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Boon Khow Saag : Thai Festival of Offering

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It was a holiday so I was allowed to sleep in a little longer. I loved cold air coming from the windows in the morning. It made me realize how lucky I was to be home. I could hear traditional Isaan music trembling in the air. The village community building had been playing the songs

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Update from the Farm:  September 2016

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You guys remember Update from the Farm series in this blog? If you have been following us for a while, you probably know the story of my parents’ farm in Khon Kaen Province, Thailand. In those posts, I wrote about what happened in our humble land with the pictures my parents sent to me. The

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Imagination is Kids’ Best Toy

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We haven’t bought any toy for Yaseen for months now. It’s not that he doesn’t want them at all, but when we make him think about value of things he brings into his life, he understands that he doesn’t really want more stuff. When he asks for new toys and we refuse to give them,

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Get Ready for Monsoon

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Rainy season is here in Pune. Although the rain is so little in the city, but I heard that it rains heavily in the mountains and hill stations. Finally we can have the water back in the lakes, and our farmers can sow and grow our food. Rain makes everything so alive. I can picture the

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Be a Conscious Kid

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We gave our son Yaseen a Samsung tablet to play with since he was little. He is 7 years old now, and he’s going to be 8 this August. God, how time flies! He is going to be taller than me in a few years. Anyway, the 5 years old device has many problems so

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How Kids Start Cooking

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Sometimes I am amazed by how kids in this generation are so dependent as compare to how I was in my childhood. I’m not sure if you will agree with me, but about 30 years ago, kids had more freedom. At the age of 6, they could go play quite far from home unsupervised. In

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Something is Wrong with Our Food

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In a small sustainable community like a village I grew up in, the quality of the produce is not only determined by the fertile soil, the weathers, water, machinery or the seasons, but it is also the well-being of the farmers. When I was a kid, one of my neighbors had a farm near a lake

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Pune University | Walk with Us

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It’s a beautiful Sunday here in India, and we think it’s lovely to ask you to come take a little walk with us. Here in the city of Pune, there is Pune University where beautiful nature is preserved and protected. We love coming here to walk because the air is fresh and the cool shades

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The Best Gift Ever!

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A few weeks ago, after I discovered Minimalism, I started to declutter my home. I gave away clothes and got rid of a lot of stuff. Can I tell you something? It feels so good detaching myself from most of my processions. Do you want to know what kind of stuff we threw away the

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Homeschool Art Class for Yaseen

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The other day Sadik told me that I should get an award for someone who watched the most number of horror movies ever. I don’t know if I truly deserve it, but I can say I watched all horror movies I could possibly find to the point that English horror movies were out of stock

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