Served in a Diplomatic Mission for 4 years. Currently serving in Social Development Sector as an Officer MEAL . Hobbies to Read and write stories based on true informative events.
The Thai Hilarity Expedition
Amid the chaotic streets of Bangkok, the trio of mischief-makers—Johan, Irfi, and yours truly—embarked on an adventure that would go down in the annals of our friendship as the Great Thai Hilarity Expedition. Armed with a map that seemed to have taken a detour through the imagination of a whimsical cartographer, we set out to experience Thailand as if we were born and raised in the land of smiles.
In the complex tapestry of familial relationships, the aftermath of divorce often raises a poignant question: who suffers more, the children or the divorced parents? As one who traversed the intricate terrain of parental separation, I discovered that within the shadows of adversity lie unexpected rays of light, offering solace and growth to both children and parents alike.
A Suburban Parable
In the quiet tapestry of our suburban neighborhood, where brick homes stood beneath a canopy of southern live oaks, I first encountered Sam. He was a middle-aged man with a Cheshire cat smile, clean-cut, stocky, and possessing hands shaped like bricks—a former football player. Our paths crossed on my routine walk, and as we exchanged pleasantries, he revealed himself as a father of two teenage sons, both accomplished athletes. There was, however, a notable absence of any mention of a wife. Our introduction concluded with a casual exchange of numbers, a neighborly gesture that would eventually prove to carry unexpected weight.