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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 ...

After the fire

Yesterday afternoon, a fire broke out in the worker's compound of a factory on the outskirts of Mae Sot. The houses were mostly empty, as the workers were in the factory working and the children were in schools or nurseries. We have not heard the official cause of the fire, although it is hypothesized that faulty wiring may have contributed. Some one thousand people have now lost their homes, including the families of thirteen children who attend Hsa Mu Htaw migrant school. In addition, a small school behind the worker's compound caught fire and burned down. Room to Grow has a pile of donated items in the office. I have been looking at the pile ...