Posts Tagged ‘Thai government’

Politics and Driving in Nang Rong

June 27th, 2011 1 comment

It’s election time in Nang Rong I just wrote about our first four wheeled vehicle. A CNN news article today said there are now 800 million vehicles on the road and by mid century that could go to between 2 and 4 billion. The claim is that we are approaching gridlock in many parts of [...]

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Visiting Day

January 29th, 2011 No comments

Left to right, Pisamai, Sue, Governor Samartkit, Jack, Walai, Ruut. Last Thursday was visiting day. Sue, myself, Walai (our managing director), Pisamai (bookkeeper and office manager) and Ruut (construction coordinator and sometime driver) made the rounds in Buriram city, the provincial capital. Our first stop was Khun Paiwaan, the director of social services for the [...]

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Thailand Trouble

April 14th, 2010 No comments

There is trouble in Thailand. You can read the US state department warnings here. I feel like I should say something, even though I really don’t know much about the immediate situation. Opportunity Foundation does not involve itself in politics and does not take sides in issues like the current one, so I will not [...]

International Adoptions: The Worst Yet

September 13th, 2009 1 comment

The CNN news story today about Guatemala is the worst adoption abuse I have yet seen. International adoption can be great for a child with few other options, but the temptation for some to abuse this system is so great A local adoption occurs when a child of Thais that is adopted within Thailand usually to [...]