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Father’s Love Letter

I became aware involved about human trafficking when the woman I love was traffic.

Most of the NGO that help are Christian. There are Muslim also and my next post will write about them.

Many of the females are traffic in sex for a better life often to help their families or tricked.

When a mother encourage a daughter to be a prostitute how does she escape the culture. That culture is wide spread in Issan or the NE Thailand.

How can she get her freedom?

In my view and experience is God.

I ask my pastor KR at All Nations Church Phuket Thailand for some words.

Want to thank KR and Father’s Love.

He gave me the resource

Father Love

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And help resources

Appreciate comments or would like to share your experience.

For Freedom International updated. We do not recommend at this time.

I have lived in Thailand over 10 years and you cant miss seeing the sex trade even if you are not looking for it. Not just Phuket, but Pattaya Bangkok and rest of Thailand. Most of the girls are from Issan or North East Thailand. That is the poorest area if Thailand. The Thai culture is the daughter is responsible for taking care of her parents in old age. That today has translated to taking care of all the family. The daughter thru peer pressure culture pressure to provide money no matter the cost to herself. Brothers will have a family, home . While often the sister gives up her life. I have seen it. Holiday daughter comes home with the money while the father and brothers take the money get drunk play cards.

Human trafficking is a serious crime. Often a person trying to escape is tortured or killed.

There are many legitimate well organized NGO that can and will help.

We do not recommend this NGO.

If you need help or know someone that needs help in Thailand.

We do not suggest this NGO at this time.

We suggest A21 , Zoe international for children. Also Nightlight in Bangkok are excellent legitimate NGO.

What can be done!

For Freedom International is a organization that offers the girls a chance to break away.

About For Freedom. Text is from their web site.

About Us

About FFI

For Freedom International started with a dream to see the marginalized, vulnerable, and exploited set free from the injustice of oppression. That dream has drawn our team from around the globe to Thailand, a truly beautiful country in the throes of combatting human trafficking and sexual exploitation. FFI has begun our work in the province of Phuket, one of the largest sex tourism destinations in Southeast Asia, and we’re implementing our holistic approach outward, trusting God to bring freedom and hope to the people of Phuket, to the rest of Thailand, to Southeast Asia, and back to those living in the West.

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Varanasi is a place that should have been amazing. It was beautiful, it was interesting, it was a place unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. But when I think back on it, I don’t think about that. I think about the endless conga line of assholes that tried to rip me off so shamelessly. I’ll…

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Akihabara and Harajuku district are famous in Tokyo, Japan, its are a source of technology and fashion etc… Japanese and tourists must to visit on their own.  We take the train from Tokyo Station for going to Akihabara Station. We bought the one day ticket since last morning (12 March 2015), its is price includes, throughout the day until midnight in prices 750 Yen/ person. Akihabara is a famous district in Tokyo. Japan Has been dubbed “Akihabara electronic city” as full of shops selling electrical appliances, computer games, toys and cartoons etc.. Japanese is call the “Akiba”.   They called Akihabara because located in Taito-ku, but the current known as Akihabara, including  Akihabara Station, located in Chiyoda-ku, both of which are a Special Administrative Region in the Tokyo area.

Shibuya is the economic center of Tokyo, Japan.  About Shibuya is the most known is the story “The Great Hachiko Dog” or “Hachiko faithful dog”  Hachiko Statue is in front of the  Shibuya Station. Hachiko (Nov 10,1923 – March 8, 1935) Hachiko dog is breed Akita, born in Odate Akita, Japan. it was came to stay with Hidesaburo Ueno a professor of agriculture at the University of Tokyo since the age of 2 months. On May 21, 1925 Prof. Ueno has Symptoms artery in the brain and died while at university. After the death of Prof. Ueno and his wife moved, she was took Hachiko give to the relatives of the professor who live far away but Hachiko still ran back to its master at the train station at 15:00. Every day. By Kikusaburo Kobayashi, a former gardener of Prof. Ueno who lives near  the train station, take care Hachiko. On March 8, 1935 Hachiko lay dying in the place where it usually comes as a 10 years wait for a boss. Shibuya is the economic center of Tokyo, is a source of entertainment, fashion clothing etc..and the highlight is the 5 separate, crosswalk with a lot of people went through. And here is the point for the tourists who want to came to Tokyo to try come here for one time.

Harajuku Station is a railway station in Shibuya, Tokyo. Operated by East Japan Railway Company. The name of the station from the east side area of the station called “Harajuku”. Takeshita Street having a length of about 400 meters, filled with shops, clothes, accessories etc… Here is shopping street at the famous Tokyo.Walking into the Takeshita Street will see several dessert crepes. People have long queues all and Marion Crepes sold since 1976, is considered the most famous dessert in Harajuku. I have to try at the Angel Crepes for 580 Yen. I can’t call the name so I took the photo of it to staff see, pay money and get the queues card and waiting…so it very big !!! much cream too !!!  Read More :

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Have no doubt ..why Manali,such a small town..her history and beauty named as a land of gods…so charming and attract so many tourists visit every year..some people visits Manali every year for 4-5 months stay …some becomes expat …settle down..earn,live,have a dog,pet,marriage with the local who is really welcome.

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Traditional Thai Wedding Explanation

The traditions of a Thai wedding ceremony vary depending on the region the wedding is taking place in. In most cases, the Thai wedding ceremony is non-religious even though monks may be involved.
Indeed, no vow is announced but the ceremony has a strong symbolic aspect insuring a good start for the newlyweds. To insure happiness and prosperity, the date and time of the ceremony must be chosen carefully.

Long Drum Parade

The procession is a very joyful moment and is accompanied by musicians who play long traditional trombones while dancing on the way to the bride’s location. Once the parade arrives at the bride’s location, the way is generally closed by the symbolic doors.

longdrumtroupe

To prove that the groom is able to take a good care of his spouse, he must pass through these symbolic gates before reaching the bride’s parents.

Traditionally, the gates are closed by a chain of gold or silver held by two young ladies who are close to the bride. During our parade we will have close friends and family members. To open each gate, the groom must give them a key in the form of money in an envelope. The gate guardians may make it even more difficult to pass through by demanding more money. A number of the gates may vary depending on one region to another, but in general there are at least two gates: the golden gate (Pratoo Thong) and the silver gate (Pratoo Ngeurn).

 

The Monks

Giving is something very important for the Buddhists and especially for special occasions like weddings. Inviting monks to the ceremony assures spiritual credit to the young couple thanks to the donations given to the monks. For Buddhists in Thailand, it is widely accepted that donations (of money, food…) to a local temple will assure eternal love.



Sometimes, the couple may simply go to a temple but they may also invite monks in odd number (3,5,7 or 9) to come to the wedding ceremony.

The Buddhist ceremony commences very early (generally between 05:00 and 07:00). The monks pray while a lit candle is placed above a bowl of holy water. This water will later be used by the senior monk to bless the couple and the attended guests with a small branch. After praying, the couple will offer a meal to the monks before leaving the hall to allow the monks to have their meal. No one is allowed to eat until the monks have finished their meal.

After the eating, the monks will pray again and the senior monk blesses the couple with the holy water and uses a white powder stick to make three dots on the groom’s forehead before to taking the groom’s hand to make the same dots on the bride’s forehead (“Jerm”).

Wedding 2-10

Then, the monks go back to the temple. Depending on the arrangement of the wedding, generally the groom’s parade will start afterwards.

The Water Blessing

The next step of the Thai wedding ceremony shall be proceeded either by the parents of the groom or the bride.

The newlyweds shall be sitting next to each other with the groom on the right facing either North or East. Then, the parents of the bride and groom shall then place the “Circles of Luck (Saii Monkol)”, made with white thread in a form of two circles linked by think thread, which was blessed by monks during the monk blessing ceremony earlier, on the heads of the newlyweds and flower garlands around the necks of the couple.

Saii Monkol represents that from now on the destiny of couple is bonded while their individual spirit is maintained.

Afterwards, the parents of the bride and groom shall use a shell (Sang in Thai) to pour the scented flower-garnished holy water (Rod Nam in Thai) onto the hands of the groom starting from a wrist towards the tips of his hands – and then the bride while blessing them. The guests shall then proceed to bless the wedded couple and pour the water onto their hands individually.

 

The education system in Thailand is vastly different from that in the western world. Students can start school from a much younger age and are usually graded through a series of multiple choice exams. Scouts is compulsory and integrated into the school day. The Thai education system divides opinion and those who can not accept it do not last long as a teacher here. Those who work with it, focus on helping their students progress and develop and don’t get caught up in the system consequently have a very enjoyable experience teaching the youth of this great country.

Preparing for Scout Camp!

Preparing for Scout Camp!

The Thai education system has been split into 3 levels since 2001. However, recently a 4th level has emerged..Nursery (Boribaan).

Level 0 – Boribaan (Nursery)

  • 2-3 years old

Level 1 – Anubaan (Kindergarten)

  • KG1 to KG3 – 3 years to 5 years old

Level 2 – Prathom (Primary)

  • P1 to P6 – 6 years to 11 years old

Level 3 – Mathayom (High School)

  • M1 to M6 – 12 years to 18 years old

Kindergarten is optional in Thailand, however all students must attend school from Level 2 – Prathom.

Students can finish school after grade 9 (M3) if they wish. If they want to continue studying and work towards going to university then they must series of government tests. (O-NET, A-NET,). Graduating from M^ is the equivalent to finishing A-Levels in the UK or SAT in the US.

Graduation

Graduation

Grades are given on a scale of 1-4. 1 being the lowest (but still a pass, and 4 being the highest).

Fun times!

Fun times!

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