Wanderlust: Expat Life & Style in Thailand Aug / Sept 2017: The Kids & Family Issue - Page 30

Health & Wellness WORLD WONDERS Two decades ago, while on a work assignment in Rayong province, engineer Jin Nua had an awakening. It came during a time of personal struggleΒ β€” as these experiences often do. And though those difficulties are now long behind him, the lessons learned and observations made during that transformative time have had a lasting impression on the American. by ANNALIESE WATKINS I t was 1998. For Missourian expat Jin Nua, a routine walk along the beach near his apartment in Rayong’s Ban Chang district was about to put him on a path that would change the course of his life forever. It began with a gust of wind point- ing him in the direction of an ap- proaching storm cloud over the hori- zon. Any other day, and he might have viewed the looming clouds as isolated objects. But today, the wind at his back convinced him that the two were connected in a larger way, that the dark sky above him lay at the heart of a much larger organism en- compassing miles of atmospheric air converging from all directions. The silhouetted trees in the fore- )Ι½ΥΉΝΡΙՍ¬‘₯΄Ή•αΠ°Ρ‘”΅•Ι₯Ήœ)½˜Ν΅…±±•Θ‰Ι…Ή‘•Μ₯ΉΡΌ±…ɝ•Θ½Ή•Μ°)•… ΝΑ₯Ι…±₯Ήœ₯Ήέ…ɐΡ½έ…ɐΡ‘”΅…₯Έ)ΡΙΥΉ― ƒŠP΅Υ ±₯­”Ρ‘”±₯‘ΡΉ₯Ήœ‰½±ΡΜ)Ρ‘…ЁݽձΝ½½ΈΝΡΙ₯­”Ρ‘”Ν•„…‘•…Έ(ΜÊ ]9I1UMP )%ΈΡ‘…Ё΅½΅•ΉΠ°)₯ΈΙ•…±₯镐Ρ‘…Ё‘”)݅́Α…ΙЁ½˜Ν½΅•Ρ‘₯Ήœ΅Υ Ι•…Π΄)•ΘΈ!”½Υ±Ν•”Ρ‘”Α½έ•Ι™Υ°°ΥΉ‘•Θ΄)±ε₯Ήœ°•ΉΡ•Θ΅½Ι₯•ΉΡ•Α…ΡΡ•ΙΈ½˜Ρ‘”)ΝΡ½Ι΄…Ή°…±°…Ι½ΥΉ‘₯΄°Ρ‘”Ν…΅”)Ι•Α•…Ρ₯Ήœ‘•Ν₯ΉΜΡ‘…Ё™½Ι΄Ρ‘”έ½Ι±Έ)!”έ…±­•‘½΅”‘•Ρ•Ι΅₯Ή•ΡΌ‰•ΡΡ•Θ)ΥΉ‘•ΙΝΡ…Ήέ‘…Ё‘”‘…Ν••Έ…ΉΡ‘”)Ν₯Ή₯™₯…Ή”½˜Ρ‘•Ν”Α…ΡΡ•ΙΉΜΈ)MՍ έ…́ё”₯΅Α…Π½˜Ρ‘₯́•αΑ”΄)Ι₯•Ή”°Ρ‘…Ё)₯Έ9Υ„έ•ΉΠ½ΈΡΌ‘•±Ω”)‘••Α•Θ₯ΉΡΌ‘₯́ΝΑ₯Ι₯ΡΥ…°Ν₯‘”°ΥΉ‘•Θ΄)½₯Ήœ±½ΉœΝΑ•±±Μ½˜ΝΡΥ‘ε₯Ήœ…Ή•Μ΄)Ν…δέΙ₯Ρ₯ΉœΡΌ™ΥΙΡ‘•ΘΥΉ‘•ΙΝΡ…ΉΡ‘”)έ½Ι±…Ι½ΥΉ‘₯΄Έ9…ΡΥΙ”°‘”‘₯͍½Ψ΄)•Ι•°Α±…έ„™…ȁΙ•…ѕȁɽ±”₯Έ½ΥΘ)±₯ٕ́ё…Έ‘”‘…•Ω•Θ₯΅…₯Ή•Έ+Šq™Ρ•Θ΅δΡΙ…ΉΝ™½Ι΅…Ρ₯Ω”•αΑ•Ι€΄)•Ή”₯ΈI…ε½Ήœ°…±°΅δ½±Ν•±˜°½Έ΄)Ω•ΉΡ₯½ΉΜ…Ή‰•±₯•™Μ™•±°…έ…δ³ŠtΝ…εΜ))₯ΈΈƒŠq$ΝΡ…ΙΡ•½Ω•Θ™Ι½΄„Ή•ά°΅½Ι”)₯ΉΉ½•ΉΠ‰…Ν”ΈI•™Ι•Ν‘₯Ή±δ°$…±ΝΌΙ”΄)…±₯镐$‘₯‘»ŠeЁ­Ή½ά΅Υ ½˜…ΉεΡ‘₯Ήœ)½Έ„‘••ΐ±•Ω•°»Št)!”‰•…ΈΡΌ•α…΅₯Ή”•Ω•ΙεΡ‘₯Ήœ)έ₯Ρ ™Ι•Ν •ε•Μ°ΝΡ½ΑΑ₯ΉœΡΌ…Ν¬‘₯΄΄)Ν•±˜θ]‘δ₯́ё₯́Α•ΙΝ½ΈΡ‘…Ё݅δό]‘δ)‘½•ΜΡ‘₯́Α±…ΉΠΙ½άΡ‘₯́݅δό]‘δ)…Ι”Ρ‘₯ΉΜΡ‘”έ…δΡ‘…Ёё•δ…Ι”ό%Π)݅́…Έ₯ΉΡ•ΙΙ½…Ρ₯½Έ½˜…±°°‰ΥЁ‘”)™½ΥΉΡ‘…Ёё”΅½Ι”ΕΥ•ΝΡ₯½ΉΜ‘”)…Ν­•°Ρ‘”΅½Ι”ΕΥ•ΝΡ₯½ΉΜ‘”‘…Έ)Q‘½Υ ‘₯́‰…­Ι½ΥΉ₯Έ•Ή₯Ή••Θ΄)₯Ήœ…Ή½±½±±•”Ν₯•Ή”Ρ•αΡ‰½½­Μ)‘•±Α•‘₯΄ΡΌΥΉ‘•ΙΝΡ…ΉΡ‘”Ν€΄)•ΉΡ₯™₯ŒΙ•…Ν½ΉΜ°‘”Ν½Υ‘Ё΅½Ι”…Ή)Ν½½Έ™½ΥΉ…ΉΝέ•Ί©ΥΝЁ‰δ±½½­₯Ήœ)±½Ν•±δ…Ёё”έ½Ι±…Ι½ΥΉ‘₯΄Έ)Q!A=]H)=9QUI)Q‘ɽ՝ έ…±­Μ½ΈQ‘…₯±…Ή“Šé‰•… ΄)•Μ°…Ή±…ѕȁёɽ՝ M₯Ή…Α½Ι—ŠeΜ) ½Ρ…Ή₯…°…Ι‘•ΉΜ°…Ή•Ω•Έ)…΅½ΉΝЁΉ…ΡΥΙ”‰…¬₯ΈΡ‘”MΡ…Ρ•Μ°))₯Έ9Υ„‘₯͍½Ω•Ι•Ν½΅•Ρ‘₯ΉœΡ‘…Π)έ½Υ±₯Ή™±Υ•Ή”Ρ‘”‘½₯•Μ‘”΅…‘”)]]\Ή]9I1UMQ5Ή =4