By Krittiya Wongtavavimarn, 2008 Fulbright Fellow under Open Competition Program at Emerson College, Massachusetts
Since Krittiya Wongtavavimarn was young, she has always been dreaming of being a singer. At school, she joined several singing competitions and even participated in Academy Fantasia (modeled after The American Idol) a few years ago. Her dream stayed on as a dream until she was asked to be lead singer for the Fulbright Thailand theme song, We Learn to Care at a 60th Anniversary Celebration event in Bangkok.
Krittiya found out right after finishing her Masters degree at Emerson College and returning home that she only had a month to prepare herself for the event. It was a mixed feeling, e.g. delighted, tensed, and pressured, since the song is not easy, requiring high power of voice. Most importantly, she would sing the song before Princess Sirindhorn! Krittiya made high efforts to join a rehearsal with a Mahidol University band once a week. Each time, she faced with many difficulties but those never stopped her endeavors. Krittiya could even manage her tight schedule to prepare a proper dress as well.
On the celebration day, Krittiya successfully sang the Fulbright song with high confidence, believing that nothing a Fulbrighter cannot achieve. For her, Fulbright is more than one of the Thai popular TV Programs called, A Dream Comes True. Not only has she fulfilled her dream to be a singer (although just once in her life), she was so grateful and proud to be given such an important opportunity she couldnt find elsewhere.
ข้อเขียนทั้งภาษาไทยและภาษาอังกฤษทุกเรื่องที่นำเสนอโดยมูลนิธิการศึกษาไทย-อเมริกัน (ฟุลไบรท์) ผู้สนใจสามารถจะนำไปใช้ประโยชน์ต่อการเรียนการสอนและกิจกรรมทางการศึกษาที่เกี่ยวข้องได้โดยขอความกรุณาอ้างอิงถึงแหล่งที่มาให้ชัดเจนด้วย
All the Thai and English articles written and posted by the Thailand -U.S. Educational Foundation (Fulbright) could be used to benefit the academic community. Please give appropriate credit to the author(s) and the Foundation