2 results for tag: carol singing

Agape Singing Angels

The Agape singing Angels are out on the Mae Sot streets every night for hours on end, singing their lovely songs and trying to raise money for an excellent Christmas dinner. I went singing with them for four hours on Wednesday night. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpNeMzJzDbE&hl=en&fs=1] Last night their plans to raise enough money for a good meal ran into some trouble. Full of kids, the headmaster was pulling out onto the road to head to back to the school for the night (it was after 10pm), when a motorcycle took the corner behind him at high speed, ignored David's signal, and crashed into the truck. Luckily no one was hurt, but the driver ...

Jingle Bells!

Karen people celebrate on the last night of November. The night is called Sweet December. It is the welcoming of the Advent season and the count down until Christmas. From that day onwards, it is open season for carol singing. In the refugee camp, groups go out in the dark, with their flashlights and with candles, singing from house to house. In Mae Sot, some schools take their school bus out, singing in a different neighborhood every night. This week, children from New Blood School came to the Room to Grow office and performed Jingle Bells. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo4wGLGuqKA&hl=en&fs=1]