Monday, December 31, 2012

Chiang Mai 2012 Half Marathon and Fundraiser Finale


First of all, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone that donated to the fundraiser and supported me in my first 1/2 marathon.  Both the fundraiser and the race were enormous successes!  With the help of some amazing family, friends, and strangers, we more than doubled the original goal, raising a total of $2,221.89!  All the money will go towards education of Burmese migrants in Mae Sot, Thailand.  That money will go a long way and do amazing things.  It means a lot, both to me and to the students at Knowledge Zone.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Year In Reading 2012

In December 2011 I made a short list for the upcoming new year, not of resolutions, but of specific goals I wanted to accomplish. Some were big (trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp... check), some small. One of the smaller tasks I set for myself was simply to read more. I've never really been a big reader, but after moving abroad with no television, traveling and being on the move so much, I have a newfound respect and enthusiasm for reading. My goal for 2012 was to read 25 books by the end of the year; roughly, a book every two weeks. With 2013 just a few days away, I'm pleased to say that I knocked it out of the park. I read a total of 31 books this year. To some that may not be impressive, but it's definitely a personal best and I'm pretty pleased. Some of the books I read were better than others, but, disaster or masterpiece, I enjoyed them all.

If anyone's looking for something new to read, I've made a list of what I read in 2012, along with a few thoughts.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Songthaew Overload!

How many Thai people can fit into one vehicle?  You'd be surprised...

Check out this trailer for one of my upcoming blog posts!

(It's only a minute and 45 seconds... Watch it!)