Smiling Fighter – Interview with Su Su from Myanmar

During my life in Udon ThaniBangkok and Thailand in general I meet / met a lot of interesting and fascinating people. This is their place to tell the world what they think about all different kinds of subjects. You will find interviews with students, colleagues, workers, farangs and more random citizens or tourists.

Today it is one of my amazing students from Rangsit University. Born and raised in Myanmar, worked as a teacher at the Thai-Myanmar border and now a full time student here Rangsit. Funny for me when seeing her is always that her nickname, Su Su, means ‘fighting’ or ‘don’t give up’ in Thai language. She’s always smiling, always in a positive mood and she tells us about her thoughts on Thailand as well as about her future plans of going back home. Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys & Girls, Children of all ages… May I present: Naw Su Mon Kyaw (Su Su).

susu2What’s your name?
Naw Su Mon Kyaw

Where are you from?

How old are you?

Where do you live?
Mueang Ake

Why are you in Mueang Ake?
Studying at Rangsit University International College.

What are you usually doing in Bangkok?
Studying and sometimes working in my part time job.

How long will you stay in Bangkok?
Three more years!

Job / Studies?
Working for Rustic Pathways and now majoring in International Relations and Development.

Plans for the Future
Going back to Myanmar and if I have the chance I want to travel around the world and work as a social worker.

Running, reading and watching movies.

talking straight

What do you think of Bangkok? Do you like it? don’t like? What do you like and what not? 
I am 50/50. Staying here is for my studies only. Not further reasons.

Worst things about living in Thailand
Not speaking Thai!

Best things about living in Thailand
Meeting so many different people!

Your favorite food?
Thai noodles, Papaya Salad, Thai soups.

How do you consider you current status in life? Would like to change something?
I like being Su Su, no changes!

Are you happy?

What did you do before you came here?
I was as a teacher on the Thai-Myanmar border for one year.

THE place in Thailand
No where, just live here for education! Not happy, not sad!


Culture Clash! What might be the biggest problem for foreigners in Thailand? What is your experience with foreign cultures?
We have similar culture so there is no culture problem for me.

What would you miss most when you leave Thailand?
I might miss the food and 7-11 when I go back home.

Wanna be a social worker for places in need.

Last but not least

Contact via
Su Su (facebook)

Favorite local Idiom

Famous last words
“Do what is good for you and makes you happy. After doing it never regret it and than learn from the experiences.”

Sascha Funk

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Sascha is the publisher of and switched from an online marketing agency life in Europe to a teaching and education life in Thailand. He also writes about Teaching & Technology.

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