Dance for Kindness in Thailand 2015 – Final Footage and Pics

 

In November 2015 we danced with thousands of people around the world for kindness and love. I was honoured to be the Group Leader for Thailand in Life Vest Inside’s worldwide Dance for Kindness.

‘The purpose of World Kindness Day is to look beyond ourselves- beyond the boundaries of our country, beyond our culture, our race, our religion, and realize that we are citizens of the world and that kindness is the common thread that unites all of us.’ Continue reading

Dance for Kindness 2015 Thailand: Thank you

Time for a BIG THANK YOU!!!!!

On Nov 7th, I was blessed to take part as a Group Leader in an incredible awesome event, where people from all over the world unite as one. On the same day, we all danced to the same song, wearing the same colour. 50 Kids from the Baan Unrak Children’s Home in Sangkhlaburi Thailand danced with me for Kindness, Love, ` and Hope on the World Kindness Day in Sangkhlaburi Thailand. Continue reading

5 Reasons why living with a toddler at the school campus is pretty cool

Living with my 4 year old daughter at the school campus, sounds weird?

After almost four month in the volunteer house – the “Green House” – we had to change houses. In our last week volunteering at the Children’s Home we moved to the school premises. From a big shared house with fridge and living room we moved into a small room on the school ground. Our door facing the school playground. Continue reading

Rainy season and Pyjama Party – like The Way of St. James in Spain

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It’s raining and raining and will probably rain for many more weeks and even month. It’s rainy season.

October 2014 iI walked part of ‘The Way of St. James’ with my three year old daughter. In many ways, the Camino was the preparation for our charity journey. On The Way of St. James, we walked many days in rain, sturm and even lightening and thunder…..and here ist is almost the same….

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Many years I didn’t use an umbrella, still I am not used to carry it around and leave in everywhwere….5 minutes later it is gone…and we have to walk through the rain…

Malia is using a plastic bag as raincover.

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The path to our accomondation is long and muddy.

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Our little house lies very remote.

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It’s great so we can be as loud as we wish. The nights however can be a bit creepy.

While our neighbor is gone for a few days, we have two girls as sleeping guests.

Malia is reading them a good night story.

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And jumping into the selfie.

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However most impressed I am with Malia, how easy she got used to the very cold water. Even bathing in it…

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Orphanage Baan Unrak in Sangkhlaburi, Thailand.

Living at the orphanage Baan Unrak with three year old daughter

Baan Unrak means ¨House of Joy¨ and is home of over 130 orphans. Also single and abandoned mothers found a home here.

For the next six month, this will also be the home for me and my three-and-a-half-year old daughter. Rucksack Coach and the little owl are living at Baan Unrak in Sangkhlaburi, Thailand.

As a EFT-Practitioner I work with different traumas of the orphans.

 

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The main house is where the girls sleep. There is also the meditation and yoga room, the computer room, liberay and office.

 

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Laundry to dry in the hallway.

 

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Waiting for ice cream. Someone donated 50$ to buy ice cream for the kids. For 100$ they can buy the ingrediants for pizza for 130 kids.

 

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Eating on the ground.

 

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An empty ice cream container is the plate.

Every child brings his own plate, after the meal they clean it and return it to their room.

 

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Breakfast: Nudels, yoghurt and tofu. In Baan Unrak they eat vagan. They also don´t eat onions, garlic and mushrooms.

 

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Usually in Baan Unrak they buy their ghee in Bangkok at the market. But Bangkok is 8hours away. Today I taught the new baker how to make his own ghee.

 

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Butter is slowly heated for 30 min.

 

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Babu from India, is the organic farmer here, he helped to filter the ghee.

 

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Ghee ready to cool down.

 

 

Challenges of the first days-Children Home in Thailand

Beside of the stunning view, we also have some challenges on the first few days.

 

1. Thousands of ants…everywhere!

Sweeping the floor is like a never ending story. They`re on the ground, in the bed, on the laptop…thousands of ants….on our arms and legs…even at night.

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2. Grass…eating clothes!

each single one has to be individually picked out…one by one….and there´re many since we have to walk through this grass every morning and evening.

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3. Ice cold water!

NO running water.To shower ones uses the ice cold water from the Bucket…brrr

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4.Constant Rain!

It´s rainy season….it rains often all day long. The ground is muddy and so are our clothes. But therefore the surrounding is in a beautiful lush green.

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5. Regular Powercuts!

Specially at night it is very spuky…our little house lies very remote, and all the strange sound at night can be very frightening.