It's Time!

Pemika Khoungrasvongsay Start Date: Aug 9, 2016 - End Date: Aug 8, 2017
  • Thailand

My Travel Story

by: Pemika Khoungrasvongsay Start Date: Aug 9, 2016 - End Date: Aug 8, 2017
It’s been eight - almost nine years since my family has stepped into Thailand together. Relatives constantly begging us to go back because they miss us dearly, but we just can’t return the favour because money is involved. Phone calls with bad service are just not enough.

We, my brother and sister, came to Canada when we were quite young trying to see what was there for us, especially my younger sister. Whenever I ask her about how much she remembers in Thailand, her memory fogs up. It’s quite sad to know because it is our home country and for her not to really remember where she came from is something I want to change. I want her to appreciate Thailand just as much as my mom does and gain knowledge on the culture and its history. This will mostly impact her education and perspective because we are reminding her of our culture and religion.

I understand that some people will see this campaign and think that we might not deserve some help just because it’s more of a personal ‘vacation’, you’re wrong. We don’t see this as a vacation. We see this as an opportunity. My mom is a survivor of breast cancer and ever since that event occurred in my family’s life, we’ve learned to appreciate our surroundings and family dearly. Quite often my mom will call back home to our grandmother and she would always ask when we’re coming back. Like I have mentioned phone calls with bad service is just not the same. You’re not able to talk the same way and physical bond is much better. Sometimes they can’t even have a proper conversation because the service keeps cutting off. We want to cherish the time with our grandma as much as we can because we don’t know what will happen in the future.

“If you want to go so badly, why don’t you save up?” some may ask. We are, we’re constantly trying to save up, but we don’t have too much income coming to our family due to the fact that my mom doesn’t work anymore. I have a part time job and I try to help as much as I can will bills and necessities. Recently my dad has found a job and we’re really hoping that it’s a permanent position because this could help us a lot. Although we are finding ways to improve our finance, we still really need this fund to help us because the flight back to Thailand is quite expensive especially in the Summertime.

We chose Thailand and near the summertime, because Thailand is our home country and like mentioned, our grandmother wants us to visit. Time is precious and we don’t know what will happen. Since we don’t get to go back often we want to be able to use our time wisely with her. Please help us out because we just want to be able to see our family back home.

It doesn’t matter how much you help out. Knowing that someone is wanting to help and is taking actions is all we ask. We’re doing this for our grandmother. We’re doing this for our mom. Seeing your loved one smile is one of the happiest sight ever. So please, whatever you can do, help my family out. If you are wondering, there will be 4 people going to Thailand. This is why it seems like we are asking a lot. We thank you for taking this time to read this. Have a nice day!
  • Thailand