I’m a really frugal person.. well, because i need to be frugal anyway :D
But sometimes, its hard to be one for a couple of reasons like to bond with friends who have a not-so-frugal-lifestyle… maybe its my camaraderie attitude that’s on the run but also, i dont want to push my frugality further and bleed my deprived heart to death afterwards… why are there so many rich people here, kinda annoying.
Good thing goodies here are cheap, and what cost a lot in the Philippines will only cost half or less in Chiang Mai.. and take note that Thailand is not a third world country, so u get things in better quality too.. I do love having this alternative lifestyle to be honest.
So why do they need volunteers? Hmm its actually for a neighboring country.. Burma.. and its refugees. Well, im sort of an exception because im placed in a regional organization for asia pacific women.. but im still in touch with the grassroots and care deeply of what’s happening around.
You can see what’s happening at http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/101east/2010/11/201011182751378570.html
Im sure there are also problems at home.. in my home country… so I just dont sit around and be merry… I continue to observe and learn, so I can give something back to my country when I return.