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Food Friday: Why?

Food Friday: Why?

Posted on 16. Apr, 2010 by .

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If there’s one thing you know about me by reading this blog, it’s that I love food. Well, that and I live in Thailand. But about the food thing… some have asked why focus so much on food? On my first trip out of America on my own, I traveled to Scandinavia. My luggage is stuck somewhere in Iceland, while I’m somewhere in Norway (when you say “My luggage is lost in Iceland” out loud, you don’t expect to see it again). Then, I stupidly leave my carry-on in the bus while getting out. True story.

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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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No Smoking

No Smoking

Posted on 01. Mar, 2010 by .

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Look at this picture. What you are seeing are photos of various possible consequences of smoking. They’re pretty gross. This packaging is just one aspect of the aggressive anti-tobacco campaign that Thailand has adopted over the past few decades…

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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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Stoned in Bangkok

Stoned in Bangkok

Posted on 26. Jan, 2010 by .

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While perusing the local English language magazine the other day, I saw that Oliver Stone was going to speak at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand. Now I’m a foreigner and I guess that I’m kind of a correspondent (right? I mean, you’re reading this, right?) so I decided to go hear what he had to say. Oliver Stone, for those of you who don’t know, is a brilliant director. That’s just my opinion of course.

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