Excuse me… Songkran

Excuse me… Songkran

Posted on 13. Apr, 2010 by .

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This morning while walking back from the store, I was approached by a teenager. “Excuse me… Songkran…” He said apologetically while pouring ice water all down the front of my shirt. Thus began our Songkran – the Thai New Year as well as the biggest and best loved holiday in Thailand. Songkran is a three day festival, April 13-15…

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Re-Entry

Re-Entry

Posted on 06. Apr, 2010 by .

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Last Easter, we were blogging about receiving our visas, packing up our stuff for storage, reading books about Thailand, and saying goodbyes to our family. And now we are already on the other side of our year in Thailand. It’s amazing how quickly the time has gone!
Now we’re busy making preparations for our return to the States: packing again, getting rid of household stuff, figuring out insurance stuff, job hunting, saying goodbyes, etc. But besides all those details, we’re also trying to get mentally prepared for the transition home…

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Easter Questions

Easter Questions

Posted on 02. Apr, 2010 by .

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“Paint eggs?” Yes. “Can you eat them?” Yup! “How do you paint them?” With food coloring. “Why do you color the eggs?” Um… to make them look pretty? Well, it’s been a tradition for a long time. Eggs symbolize new life, so people used to decorate them to give them as gifts. “Do you only do it during this month?” We do it to prepare for Easter. “Where did you come up with this idea?”

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Food Friday: Roti

Food Friday: Roti

Posted on 26. Mar, 2010 by .

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I am about to introduce you to what is probably the most sinful Thai street food available. Are you ready for this?

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God of This City

God of This City

Posted on 23. Mar, 2010 by .

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I’m guessing you’ve probably not only heard this song, but sung it at church. Maybe even with pictures of your specific city floating behind the lyrics- like we did in Fort Wayne. Chris Tomlin’s version is probably the most popular one, but the song was actually written by a band called Bluetree from Northern Ireland. They wrote it while they were visiting Thailand- here’s the story…

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