The Leap from Thailand to Taiwan

My how time has flown. Our life of four years in Thailand has truly been an incredible adventure and journey.   I thought I would be so brokenhearted by leaving Thailand.  Essentially, to me, it means moving away from Burma. Chiang Mai and Mae Sot were the closest thing to my Burmese roots.  The dream … Continue reading The Leap from Thailand to Taiwan

Voices of Emma: Who Let the Rain Down?

If you are a parent, you'd totally understand this. Children are honest, funny and spontaneous.  Emma is all that and more. Lately, Jack was going through the video tapes he made when Emma was a baby and they reminded me of how precious those tapes are, truly. I can never have those days back.  I … Continue reading Voices of Emma: Who Let the Rain Down?

Family Fun Fotos: Klong Hae Floating Market

During one of our jaunts this year, we spent a few days in Hat Yai of Southern Thailand on the way to Langkawi Island, Malaysia. I've read about this beautiful colorful Klong Hae floating market somewhere.  The best way to get there for us was to hire a motorbike. And for some strange reason, motorbike … Continue reading Family Fun Fotos: Klong Hae Floating Market

Social Work Field Placement: Win – Win in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Last year, that's 2013, out of the blue, I responded to a post I saw on Facebook in the "What's Happening in Chiang Mai" group. The post read something like this....  "Are you an MSW or do you know someone who is?" My response was.... "Do you mean an MSW as in Master of Social … Continue reading Social Work Field Placement: Win – Win in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Yee Ping 2013: Our 4th Year in Chiang Mai

Yee Ping holds a special place in my heart since the first year we celebrated it here in Chiang Mai. I fondly wrote about it here, four years ago.  Each year, before the festival arrives, I find myself reminiscing and reflecting upon the year before and how lucky we are that we have been living … Continue reading Yee Ping 2013: Our 4th Year in Chiang Mai