From Thailand to New Zealand

Hi all!! My name is Pim. I am an international student studying at Victoria University of Wellington.

I am originally from Bangkok, Thailand and am studying a Bachelor of Science. I’m now in my second year, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Marketing. These two combinations go together really well, and I am really enjoying my course =).

Psychology is the most interesting subject ever!! (really). I started off with a conjoint Degree in Commerce and Science, but it didn’t take me long to realise how commerce is such a bad match for me. Hence, the switch to science!!

Last year I lived at a university hall, but this year I decided to move to a homestay.

A lot of people doubted my decision, but I can assure you that made a correct one. But I am also very fortunate to have such a lovely family. The family is composed of the host father, mother, and another homestay student named Hien, who is also studying at Victoria. I hang out with Hien a lot, and she is very fun to be with. We always cook yummy stuff together, and we also try to make our food look cute.

Like any other uni student, I struggle for money to spend— and hence, the part-time job.

I used to work in a Thai restaurant, which was pretty cool. I liked the fact that I can eat Thai food at a discounted price whenever I want. Sadly, I don’t do that anymore, because it is pretty tiring to do waiting while you’re studying. Anyhow, I managed to secure some new jobs. I am currently giving some piano lessons and leading a study group at the university. These jobs are pretty fun (just because my students are lovely) but they require lots of preparation beforehand (especially leading the study group). I really had to manage my time well for that.

As I mentioned earlier, psychology is superb, but it can be demanding at times, such as this lab report that is coming up, which is due next week, that I haven’t started yet…

And not surprisingly when something is due, everything else is due, especially when the trimester is about to end. So I will be swimming in an ocean of assignments for the next two weeks, once again. To my surprise, I am not even afraid of drowning; I guess one just gets used to it at some point, somehow.

Now that I mentioned assignments, about time I get back to them. I have toured my Thai friend around Wellington CBD recently, in which I should write about it next time.

Bye for now, Pim