Art and Creativity · Family · Thailand

Making Floating Vessels for Loi Krathong

Sawadee Kha! I know many of you will be getting ready to celebrate Christmas, but in Thailand we recently had a very different kind of celebration. Loi Krathong is one of the main holidays in Thailand. Loi means ‘to float’ and krathong is the name of the beautifully-decorated vessels. The Loi Krathong festival is a… Continue reading Making Floating Vessels for Loi Krathong


A World of Stories: Australia

I imagine that I’m among many Australians when I say that I grew up being read fantastic Australian stories. With such striking landscapes, adorable (and sometimes dangerous!) animals, diverse people and cultures, Australia is certainly rich with stories. This is my last month in Australia before I head over to Thailand for a year. It… Continue reading A World of Stories: Australia

Books · Culture · Thailand

Celebrating a Thai Tale for Book Week

It’s one of my favourite weeks of the year: Book Week! I was so excited when I entered my local library yesterday and saw the The Children’s Book Council of Australia Shortlisted Books display. There, in the center, was a children’s picture book set in Thailand! I may have even squealed a little. One Step… Continue reading Celebrating a Thai Tale for Book Week


How to be Productive Through Daydreaming

I remember sitting at my desk in kindergarten when I was five years old. I’m not sure what my teacher was doing at the time, but I was daydreaming… ‘Sara, what are you thinking about?’ my teacher asked. ‘Oh, just rainbows and butterflies and fairies.’ I said. My teacher smiled and responded that she really… Continue reading How to be Productive Through Daydreaming