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Gong-Big
August 8, 2016

That Time I Was Horribly Offensive

I committed a cross-cultural faux pas the other day. If you’d like to know more about what that means, read this. If you want to find out what I did, keep reading. / continue reading

June 19, 2016

Kulu’s Song

Last week we were invited to visit the Chai Lai Orchid ecolodge near Chiang Mai. Aside from being a gorgeous place, the resort also works closely with Daughters Rising: an organization that focuses on empowering Karen women. / continue reading

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June 12, 2016

Find a Wife in the Rice Fields

While staying near Chiang Mai, we were told about a local flute maker who we should meet. One hour-long drive and a ten minute hike later, we arrived at a waterfall compound where he makes and sells his instruments. / continue reading

noh-bo-rain
May 26, 2016

A Rainy Morning at Church

Like many of our experiences here in Thailand, attending Karen church was both deeply familiar and foreign. We could tell that Western influence runs deep in Karen Christian culture.

Anyone who has attended an evangelical church in America would be familiar with the basic elements of the service.

Brief history lesson: the first western Christian influence with the Karen people occurred in the early 19th century. / continue reading

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May 18, 2016

Meeting Eh Klo

Tuesday morning. We leave the city of Chiang Mai and take a songthaew (one of the most popular forms of public transport in Thailand) to the suburbs. We are meeting with Eh Klo Moo–a Karen musician, producer, and dreamer.

Eh Klo is a man with one foot in the past and one foot in the future.

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