Tag Archives: customs

A Special Place

Considering the fact that I have only been here for six months, I am delighted that there is already one place in this town that has found a regular niche in my life: Billy’s Restaurant. Billy’s is a small Italian … Continue reading

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Advent: The Same, but Different

This is my first Advent season in Thailand in forty years – and it caught me by surprise.  There were some things that I expected to see from years past (like stars made of bamboo and colored cellophane with lights … Continue reading

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Loy Krathong 2554 (ลอยกระทง ๒๕๕๔)

Loy Krathong is one of the most beautiful festivals in the Thai year. It takes place over three days, with one of those days being the evening of the full moon of the 12th month in the traditional Thai lunar … Continue reading

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Just When You Thought It Was Safe…

For those who live in the United States, this flood is similar to the floods of the Mississippi River in the way that it begins in the northern part of the country and slowly makes its way south. There are … Continue reading

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A National Treasure

Thailand has wonderful tradition of issuing beautiful postage stamps. Thanks to my father, Richard W. Bryant, who collected stamps his entire life, and his father before him, Robert Enoch Bryant, who was also a stamp collector, I grew up with … Continue reading

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Making a Difference

As I share these stories with you, I try to include as many photos as I can. Please take the time to look at even the tiny thumbnail photos at the end.  Often, I just run out of space to … Continue reading

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Amazing Art… Created by God

I actually want to talk about the flowers that fill our home, but I will do it as I describe our recent Open House.  Actually, it wasn’t really an Open House, but a festival that the Thai call “งานขึ้นบ้านใหม่” (“ngahn … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

Friday, August 12th, was Mother’s Day in Thailand.  It is the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand and, since 1976, has been celebrated as Mother’s Day, as the Queen is viewed as the mother of the people of … Continue reading

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Too Close for Comfort

Thailand has never had a direct hit by a named storm in the Western North Pacific.  We tend to get the remnants of typhoons that play out over China, Vietnam or elsewhere.  This past week, we have enjoyed an abundance … Continue reading

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Progress?

Meet Saeng Lah, a wonderful Christian woman we hired to help Mom around the house. In Thailand, women who do this kind of work are called Mae Baan (mother of the house). Saeng Lah has an active life of faith. … Continue reading

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