Archive: 'Mar 2019' :

When we first arrived at the Karen village, they told us some of the rules. The one that really stuck to me was that you cannot show affection to the opposite gender. If you do, they would sacrifice a chicken. Their religion isn’t Buddhism. Buddhism actually isn’t a religion; it’s a philosophy. We learned that […]

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Driving to the waterfall was nice, but it made me dizzy driving the winding roads around the mountain. It was fun. The first waterfall we saw was really beautiful, but they said it was only one of ten. When we went to the second one, it was even higher. Everybody went to the third one, […]

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What I’ve enjoyed most is getting to know the Thrival student body. At first, they were just vaguely familiar faces, but now they have personalities and backstories. We’re all getting accustomed to living in a foreign country together, so I think that has helped us grow as students and as people. The experiences that we’ve […]

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This documentary was very special to us because it helped us learn about the problems in the village. We also learned how the Radical Grandmas stepped up. In order to make this documentary, we had to get an inside view of how mining destroyed the lives of the Na Nong Bong villagers. As we gained […]

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