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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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?

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

Year 6, Grade 5.

Summer is over. School starts today!  Ahhh thank goodness. She has little people her own size (sort of) to play with again. Emma got her bag ready last night. Tried rolling her hair with rollers to prepare for her big day at school, but her hair was a bit too short.  She set an alarm … Continue reading Year 6, Grade 5.

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”