A Tear in My Eye, A Smile in My Heart: A Christmas to Remember

Guest written by volunteer Tessa O’Rorke As you would expect, my Christmas this year was definitely not my usual, which involves excess in all areas—food, parties, wine, gifts. But it was, without doubt, one of the most memorable and heartwarming. Thai people generally don’t celebrate Christmas, but with the large western influence here at COSA…

Photo Journal: Weekend Artwork with Maddy

COSA has recently been lucky enough to engage the talents of a local Dutch artist, Maddy, who has agreed to come in every Saturday afternoon for the next couple of months to help our girls embrace their artsy sides. And while we’re old pros at bracelet-making, our acrylic paint supplies have been next-to-nonexistent for long…

Loi, Loi Krathong

Hot on the heels of Lanna Yi Peng comes Loi Krathong, a Buddhist festival celebrated annually throughout Thailand on the twelfth month of the Thai lunar calendar. We just so happen to be located a mere forty minutes north of Chiang Mai, which is popularly considered one of the best locations in which to celebrate Loi…