Category Archives: Thailand

What I LOVE about Thai Culture: Respect & Honor

I love how they respect each other, people of higher status and the royal family! I’ll admit; when I first came to Thailand, I assumed their love for the king was false or unhealthy. I couldn’t have been more wrong! … Continue reading

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LIA April Newsletter

Here’s the latest of what’s going on here at Lighthouse in Action!   Will you consider buying a square to help us put an end to sex trafficking? If we work together, we can accomplish a lot! If you want … Continue reading

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What I LOVE about Thai Culture: People

So this is similar to them being generous but there is so much more too! They are people full of life and not afraid to have FUN! They are sassy, FUN and silly. What country stops for 3 days to have … Continue reading

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What I LOVE about Thai Culture: Language

Thai is unlike any other language that I have studied. I love the simplicity of the language. It’s comprised of many compound words. They do not over-complicate anything. ไทยไม่เหมือนภาษาอื่น ๆ ที่ฉันเรียนแล้ว  มันเป็นภาษาที่ง่ายๆค่ะ Good ดี+ heart ใจ= happy Make ทำ + body ตัว= … Continue reading

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What I LOVE about Thai Culture: 7-Eleven

Yep you read that right! I have come to really love 7-Elevens (or “Seven” according to the locals)! You can get most of your daily needs here. You can get bread, drinks, diapers, office supplies, beauty supplies and all the … Continue reading

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What I LOVE about Thai Culture: Generosity

gen·er·os·i·ty : the quality of being kind, understanding, and not selfish : the quality of being generous; especially : willingness to give money and other valuable things to others  (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) I love that what is yours is actually for everyone in Thailand! … Continue reading

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The Forbidden Hug

There are many things here that I have fully adjusted to like eating spicy food, washing my clothes and dishes by hand, greeting people with a ‘wai’ instead of a handshake, eating with only a fork and a spoon, driving … Continue reading

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Unexpected Fruit

I was blessed with a chance to re-visit the people I love in Phuket, Thailand. (I found a flight there for cheaper than the bus prices and knew I couldn’t pass up this opportunity.) It has been over a year … Continue reading

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A spark notes update

Things have been super busy! Here’s a little update as to what’s been going on! I have learned a Thai dance, and in 2 weeks I will be performing it with the ladies from my church. (I am officially not … Continue reading

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Fall 2013 Newsletter

Here is my latest newsletter! See what I’ve been up to during my first 4 months in Chiang Mai, Thailand!   Just click on the picture and you can read it easier. (unless you have really really good eyesight!) P.S … Continue reading

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