Follow your roots – The Thai way of life

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I was born in Thailand and raised in Bangkok until the age of 10, when I was sent to boarding school in Sydney. And although I’ve spent the majority of my years in Australia, my life really is a blend of the East and West. My mother is a Catholic, my father is Buddhist. I eat Thai and Western food in equal measure, and I speak mostly Thai at home and English elsewhere. My Thai friends think I’m an Aussie, and my Aussie friends consider me Thai – and rather than be confused by all of this…… [Click here to continue reading]

Visit  http://blog.expedia.com.au/follow-your-roots-the-thai-way-of-life/ now to see loads more photos, my wedding and baby pictures and my Thai ways.

Taken The night before my wedding back in 2012 with my high school friends from Sydney

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This was taken at the end of my wedding night! All of our family and friends went onto the roof top and let go of the lanterns for good luck.

 

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8 Comments

  1. Britta on September 20, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Ash!! This is one of my absolute fav posts of yours! so personal and inspiring!
    Thank you so much for being you and for being one of the sweetest people I have met via insta/blogging.
    lots of love to you.
    XXX
    Britta

  2. Lucrezia Candelori on September 20, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Totally loved this post! It’s always so important not to forget who we are and where we come from. Amazing job honey!

    Love,

    Lucrezia ♥ (http://www.lucreziacandelori.com)

  3. La Bijoux Bella | by mia on September 20, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Awww, how lovely that you still speak Thai. It’s an essential and precious thing. I was visiting Pattaya Thailand this past March for a friend’s wedding, and I fell in love with eating the delicious foods on the little grill on the streets, strolling along the shorelines shops of Pattaya. The way of life in Thailand always fascinates me. It dies not matter how rich or poor they are, they value their tradition, culture and morals in so many ways expressed by their own happiness and always with a smile. Now that’s true living to me! I love it . . . Truly love it! 🙂

    Merci for sharing your lovely story. So great to see a true vision of beauty from the inside and out! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  4. Kim on September 21, 2016 at 12:09 am

    I think this is my favourite post from you babe, and I love the fact that you can speak Thai! That is sooooo important, not forgetting your very own language and roots. I’m so amazed! And the wedding is soooo romantic hehe! Now I want to see more wedding photos. Ahahah!

  5. Shirley Doremi on September 21, 2016 at 3:50 am

    I love listening to people’s stories and getting to know more about my friends through there. I definitely can feel you as I am also one of the people that grew up and being living in different countries and I do appreciate and enjoy it. It’s so good that you are able to go back home every year. I am so jealous! I really hope I can visit Thai soon. This has been always my husband and I’s next destination. I must try their street food as your advice.

  6. Maya on September 25, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Ahh this was a lovely read, you must never forget your roots! It’s great that you’re able to blend the East and West and carving it into your own identity 🙂

  7. Faye on September 26, 2016 at 12:30 am

    Love this post Ashley… A wonderful reminder that the world is waiting to be explored and to always remember where we came from! Love it! Faye xo

  8. Brittany on November 4, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Ashley! This was the sweetest post. I loved hearing more about your life. Such a great post love! xx, Brittany

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