URGENT: B- and O- blood needed in Bangkok

Update January 25, 12.55pm. Family has requested that all updates come from Samitivej Hospital. The hospital’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Samitivej. 


Please folks, help get this message out.

I don’t have all the details but I can tell you this:

A mother of two little girls was in a car accident and is in surgery to try and stop internal bleeding. The Thai Red Cross is desperately short on B- and O- also needed.

“If they succeed she has extensive internal damage and will need more blood over the coming days. There is enough 0 negative in the banks, but the hospital urgently requires more B negative. SO PLEASE KEEP THE BLOOD COMING OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS IF YOU CAN. Please complete a form saying” Donate to Lara Rose at Samitivej Hospital, Suhkumvit 49 only”.
Blood can only be taken at Thai Red Cross, Henri Dunant Rd, near Chulalongkorn Hospital, nearest MRT Silom, nearest BTS Siam.
Mon, Wed and Fri : 8.00 hrs – 16.30 hrs.
Tue and Thu : 7.30 hrs. – 19.30 hrs.
Weekends and Public Holidays : 11.00 hrs. – 15.30 hrs.
Tel : 02-263-9600-99″

Please help spread the word and say a prayer for this mama.

Thank you.

Expat Blog Entry: Ten Words for Me Please?

Expat Blog Entry: Ten Words for Me Please?

Expat Blog Awards 2013 Contest Entry

I’ve entered this competition. I normally avoid them. They just make me stressed as I teeter between just letting things be and wanting to do everything possible to win.  That said, the prizes here are amazon vouchers. Why is that so special? Well in Thailand, imported English books are P-R-I-C-E-Y! And as a homeschooling mama, I am always in need of them. So since I regularly poor out my heart and words for you, I am asking you for just ten words in the comment box of my entry.

Also I’ve tried to keep it as short as possible and I hope it will make you laugh at least a little!

Thanks everyone!

Black Friday Leaving You in the Red?

Ho-Ho Holiday

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International Woman’s day and my own personal dance party.


Tonight I got a message from a friend suggesting I join her dancing tomorrow evening. I thought: groovy, Friday night out sounds fun; let’s leave the husbands at home.

Then she said you need to practice your steps as we’ve missed the rehearsal. Now I am thinking…ok Theresa, time to ease up on the Chardonnay.

Her next message is a YouTube link: Break the Chain dance tutorial video.

Turns out that in honor of International Woman’s Day, someone here in Bangkok has organized a One Billion Rising flash mob.

I watched the video tutorial a first time and thought: my goodness how many parts are there?! (truthfully, goodness is not the word that came to mind). I remembered seeing one of these viral videos and being really moved by it. I’ve also always secretly longed to be part of some meaningful flash mob though in reality I would have like the MC hammer with glimmer gold poop your pants bottoms like one that took place a number of years ago. This will have to do.

So instead of working on guest blog posts I owe, I’ve spent the evening in my knickers prancing around my bedroom, trying to master pivots and grateful that my Don Juan was out for a business dinner.

It’s sad that I struggled with a very simple step but not nearly as sad as the 35 minutes I spent on the exceedingly simple part one, trying to figure out if I was watching the dance in a mirror image, which leg/arm should I flail next. Why is this sad? Because when I finally made it to part 2, I realized they had dumbed it down saying ‘right’ for viewers when they were moving their left limbs.

Whatever. I am going to rock this flash mob tomorrow night. Dance on sisters!