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April 12, 2019

Happy Songkran 2019 Thailand

By Ianpassion

Introducing to you is our youngest child, Nemi. For him, Songkran is always every day. He is unstoppable. Now that there is no class, he has more chances to play our water faucet at the back. We are already expecting that at the end of this month our water bill would rise up. 


Songkran is always a wonderful season of the year for all Thais and foreigners living in Thailand. It is a Thai new year water festival that takes place from 13-15 of April, the hottest month of the year. Traditionally, Thais pour or splash water to someone as a symbol of happiness, love, empathy, kindness, and for cleansing and wishing for rain to come. 

July 20, 2018

Thai Local Rice Pounding With Amazing Skill

By Ianpassion

Traditional wooden pounder is a common agricultural tool in a rice farming communities. We also had this tool back in my parents' house in Mindanao, Philippines. 


Back then we grew our own rice, after some months waiting we harvested the grain and spread on a mat to expose directly to the heat of the sun for drying. When the grain was dried enough then this is dehulled by continues raising and dropping of a heavy wooden pestle in a mortar. 

October 17, 2017

3 Important Tips on How To Live in Community

By Ianpassion 

I have stayed in Thailand for some years. The period of my stay marks a significant milestone journey of my life. Living away from my home country, I have experienced ups and downs as part of the adjustment process.


Staying abroad can be an experience of both fun and daunting. I have immersed in the community for some years, and  I have found three fundamental principles that are important to aware of yourself as you decided to come. 

September 10, 2017

Local Food: Khao Yum - Rice Mixed With Thai Herbs

By Ianpassion

Food in Thailand will always amaze you. There are lots of varieties for your choice depending on each province. 


One day the owner of the mini-store where I always buy my drinks and snacks asked about my breakfast. I replied that today I had a niyaw gai and cafe boran  (sticky rice with fried chicken and traditional Thai coffee).

May 02, 2013

Ian and Nittie's Wedding in Thailand

By Ianpassion

Choosing a lifetime partner who will stand the test of time is the most important decision that everyone will ever have to make.  


Marriage is a pivotal point in life. In one way or another, everything beyond it will be affected by the one with whom we are married and the greatest challenge for every single to decide is who to marry. 


March 04, 2013

What You Should Know About Thai Wedding?

By Ianpassion
Taken in Pak Bara, Satun Thailand 2013
 

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met for the first time in the Philippines in 
2008. Our shared passion and our grown love for each other confirmed that we were meant to journey life together. 



We talked to our parents and friends about our relationship. In December 2011, I visited Thailand to personally talk to Nittie's parents and her relatives regarding our plan of getting married.  Everything went well. 


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