Thursday, April 07, 2011

Our Thai Wedding Party

February 28, 2010: Bangkok, Thailand

Our Thai Wedding Party
Aw and I got married in Canada almost two years ago. Today is our chance to share our happiness with Aw's relatives here in Thailand.
Khun Tui and Khun Maew brought us in their Mercedes and when Aw and her Aunt stepped out they looked like two Princesses.
Aw's long time friend 'Teek' put up photos of our travels and family from all over the world. She even made a large poster of the two of us so people could sign it.
These are Aw's family; her Mother and two sisters, along with her sister's three children. The young girl is 'Butter'. We are thinking of bringing her to Canada so she can learn English.
Everyone is having a great time eating and dancing and singing karaoke (and did I mention eating?). It is our very special pleasure to have Phil and his parents Bernard and Deanne visiting from Quebec City. They hosted us in their own city a couple of years ago. They really know how to have fun. We are so happy to have them here. And to top things off, My brother and sister in law; Scott and Judy are here to share the event too. Scott acts as my best man tonight. Canada is making a pretty strong showing here, all in all.

Phil is a professional film editor and videographer and was kind enough to make a movie of the event for us. Merci beau coup monsieur! And thank you to Aw's whole family. You have made me feel very much at home. Kaupt Khun Krup!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Scott

May 13, 2010 Kitchener, Ontario
Happy Birthday Scott!!!!

Here is a quick zaney birthday wish we made just before we went to work today.
We hope you have a great one!
Love, Aw, Mark, Stevie, and everyone else here in Kitchener Waterloo!
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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Daniel Gets Baptized

Thornhill, Ontario, April 18, 2010

Our families got together today for Daniel's Baptism. He is the son of my niece Crista and her husband Aaron. Crista is the daughter of my oldest brother Mark and his wife Olga.
As you can see, Daniel is getting very big for a 6 month old. Aw loves any excuse to hold babies.

The proud parents, grandparents, God Mother and the Priest gather for a group photo right after the baptism. This church as special significance for my brother Mark and his wife Olga. They were the first couple married in this church when it was changed over from Irish Catholic to Ukrainian Catholic, 17 years ago. It must have been good luck because they are still married.

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The Priest was fun and brought a great sense of humor to the event as you can see in this one minute video. I have no idea what that bang is that you hear at the moment the water is poured. And wow was that little guy a good sport to act so relaxed when he's doused like that. Congratulations Crista and Aaron! Thanks for letting us share your day.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Chiang Mai 'Kanto'


Thailand: February 19, 2010

We attended a traditional Dinner and Dance tonight in Chiang Mai. It's called 'Kanto'.
The lovely young woman sitting beside Scott and Judy, is Nora from Taiwan. She travels all over the world by herself. She works for a high tech company in Taipei and does modeling on the side. We invited her to join us for the evening.
The food is delicious and at the end of the show we are all invited to get up and dance in the traditional Thai style. As you can see in the video, I almost poke Nora's eye out with my traditional Thai gestures at the end but fortunately her reflexes save her.
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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Zip-Treking In Thailand

February 16, 2010
Flight of the Gibbon, Chiang Mai Thailand

The piercing screams you hear from little girls who are terrified; yes, that's what Scott and I sounded like. The four of us are out zip-treking in Chiang Mai today.
It was a rush to go hurtling though space on cables strung hundreds of feet above the forest. I took all the footage from our 3 cameras and put a 5 minute movie together of the event. My favorite part is the sound of Judy as she jumps out into space and lets out a blood-curdling scream that is reminiscent of Tarzan of the Apes. Here is the link to the movie: Zip Treking In Thailand