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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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A Special Visitor

A Special Visitor

Posted on 13. Jul, 2009 by .

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Although we had plenty of early mornings for English Camp, when it was over, we got up early again! “Why?” you ask? To pick up Nicolette from the airport! For those of you who don’t know her, Nicolette is a dear friend of mine from college. We roomed together our senior year, and then again once I returned from Korea. She was also a very dedicated and helpful bridesmaid! She has been living in India for the past 5 months, helping at a center of 500 girls. Since Thailand is kinda on the way home, she decided to take a detour and hang out with us for a week! I have really enjoyed having her around, catching up, and showing her everything we’ve learned about Thailand…

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Off to Camp!

Off to Camp!

Posted on 05. Jul, 2009 by .

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That’s right! Tomorrow we leave for English Camp! We’ve been hearing about and preparing for English camp since we got here two months ago. And now the anticipation is over! We’re headed off for three days of teaching English, having fun, and most importantly, building relationships. Some of the campers have already been hanging around the church, but there are others we haven’t seen much of since they signed up for camp.

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Food Friday: Dragon Fruit Granita

Food Friday: Dragon Fruit Granita

Posted on 05. Jun, 2009 by .

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As summer starts to heat up across the US, it’s nice to have a cold, refreshing treat. And with the economy the way it is, a homemade granita fits the bill perfectly. Granita is a frozen dessert made of sugar, water, and flavorings or fruit. It has a texture similar to a snow cone. Originating in Sicily. I’ve made some delicious granita before with watermelon, rhubarb or espresso, but since we’re in Thailand, I thought I’d try something more exotic. Enter the Dragon… well, fruit anyway. This wacky looking fruit has very subtle flavours (a nice way of saying bland), so I thought it would be perfect to spruce up as a granita!

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