My name is Boom Nidanoot, I was born in Krabi, Thailand in 1994. Krabi is a touristic center of Thailand, and nearly all of the families' main source of income is tourism. My parents are also in touristic sectors. I have a family of four - my sister and her son are also living with my parents. I came to work in Koh Yao Yai island for the first time, which was five years ago before I started going to college. I aimed to save money and gain experience, but above all, I wanted to finish college without being a burden to my parents. With three months of hard work, I saved a sufficient amount of money that I needed to apply to a college. Then, I started my tourism education at Suratthani Rajabhat University. During my college education, I also worked at various places to support my family and become self sufficient. After college, I applied to a tourism facility, and I have been working here for one year. My colleagues here are just like a family to me. They are also working to save money to support their families and to reach their ideals. Another pleasant thing about living on an island is that everybody knows each other, and when you are in need of help, everybody can come to your aid. My biggest dream in life is to travel to China, which was my thesis subject in college.
Koh Yoa Yai Island, Thailand, 30 July 2018