BAMBI Magazine November 2022
Welcome to our November issue. It’s hard to believe that we are towards the end of 2022!
This issue, we explore the theme of ‘Parenting for You’. As a mother of two, although not perfect, I constantly remind my children that I’m always there for them whenever they need me to show my unconditional love. Being a positive role model for my children is not always easy because they are always watching how I handle stress, how I treat other people, and how I deal with my feelings. Children learn so much more from what we do than what we say! Thus, for me, parenting is more about actions and how they match what you say.
At the beginning of March, we were finally able to reopen our playgroups and activities for our BAMBI community and now we are planning for the BAMBI 40th anniversary and Christmas celebration at the end of this month. I feel like time is moving too fast but at the same time, I have achieved so many things.
This past month, the Thai government finally made an official announcement ending the COVID-19 emergency decree which had been in place since 2020. We have all been waiting to hear this great news. I’m looking forward to the removal of both masks and ATK requirements in a safe and measured way.
Recently, BAMBI finally reopened the kung fu activity for older kids, three to six years old, every Tuesday from 3:30–4:30pm at Thai-Chinese Shaolin Kung Fu School in Interchange 21. The school teaches not only martial arts, but also sentimental cultural philosophy, friendship, and personality development. As a BAMBI volunteer, I have been fortunate to give children, ages three to six, access to a wide variety of after school activities like kung fu. Our team is always looking to add new ones in various locations, so stay tuned!
And as a whole, BAMBI is also looking forward to welcoming new volunteers to run this amazing community together. We’ve said goodbye to many of our volunteers during the COVID closure. Without volunteers we are not able to run as many playgroups and activities as we would like. If you can spare a little time to help or are looking for a way to give back to our community, we’d love for you to join our team.
Executive Board Member