Check out my first post for the official ATMA SEVA blog! In addition to my own personal blog, I’ll be contributing about once a month to the organization’s blog. Check out the “photography corner” for some sweet shots from other ATMA SEVA members taken all over SE Asia! Some of my shots from Pa Pae will be up there within a couple of weeks.
I’m Jamie, the latest on-site intern with ATMA SEVA! I’ll be in Thailand for four months helping primarily with social media, and also some program development.
My first few weeks in Thailand have been quite the whirlwind! I arrived to a balmy Chiang Mai night in late January and was greeted at the airport by several familiar ATMA SEVA faces- David (programs director), Nid (Lawa village director), Katherine (on-site intern), Alexis (on-site intern), and Natch (English teacher at Wat Doi Saket). From then on, it’s been non-stop action, with a few curve-balls thrown in (despite Alexis’s repeated refrain, the title of this entry!) Some of these include an unfortunate, but relatively minor, motorbike accident involving Alexis and Stu (another friend of ATMA SEVA who has his own charity stuandthekids.org), getting stranded in Chiang Mai after finding out that the songthaews (a kind of a shared taxi) stopped early…
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