Ok, thoughts on 13 Reasons Why….Here it goes. Be warned: There will likely be spoilers.
When I turned it on, I was expecting it to be hard to watch. The things I’d heard said that it was challenging to watch, it was convicting, and also that it glorified suicide. While the last episode with the actual suicide was hard to watch (I had to turn away), the rest of it seemed like a typical teenage angst-filled high school tv show where there is a lot of unnecessary drama. Overall, the main idea seems to be that parents and teachers should pay more attention to their kids and friends should be more “friendly”.
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Well, here I am, a new blog for life post-BKK. I still have that one, just found at journeyinthailand.wordpress.com. This one will be my regular stuff now.
I guess I should update with this: I’m back in America. The last months in Thailand were fun and busy, and I’m so glad to be home. I got a part-time job at Victoria’s Secret right away and have spent the last months working as the Assistant Costumer for the Waco Civic Theatre’s production of My Fair Lady, all the while looking for a full-time job. I’ve had several interviews and every one of them asked “Why don’t you teach? You seem to have a lot of experience in academia, and I guess you enjoy it….” Always followed by an almost audible “Dot dot dot” leaving me lost for words. “Why don’t I teach?” I thought. Read the rest of this entry