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 and … Continue reading The Leap from Thailand to Taiwan

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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

Fourteen Years

Dear Emma's Daddy, My Love: They say "time flies when you're having fun?" We must have been having fun that fourteen years seem to have gone by so fast! We have our share of many rough patches in our fourteen years, that's for sure! If I really stop and ponder, which i have had a … Continue reading Fourteen Years

A New Home in Chiang Mai (August 2013)

This is the 4th time we have moved and this time, I feel it is a good fit for our family needs and our budget. When we simplified our lives and moved to Chiang Mai in 2010 with five suitcases, we started out in a studio and quickly realized it was way too small for … Continue reading A New Home in Chiang Mai (August 2013)

An Update: One Year After “Online Overdose is Harmful for OUR Family”

About a year ago, we wrote a post on why "Online Overdose is Harmful for OUR Family." A few months later we wrote this one "Disconnect to Reconnect 2012."  We still spend quite a number of hours on-line. However, we've made a lot of effort to minimize  distractions while maximizing our attention to family and … Continue reading An Update: One Year After “Online Overdose is Harmful for OUR Family”

Humanitarian Day is Every Day!

    We strive to live our lives as though Every Day is  Humanitarian Day for the rest of our lives.      I write this particular blog post as a reminder for our daughter that being born in America to a Burmese American Mother and a Taiwanese Canadian American Father, you are one of the … Continue reading Humanitarian Day is Every Day!

Our Very Ordinary Valentine’s Day in Chiang Mai, Thailand

It's been a long while since I've written here on our blog.  Last post I wrote was in December 2011 on Disconnect to Connect in 2012.  A lot has happened since then.   A more updated summarized version of those months to be written later, but today is Valentine's Day (well at least it is still … Continue reading Our Very Ordinary Valentine’s Day in Chiang Mai, Thailand