Why is this blog named as "Online Memory Museum"?
Before anything else, let's define the word "museum". According to Merriam- Webster Dictionary, a museum is 'an institution devoted to the procurement, care, study, and display of objects of lasting interest or value'. I added the word 'online' because this museum can only be accessed virtually. Truly, this website is devoted to store my memories and experiences that I really treasure, like an extension of what remains in my mind.
As much as I want to keep all of these experiences in my brain forever, our memories fade, whether we like it or not. That is the reason why I exerted so much effort in creating this memory museum. I wanted to preserve the memories I treasure all throughout the SEA Teacher Project. It contains brief descriptions of the project itself, the university where I stayed, the places we've been, the things we did and many more. Yes, this may merely be a "blog" for others, but for me, I call it my "Online Memory Museum".
Why did I apply in the SEA Teacher Project of SEAMEO?
I believe that this is a great learning experience for me as a pre-service teacher. I wanted to enlighten myself of new things when it comes to cultural identities, beliefs and my subject matter. I also wanted to practice my communication and collaboration skills especially on how to deal with people who are a lot different that me. Most importantly, I joined this project to better understand who I am, more than just being a teacher, by entering a whole new world far from home, far from my comfort zone. It takes a lot of courage to face whatever is coming my way while proving I am a committed, competent and compassionate individual of the world where I am now.
I wrote a daily Journal for my 30-day stay in Thailand. These entries were chronologically organized with pictures and videos that serves as displays for exhibit in my Memory Museum.