By: Naon Foongfuang, Work and Travel Ambassador Scholar

Naon Foongfuang is a Work and Travel participant from Thailand, working at a restaurant in the Chicagoland area. Below, she shares with CCI Greenheart what she does during her free time in the United States. Check out Naon’s first blog post here.

Hello everyone, I’m back again with another blog!

When I’m not working at the restaurant, I like to spend my free time enjoying all the fun spots in my community. Before I start off my day, I go to the gym near my apartment. I love to go to the gym, because after working out I feel like I have more energy to get through the day.

Luckily there are lots of different markets; especially Asian, located near the apartment that I live in. I never miss home because of all the familiar food products that surround me!

After I have all that I need from the Asian market, I like to spend my free time hanging out with my friends at the mall, watch movies, window shop, and explore the culinary differences that we don’t have in Thailand.

But my friends and I have a routine when we go to the mall. We HAVE to go to this yogurt shop called Forever Yogurt, because they change the flavors of yogurt every time we go. It’s a surprise each time!

After the day is done, we come home and help each other cook our food. Sometimes we get hungry in the middle of the night and, fortunately for us, there’s a 24 hour restaurant that’s called Steak ’N Shake. They serve steaks and shakes then we go home and fall asleep.

Sometimes having the day off is just as busy as work!