Year 2007 , my 37th birthday. It was the most awaited day for me. Even though I am far away from my family and kids. I am in Thailand as an OFW. Teaching English for pre- school and primary .
So I woke up for my big day. You might be wondering what would be on my mind knowing that I am far away from my family. Well, its my birthday. It is my first time to be in strange country. The usual daily routine. School to house but this time with a side trip to a very exciting ride of my life.
You need to pay 200-400 baht for that ride. Equivalent to 250 to 350 pesos . I fall in line with other foreign nationals with the same thought an exciting ride. While waiting for my turn. I am gazing my eyes to which elephant will I take the ride. Funny feeling creeps me when the elephant approached me.
I climbed the stairs to reach the top of the elephant. I really feel dizzy for a start as the elephant started to take its giant steps. Joy overwhelmed me when the trainer I mean the handler.Talking to me in his language.Trying to reply because I can understand a bit . He told me that the elephant is pregnant. I am so thrilled of what a thirty minute ride will complete my birthday. A big smile on my face and a picture to complete it.
I have tried the elephant , horse and carabao ride. Next mission would be a camel ride.