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?

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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

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.

“The Twins” original story created by our conversational English class, narrated by M.

listen to ‘"The Twins" original story created by our conversational English class, narrated by M.’ on Audioboo(function() { var po = document.createElement("script"); po.type = "text/javascript"; po.async = true; po.src = "//d15mj6e6qmt1na.cloudfront.net/assets/embed.js"; var s = document.getElementsByTagName("script")[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s); })();

Cafe Escape Number Two: A Massage and a Cheesecake

Remember yesterday I said I won't cook dinner until it rained.  And today, yes, it's raining at 5pm.  Oh sure, no problem!  You're welcome, the good people of Chiang Mai. I say I'm not cooking until it rains once in the morning and once at night.   Maybe it will start tomorrow. Until it rained, it … Continue reading Cafe Escape Number Two: A Massage and a Cheesecake