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Monday, August 10, 2009

Thailand '09

I was lucky enough to travel to the Far East for my first time. I went with Kenya Airways and the Thailand tourism board to this beautiful country. What an amazing adventure. Simply stunning to say the least. The travels brought me to Myanmar, Lous, and Thailand. I learned a lot about the Buddist religion, saw many temples and waterfalls, snorkled in pristine coral, laid on the beaches and went to a coffee plantation. I was even able to see my own version of "Cheeseburger in Paradise" (see below)!

Unfortunately, as luck would have it, I was stung by a massive jelly fish at the end of the trip. That put things into perspective quite quickly. Let's just say I had a "date with destiny!"

Keep well everyone~!


  1. Anonymous12:28 PM

    You went to Thailand! I am so jealous. It looks like you had a good time -- minus the run-in with the jellyfish. I hope you don't mind, I used one of your pictures as the picture on my desktop. I hope all is well with you, my dear friend. -- Panhia

  2. Anonymous7:03 AM

    Thailand looks gorgeous. You are lucky to see so much of our beautiful world. I'm glad you got over the jellyfish sting. Take care, my son. Mom

  3. Anonymous9:03 AM

    Wow I am in the wrong career field..You are so lucky to get to see so much of the world..Places that the rest of us only get to dream about seeing..It looks so beautiful over there..I really love the pictures of you and the kids..You always know how to find those precious kids where ever you go..I think that I am going to switch from being a daycare teacher to a weather person..LOL take care and stay safe while you travel everywhere..You truely do have a wonderful heart that God blessed you with..Always remember that no matter what..We all still miss you back here in Michigan..Hope to talk to you soon..


  4. Nicole12:00 AM

    May God carry on blessing you Derek,

    You really have a heart filled with FIREY passion and love for humanity!

    I watch you on the weather channel and thought about googling you, and was amazed to find out that there is much more to you so MUCH more!

    1 John 4:7, 11-12

    Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God;
    and everyone who loves is born of God, and knows God.
    4:8 He who doesn't love doesn't know God, for God is love

    add me on facebook Nicole Princessa Pires,

    Warm Regards,


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