Browsing Archive: October, 2010

Confusing our children

Posted by Harri and Lisa on Saturday, October 30, 2010,
Have we confused our children?
Jed seems to have no idea what is nationality is any more. Born in Taiwan, grew up in Australia (and an Aussie citizen).  He said to me the other day "I'm English 'cause I speak English, Chinese cause I was born in Taiwan and Thai 'cause I speak a little bit of Thai". I didn't mention that he's also a Finnish citizen, that would really confuse him because he can't speak Finnish! And also the bible also says (Phil 3:20) that as a christian he's a citizen of heaven...
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Ultralites

Posted by Harri on Thursday, October 28, 2010,



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Poor ladies

Posted by Harri on Thursday, October 28, 2010,
Yesterday we went and visited a poor lady (60 yrs old) in a near by village. About 2 weeks ago her 2 grandchildren (aged 5 & 8) died after drowning in a dam. Her grandchildren lived with her, as they were abandoned by their mother, and so the grandmother was very close to the children and is greatly grieving their loss. She lives by a hillside on a nice property on which she has lived for the last 40 years, but despite having a reasonably nice house (for rural Thai standards), she has little ...
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Arm breaker

Posted by Harri on Friday, October 22, 2010,
Little Freddie broke his arm the other day on the trampoline, I think someone landed on him. They thought it was a sprain, but was still sore after a couple days, so they took him to the Docs, and xrays showed it was broken. But he's still smiling and eager to get back on, though it took a couple days to get used to the cast.
In the meantime we have been making more arm breakers for the kids, with new play equipment (see photos), most of it is still under construction, as like a lot of things...
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Walk your cow

Posted by Harri on Friday, October 22, 2010,
Nothing like an early morning walk with your pet cow.
Hang on, do cows have horns or is that a bull? I better take off my red shirt.



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Market Shopping

Posted by Harri on Sunday, October 17, 2010,
Each week I drive Mercy's cook into town, and help her do the grocery shopping for the centre's staff and children. I thought you may want to experience the sights and sounds (fortunately not the smells), of the Phrae morning market.



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The Blind Lady

Posted by Lisa on Wednesday, October 13, 2010,
Tik received a phone call from a lady who had been in hospital and was ready to be taken back home. This lady, Jeab, is HIV+, has been blind for 8 years (because she failed to tell a doctor she was HIV+ , they gave her some medication for her eyes and instead of having a special type for HIV+ it ended up making her blind) and to top it all off her legs are so weak she cannot walk or even stand up. She’s about 40.

She was in the public hospital here in Phrae. It was awful. Like nothing us bee...
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Police Day

Posted by Lisa on Wednesday, October 13, 2010,
Today I (Lisa) had a few new experiences. It was “Police Day” today here in Thailand. It’s basically a Buddhist making merit ceremony. Monks come & pray for the police, people take food to the monks, give donations to the police. Anyhow, I was asked to go with Tik to represent Ban Meata (House of Mercy). Neither of us had been to a ceremony like this before and didn’t know exactly what to expect.  When we got to the local police station, there were monks chanting and people “praying...
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Jeds Birthday

Posted by Harri on Wednesday, October 13, 2010,
Jed has just turned the big 5 yesterday (Tuesday). He was very excited and enjoyed a visit to the games arcade and to swensens icecream shop, and of course his presents. His party continues tommorrow as we had a couple people absent from the centre the last few days so we are having another cake tommorrow for him and for Fook who also turned 5 on Sunday.

The boys are over their swine flu, except Jed has still had a bit of a cough (mostly at night). They slept in our room during their illness,...
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BBQ and Swine

Posted by Harri on Friday, October 1, 2010,
We had another Aussie team this week, who did some great work around the property. But best of all they cooked a BBQ, which tasted like the BBQ's back in Aus. We had hamburgers and shazliks, Mmmm.

Our boys have got swine flu at the moment, we think from another boy they played with at a ballpit they have in the towns toy library. Isaac was the first down (on Tuesday), and had a very high fever and a sore throat, but thanks to God his fever has gone, and is on the improve. Jed then got it, and ...
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