Everyday life

Everyday life is about everything and nothing. Good and bad days at work and off work, life with “Teerak”, my husband Ann, translation problems, multicultural marriage and so much more.

How to make a man understand what you want and need

Some years ago I said I would never date a Thai man. And here I am, married to one now… In most ways it is as if you’re with someone from your own culture, but in many ways it’s not the same at all. One of the things we meet every day is how to […]

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A new year, a new blog

It took some time, but finally I am ready to start writing again. Leaving the shelter north in Thailand was really hard, and made it difficult to continue writing. What would I write about? My main reason for starting this blog was that I felt that I did something with a lot of meaning. The […]

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A year is over, a new one has begun

After a long holiday down south, I am back at the Swimming Home. I came back late Monday, and the welcome I got was everything but dull. The children had been waiting for me, and when I arrived, they all stood outside the car, opened the door for me and gave me the best hugs […]

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Personal changes

I have just visited the shelter in Chiang Rai for the first time after quitting my job there. I feel a strong bond to this place and all the people living and working here. I know it will not be the last time I go there, but I know I have to wait for a […]

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Family

It’s a term break from school in Thailand now, and the children who are lucky to have any relatives caring at all, have gone to visit them. I strongly hope that they have an amazing time away from the shelter! Meanwhile, we are still some left here at the Swimming Home. I remember back when […]

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A Helping Hand

Often, you give to others what you seek and need from others yourself. In this case, I believe it is true. I have repeatedly seen the children at the shelter caring for and helping each other, caring for and helping animals and caring for and helping other people, myself included. I came home after dinner […]

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A Heartbreaking Day

Every day may seem quite the same, but yesterday, I got to be a part of something I have never experienced before. The day started pretty normal. Well, relatively normal. We were picked up by someone from the social department in the area, and drove off to the border between Thailand and Laos. We stopped […]

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One Month Anniversary

It’s already been a month! Looking back, I have experienced a lot within just 30 days. I teach English to the children at the shelter in the afternoons now, and just recently, I started teaching English in private classes as well. This is so rewarding, such a different situation than teaching back home in Norway. […]

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