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Kicking it… Gangnam Style

It's almost the new year so in celebration, we here in Mae Sot are doing quite a bit of dancing. Our usual favorites are: Who Let the Dogs Out? and Whoomp! There it is! But lately Justin Beiber has been creeping onto the dance agenda. How can I refuse? So many girls faces just light up for a little Baby, Baby, Baby, Oh! Today, I was accompanied by some visiting guests who helped keep the dancing going while I sweated my out-of-shape self into heat stroke. The boys especially appreciate some dancing male role models, I suspect. At the back of the crowd, some of the older guys showed me some wicked moves. Today there was no ...

Simple Dreams

Room to Grow is in its second year of supporting programs at a home for orphaned and abandoned children run by our partner, Social Action for Women. In addition to providing some food for the 54 children living in the home, we also support the costs of sending 13 children to Thai school. The program costs about $450 CDN per year per child, or $38 per month. As part of the program, we do regular art and play activities with the children and send photos and artwork to those who sponsor them, along with short updates about the progress of the child in school. Nobel was at the home this weekend and she spent some time with our sponsored children, doing ...