Archive for November, 2011

Thailand Flood Assistance III

November 15th, 2011 No comments

“The prime minister said the “big-bag barrier” must stay, and ordered more pumps to the scene – but 200 Don Muang residents defied her and opened a six-metre gap in the wall to try to drain 20 housing estates.” – Bangkok Post 14 Nov 2011. Repacking aid bags is nearly finished. The entire back of [...]

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Are We Really Doing Good? II

November 13th, 2011 No comments

Child (and elderly) labor exploitation? Four of our girls and one elderly preparing a dish for dinner. This is a continuation of the previous post. It is a lot longer than I thought it would be. Again, sorry for the length. I’m just answering all the points the website in English. Are visitors allowed to [...]

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Are We Really Doing Good?

November 13th, 2011 No comments

I ran across several websites lately that say a lot worth knowing. The overall message is that “good intentions are not enough” when giving aid and supporting charities. I agree that in many cases, many more than most realize, your donation money can actively do harm, from suppressing local businesses all the way to getting [...]

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Thailand Flood Assisitance II

November 10th, 2011 No comments

Grades 1 through 6 lined up in front of the Thai flag and Buddha statue. Every school day starts like this. Nathan made it back to Nang Rong this evening. Two days ago there was no flooding in the Mo Chit bus station area. Yesterday it was knee deep and nothing could go in it. [...]

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Bangkok Flooding

November 8th, 2011 No comments

Watersheds in SE Asia. The flooding comes in the Chao Phraya one in central Thailand. Notice how neatly it all drains through the Bangkok area. You have probably seen a number of news reports by now of the Thailand floods. Maybe you read my recent post about some of our flood relief work. It is [...]

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Taxi Information

November 5th, 2011 No comments

I just posted an article on scams in Thailand. There are scams related to taxis and tuk tuks, but taxis in Bangkok are a whole subject themselves. I use the sky train, subway, canal boats, walking and the standard air conditioned taxi-meter as the best ways to get around in Bangkok. I have a car [...]

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Thailand Scams

November 3rd, 2011 No comments

I just happened to run across articles about the “jet ski scam” today and realized I have never said anything about the scams here. Overall, things are safe in Bangkok and the rest of Thailand. Sue and I go to many areas of Bangkok both alone and together and never have any problems. Of course [...]

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New Child Homes

November 2nd, 2011 No comments

Our three child homes. Just finished on the right, finished next month on the left.You can see the road coming in from the bridge on the far left. We have just completed our second child home (right in the picture) with one of our families to move in in a few days when some beds [...]

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