Intimidating is a great descriptor of the Thai language. Over the years, pronunciation, reading, and writing have thrown more than a few learners of Thai. And here we find ourselves with 3 months of speaking lessons and 1 month of reading and writing lessons under our belts. It’s coming along and we’re doing our best… Read More Oh, Thai – Why, oh, Why?
There are so many things that we have come to love about Thailand, however there are some things that are just not nearly as delightful. One of those things, is Tong-Sia. “Tong” meaning “stomach” “Sia” meaning “death”. Put them together and what do you get? Stomach-death…better known as “diarrhea”. Tong-Sia can strike without notice and… Read More Tong-Sia
Milestone moments have never been a major thing for me (Amber). It doesn’t cross my mind to commemorate special events, to pause and remember a moment, let alone celebrate one. For whatever reason though, a few mornings ago as I was getting Daxon ready for school, it clicked in my head: “we’ve been here for… Read More 6 Month-iversary
It’s an amazingly vivid childhood memory – listening to Global Workers when they came home to Canada, sharing about their lives overseas, and thinking to myself “wow… what an incredible life!”. Fast forward a number of years and here I (Amber) sit at my dining room table on a warm Tuesday morning in Bangkok. So… Read More It’s a Glamourous Life
Moving to a new place involves a lot of learning. Here are some of the more unique observations we’ve made: 7-11 is everywhere. Apparently Thailand is home to the second highest concentration of 7-11’s in the world. You can pay bills, buy plane tickets, and get a slurpee at 7-11. Thai has 21 vowel sounds… Read More The Learning the Uniqueness of a New Place List
Thailand has entered a 30 day period of mourning for a most beloved monarch. The streets are quieter, entertainment venues and events have closed, black and muted colours are replacing the usually vibrant streets of Bangkok, and a deep sense of loss seems to be pervasive. This is not to say that life has stopped… Read More 30 Days of Mourning and 30 Days of Prayer
There was so much to reflect on for our first Thanksgiving in Thailand. We have a lot to be grateful for and Thanksgiving gave us good reason to pause and look back on just how much life has changed over the past few months. To celebrate, we crammed a bunch of random Canadians in the… Read More Come and See