Reflections

Mistakes of an Overconfident Traveler

When I tell you this story, you're probably going to think, "I would NEVER do that!".  I would have said the same thing.  The problem is, when you're feeling a little too excited, you become a little too confident.  And when you are too confident, it becomes a whole lot easier than you think to make some bad decisions...

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Featured TCKs

Featured TCK: Shan Shan

I wish you could meet our next guest in person.  I worked as a dorm assistant in the same boarding home in Thailand where Shan Shan was staying.  If you were to meet Shan Shan, you would quickly learn how gifted she is as an artist and a musician.  You’ll find her instagram account (Shanshan.akamu https://www.instagram.com/shanshan.akamu/?hl=en… Continue reading Featured TCK: Shan Shan

Reflections

“TCKs in Transition”

http://vimeo.com/97296408 Hey everyone, I saw this VIMEO titled "TCKs in Transition" a while ago, but I thought it would be a great way to introduce the Third Culture Kid" to those of you who don't know much about them. What do you think?  Do you find any of this surprising? relevant to you?  interesting? If you… Continue reading “TCKs in Transition”

Reflections

Sweet, Scary, Dangerous Dreams

I dream about Thailand almost every night. Usually I'm getting on a plane, then I'm landing in Chiang Mai. Sometimes friends are with me, Sometimes I'm leading a team from the church, Sometimes (giving away one my deepest desires) my family is there, reunited at last in our old home. The dream continues in a… Continue reading Sweet, Scary, Dangerous Dreams

Reflections

Dorm Life

Quick refresher: I am in Chiang Mai as a dorm assistant in a boarding home for missionary teens attending school away from home.   I have seen first-hand close the relationships are between every teen in this dorm. Though they vary in age, nationality, and interests, these teens see each other as brothers and sisters.… Continue reading Dorm Life

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the start of school and unexpected reactions

I am in northern Thailand, beginning my year-position as a boarding home assistant. The dorm is really just a big house for the children of missionaries belonging to one-particular organization. There are 15 teens living in the dorm here, ages 13-18. I work with one other boarding home assistant in addition to the dorm parents.… Continue reading the start of school and unexpected reactions

Reflections

Patient Smiles

Hi everyone, For those of you who did not know, I am finally settled in my position as "dorm assistant" at a missionary kid boarding home.  I am still learning lots about missionary kids and about boarding school life.  I can't wait to share it with you, but for now, I'll just share a short… Continue reading Patient Smiles

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The Cheese Curl Princess

I apologize for the lack of pictures... I had 2 pictures I was going to show, but every time i try to download a picture, wordpress says "error".  Any ideas? Quick recap: I've been writing about missionary toddlers here in Thailand and how cute they are and how their lives are a bit different than… Continue reading The Cheese Curl Princess