Hello Geo,

  To me, this photograph represents my life in Thailand.  It represents everything I feel about that place.  It represents everything I experienced & everything I learned.  Resting safely in my diary on page 38, this photograph has travelled around the world.  It has become as much a part of my travelling essentials as my toothbrush & soap.  
  The 3 children in the picture are some of the most loveable rays of sunshine, that I have ever had the pleasure of encountering.  From my first day teaching at Watchirawit School, in Chiang Mai (Northern Thailand), I was enraptured by their vibrant essence.

"I remember waking up every
morning with a huge smile on my face,
anticipating their arrival to class."

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PHOTO: Sorapagorn, Nadapol & Attachai

  Eastern Asians are well known for loving photography & Thai children are certainly no exception to the rule.  The finger & thumb pose is typical of the young boys at Watchirawit School.  They saw my camera during a quiet moment & well, needless to say, there was a minor disruption.  These children are so special to me.  Together, we found a common ground, despite the enormous language barrier.  We taught each other patience & together, we recognized the value of learning from one other. -Emma Andrews, England  


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