just stunning and spectacular and I could not ask for more. Though it’s small and simple, it has been nesting and hiding a beauty so unique and wonderful. I really do appreciate it.