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The Best of 2014

Places and favorite moments of 2014; my best year thus far…

Healing Wounds of War: Volunteering at Vietnam Friendship Village

Thinking about volunteering in Vietnam? Vietnam Friendship Village is a welcoming community dedicated to caring for those who have been affected by Agent Orange, a toxic defoliant that was sprayed heavily during the Vietnam War and has caused a huge amount of health problems in Vietnam…

BuhBye Bangkok

Final musings on my year in Bangkok and takeaways of living abroad…

Here’s to 2014!

New Years is a time for us to think about the previous year- all the blunders, achievements, absurdities, and joys- and figure out how we can make the coming year even better than the last…

Tis the Season in Thailand

Before coming to Thailand, I never expected such Christmas spirit… but I’m not complaining…

The Thanksgiving Trilogy

I had 3 lovely thanksgivings, during which I was able to reflect on everything I’m grateful for. I made a list (this can help to alleviate frustrations while living abroad), and my students added on. You can too… what are you thankful for…

Letting Go on Loi Krathong

The celebration of Loi Krathong embraces the act of ‘letting go’ by releasing a krathong into the water and simultaneously apologizing to the water for the pollution. Although ironic, there is something very soothing about this day… especially when you need to let go…

Cleanup with the Kiddos!

Look what we found! First trash cleanup for the third graders at Satit Kaset IP in Bangkok, Thailand…