Monthly Archives: October 2005

Birthday Party

11 years ago my daughter was born and had to spend her first 10 days on the ‘neonatology’ in the hospital.This year, we celebrated her birthday by having a disco. She invited her best friends over. After Spaghetti Bolognese, unpacking … Continue reading

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Buying Tamiflu at Boots

I was at Boots yesterday and asked for Tamiflu. The pharmacist had NO IDEA what I was asking for. It wasn’t the language only. When I tried to explain (in english) it was to treat bird flu I could tell … Continue reading

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Raising children …. comforting them

What is a child’s greatest needs? Food, clothing safety? Yes! And right up there with those is comfort. That is not a swiss word. In-fact I had a hard time finding the right german word. Trost might be close. Alot … Continue reading

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Raising children in Chiang Mai

Being a kid AND being raised in Thailand as a foreigner is a challenge.  Apparently the turnover of international schools is about 30% every year.  For alot of kids the most worrying thing about moving is ” will I make … Continue reading

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Hunger in Asia

In yesterdays Bangkok Post  I read an article.IN Asia, one child dies every 11 seconds due to hunger related causes. Every 11 seconds!!!! That is the equivalent of 10 tsunamis every year.Asia is still home to more hungry people than … Continue reading

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