Category Archives: Thailand

Oh shoe ah!

We have a very new staff and they speak a very different dialect of Thai that I have never heard spoken before. I am doing my best to try and learn a new word or phrase a day…it’s turning into … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas. . . What does that mean?

  It is very different living in a country where 95-98% of the people have never heard of Jesus. On Christmas morning I went to my usual Thai Tea Vender, Koon Goong and I said “Merry Chistmas”, looking confused he … Continue reading

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And…Not So Easy Transitions

Many things were surprisingly easy to adjust to, but there are a few things that were hard to re-adjust to when returning to Thailand. Time เวลา Desynchronosis (aka Jet lag) is hard. No matter how many times I experience it, it … Continue reading

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An Easy Transition

I am back in Chiang Mai, Thailand! I thought it was going to be a much harder transition than it was. I feared I had lost too much of the Thai language to get around, or that I would not … Continue reading

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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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