Summer of 2018

From participating in the global round of LAB (Learning Across Borders) in Hanoi, Vietnam to a three days of vacation in Bagan, Myanmar, you could say my summer had been quite busy and eventful…

Hello everyone! It’s me Sabri, and I’m back with more tales of my summer for this year! It has only been a few weeks since I got back from my two exhausting trips, so let me describe all the vivid details before they slowly diminish from my memory.

A group of students from Thalun were chosen to compete in a non-profit educational organization called Learning Across Borders in Hanoi, Vietnam and a total of seven groups were chosen by the LAB staff. Our one week stay in Hanoi had been stressful, fun, and memorable; from making friends across the globe to preparing ourselves and the boards for the competition. There was always a friendly atmosphere that lifted everybody’s mood. We had each others’ back since the day of arrival to the last day of competition and cheered up our friends who felt down.

Suffice it to say, Thalun came back to Yangon not only with certificates and gold medals hanging around our necks, we came back with pride, recognition, teamwork, and the knowledge the program had bestowed on us.

 

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The Awarding Ceremony

 

After my trip to Vietnam, I was surprised to hear I would be going to Bagan with my family. Although exhausted from the prior trip, I was reassured by my sisters that this vacation would take only three days. I was ecstatic since my grandparents would also be coming along and all my fatigue disintegrated.

To keep it short, we visited famous pagodas and temples such as the Ananda Temple, Shwesandaw Pagoda, Thatbyinnyu Temple and so on. We listened to our 8-year-old guides as they recited the famous history behind the ancient ceilings and walls, our bare feet walking across the scorching floor. My sisters and I had our very first henna tattoos which sadly got washed off after the first day.

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Henna

Well, I hope I didn’t bore you with my tales. If you’re interested in LAB, I have a short video that I will post below along with a few links for you to peruse. That’s it for my summer blog and see you in the next post!

Links:

LAB Official Page

LAB Facebook Page

LAB Introdcution Trailer

 

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