We designed this site in order to keep in touch with friends and family who are far away and in order to communicate with other adoptive families from around the world.

When we first started researching this wonderful way to become a family we read everything we could get our hands on. Even though there are a lot of great books out there, nothing was as informative or touching as the blogs we found by adoptees, biological parents, and adoptive families. So we are writing this blog now in hopes of returning the favor. We hope that if you are dear to us you will enjoy keeping up with our adventures. If you are someone out there involved in a part of the adoption triad we hope you will find information and comfort here and provide us with some of your own!

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Take care,
Brian and Rosemary

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thai Beer Protests

There are two main beer brands brewed in Thailand: Chang and Singha.  Singha is the one better known in the US, since it is imported here, but Chang is actually the better selling in Thailand.    Anyway, Chang was planning to become the first alcohol-producing company to list on Thailand's stock exchange (SET) . . . but then a whole mess of Thai monks came along!

The monks oppose the listing, saying that it is a threat to Thailand's Buddhist character.  Thai monks have also recently led public protests and pamphletting against  drinking and smoking in Thailand generally.  They feel that consumption of alcohol also increases other social ills such as poverty and prostitution.  More details on the Thai beer protests as they arise.