12 July 2024

Mr. Paiboon Sudlapa, 72, has been accepted as a full-time undergraduate student of graphic and information design at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University. He will be spending four years studying to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.

He said he was happy and was warmly welcomed by his classmates, who looked after him even when he went to the washroom on orientation day.

Smiling broadly, he said “I want them to relax and they can call me ‘Phi’ (brother), but they all opt to call me ‘Loong’ (uncle) instead.”

Mr. Paiboon’s family fully support his desire to study as they think it is good for him to live life with a purpose.

“I always think that I should do something and not just walk around” he said.

He is confident that he will be spending four successful years at the college, considering he has been through the hardship and fun of 45 years of life experience in the United States.

“This will be my last career and I intend to live and die with it” Mr. Paiboon said.