Saturday, November 27, 2010

Day 122 - 27. November 2010
The last couple of weeks have been hectic at the school again - but also relaxing, effective, organised, warm and enjoyable - with the arrival of an unexpected temporary voluntary consultant and great social worker. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is free, all refugees have left Mae Sot and the town and our neighbouring town Myawaddy have quietened down a bit, even though the armed and otherwise conflict in Burma has by no means abated, the Thai side of Moei River celebrated the Loi Krathong Light festival last weekend, with a bang, Pete and me have spent some more time out together to saviour the last weeks of couplehood, thanks to our caring colleagues and I've painted a little aquarell. :-)

"Su Free, Unite & Advance to Grab The Hope"* - Ingenious Journalism in a country with one of world's worst press freedom records
I would like to pay hommage to a headline that was smuggled past the government censorship last week by the FIRST ELEVEN SPORTS JOURNAL by printing some of the letters in a different colour: ‘Sunderland Freeze Chelsea; United Stunned by Villa & Arsenal Advance to Grab Their Hope. Obviously, the magazine was suspended for 2 weeks after the government cottoned on to the underlying message, but I'd say good on them for getting it out there and read, for their wit and guts - keep on the awesome work all you writers and creatives over there!!
*source: DVB

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