Where you are from?: Mililani, Hawaii
Where you currently live: Seattle, Washington
PacRim trip/year: 2002-2003
College Major: Business/Asian Studies, Psychology (minor)
Occupation: Marketing Senior Assistant Manager
at the Bureau of Education & Research
Research/370 Topic: The Business of Religion in Japan and Thailand
Best PacRim memory: Such a difficult question. The one that comes to my mind at this instant is of all of us sitting in a ger in Mongolia - and the head of the family asking Rob to sing. He sings Country Road - and we all chime in, which then makes me remember singing on the bus in China with our tour guides -- with Robert playing the guitar -- that guitar that he bought in Mongolia . . .
Best care package item:
Nice underwear. I skimped and brought the crappy stuff and then eventually had the good stuff sent out to me.
Best item brought with you on the trip
XL super-absorbant towel... or ziploc bags.
Something unique about PacRim:
The whole thing. You CANNOT beat the experience. It still comes up in conversation soooo often, because it is a huge part of where I am today.
Where you've returned to
: Haven't returned - PacRim has inspired me to be a world traveler/back packer, and since then, I've been to about 10 other countries.
Favorite Food on PacRim
: Grrrr, another unfair question. /the Phad Thai at our school in Chiang Mai. And BANANA SHAKES!!!!!!!!
: Not a fair question. But perhaps Mongolia. Or Thailand. Or Okinawa.
: PacRim changed my life. I definitely became a world traveler/adventurer because of the trip. I wouldn't have dared to go and do some of the things I did because of it. After PacRim I took a job that allowed me to travel domestically to 49 states and all the provinces of Canada, which in turn allowed me to see a lot of the country, especially places that one would not ordinarily go to. In addition, it gave me the miles to travel on my vacations to Africa, Europe, and South America.