Archive for 'Thai Culture'

Sunday Baptism

Sunday Baptism

Posted on 04. Feb, 2010 by .

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One day at English Clinic, Wa, an enthusiastic new believer who was baptized earlier this year, brought a friend with her. Nook is pretty quiet, but very friendly and always has a big smile for us. Because she had time off from school, Nook hung out with Wa for a couple weeks, and after a church worship night chose to become a Christian…

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Family Matters

Family Matters

Posted on 01. Feb, 2010 by .

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What are the expectations in your family? Chances are, they’re different than those of a Thai family. I’ve had a few discussions with students, friends and fellow missionaries about different aspects of family life. It’s weird how you just assume your way is “normal.” I can’t say whether one way is better or worse, but they do reveal the basic values of our culture. Let’s look at some aspects of life and I’ll share some insights I’ve gained into Thai culture. By no means is this exhaustive, it’s just what I’ve learned in conversation…

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Food Friday: Make it Pretty

Food Friday: Make it Pretty

Posted on 11. Dec, 2009 by .

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If you’ve eaten much Thai cuisine, you may have encountered vegetables carved to look like other things. I remember carrots carved as flowers at Thai restaurants in the States. But that little flower was really only scratching the surface. Fruit and vegetable carving is considered one of the traditional Thai crafts…

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Monks in the Morning

Monks in the Morning

Posted on 07. Nov, 2009 by .

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After an overnight bus ride, we were waiting in the early morning at the bus station for our ride. While waiting, a group of monks and novice monks were making their morning rounds of alms collecting. Every morning monks leave their temples to collect alms- food, money and other donations…

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Just Let Go

Just Let Go

Posted on 04. Nov, 2009 by .

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A few days ago was the holiday Loy Kratong. It’s celebrated all over Thailand, but if you’re in Bangkok, you head down to the Chao Phraya river. Which is exactly what we did. We piled into the back of a pick-up truck and tried to make our way through Bangkok traffic. We ended up at the river where under the full moon thousands of people were releasing small rafts with candles into the river…

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