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What happened?

In August 2018, I was crowned Ms. Maine American Women of Service. In February 2019, my crown was taken from me and everyone has been left to ask: what happened? In pageantry, things happen. Bullying happens. When confronted with a … Continue reading

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What’s up next?

Can you believe the St. Croix Valley Pageant is in it’s 13th year?!  More than 10 years ago, I was a contestant for Teen Miss St. Croix Valley and this year I get to participate in a different capacity! Young … Continue reading

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Ms. Maine American Women of Service 2019

I was going to title this “So I did a thing…” like I didn’t want to admit to winning a pageant or something. I started competing in pageants when I was in 8th grade I think, but I NEVER won. … Continue reading

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Sunsets

It’s not often that I get to spend time watching sunsets at the ocean in Thailand. Often I see the sun set on my evening walks where the sun is bright red and setting slowly over acres of rice fields … Continue reading

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Jingle Bells

( I wrote this back in December..) I wasn’t sure what to expect for Christmas this year. I’m back living with my host family and we have been talking for weeks about having a Christmas party at our house. A … Continue reading

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Something about water

What is it about water, being near it, in it, or on it has the ability to make me feel so comfortable, so carefree? I was in a very cranky mood and not feeling well last Sunday. I was tired of … Continue reading

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New beginnings

Maybe you’ve heard through the grape vine that I have moved. It’s true. I’ve moved back to Suphanburi. Remember where I spent the first 9 weeks of training in Thailand?!  Yeah, that’s where I am! I’m back with my host … Continue reading

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Sart Thai Day or as the South calls it…งานบุญเดือนสิบ

Festival of Offerings to the Dead (Sart Thai) วันสาทรไทย This year, Sart Thai day fell on October 12, 2015. It is on the 15th day of the waning moon of the tenth lunar month, which happens to be around the middle of … Continue reading

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Khaojeak Making You Smile! เขาเจียกเรียกยิ้ม

Once a year we have Khaojeak Riak Yim. It’s an effort to bring the community together in a fun and educational way. This event is designed and put on by youth with the support of adults. It’s name Khaojeak Riak … Continue reading

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The Little Things: Elders.

I went on a trip with the ผู้สูงอายุ (Puu Suung Ayu, which means elders) in my community. Each year our Municipality is given a certain amount of money to take the Elders on a trip. It could be for anything … Continue reading

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