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Forums > Social Discussion > Antti & Xyn Community Project - Thailand 2007. VIDEO

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Xyn
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Xyn

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Posted:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr3-4hWkDZs
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A community project (part of Bornfire) which involves juggling and spinning workshops, fire performances and games finally kicked off on 2007 June 9. During the 10 days, Antti Suniala and I worked with more than 150 children (Tsunami orphans and less privileged) in Khao Lak - Thailand.



Schools and foundations we worked with includes:



1) Duang Prateep Foundation (Orphanage in Takuapa, Phang Nga)

2) Ban Yan Yao School (Takuapa, Phang Nga)

3) Wat Lumpinee School (Tai Muang, Phang Nga)

4) Burmese camp



It was a fulfilling trip... with many great moments, laughters and a good sense of achievements. All this would not have been possible without the blessing, support and help from kind friends...



- 4kali for the support and help in organising the above workshops and performances

- Michael; for taking us to the Burmese Camp

- Knik from Circus Outreach for donating the spinning and juggling equipments

- Serene; for the $200 donations which helps in covering some of the cost.

- Antti Suniala; for the clown noses, performances and workshops... most importantly for starting this project with me!





Hope you guys enjoy the video as much as we do!



For more photos on the project -

http://www.flickr.com/photos/anttisuniala/sets/72157600813371115/

EDITED_BY: Xyn (1187677200)


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Fire_Moose
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Posted:yay go you guys. great job.

O.B.E.S.E.

Owned by Mynci!

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arashi


arashi

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Posted:wow so inspiring!
walk the walk baby!
el camino sacrado
hugs to you antti


-Such a price the gods exact for song: to become what we sing
-Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
-When the center of the storm does not move, you are in its path.

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Antti_Everything
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Posted:Thanks guys. Arashi! Where've you been? It was an amazing experience to us. And these kids were so cool. I'll try to write a bit more about the project when I got more time.

Point your toes.

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_Clare_
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Posted:ubblove

Nice one lads... good work Antti... hope you're well smile
xx


Getting to the other side smile

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Shion


Shion

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Posted:great job..!!

The force is strong with you

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arashi


arashi

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Posted:ive been trying in vain to be a real person with a job.
failing miserably...
33 has been hell i tell ya. HELL.
im breakin out tho... gettin the hell outta here and goin to japan in a couple of weeks! and after that, i hope to get to europe again this winter...
cant wait to see you, dude! miss you lots!


-Such a price the gods exact for song: to become what we sing
-Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
-When the center of the storm does not move, you are in its path.

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pricklyleaf
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Posted:Wow, it looks like you had an amazing time! keep it up guys, was it something you just organised yourselves?

Live like there is no tomorrow,
dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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KaelGotRice
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Posted:Sweet job! Too bad we missed each other back in Thailand guys, I'm back in the states now smile

or frown back to school.


To do: More Firedrums 08 video?
Wildfire/US East coast fire footage
LA/EDC glow/fire footage
Fresno fire

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Bigfoot67
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Posted:must have been a wonderfull experience.

great job.


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Antti_Everything
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Posted:Some people might recognice a variation (without the song) of the infamous "Hello my name is Joe" warm up game.

This was basically organized by ourselves but with a lot of help from organizations like 4cali.org working in Khao Lak. They had the contacts to the places we went to give the workshops and performances and they drove us around and also helped in translation and the workshops.


Point your toes.

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Durbs
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Posted:Sawadi kah - my names is Joe...?

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

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Antti_Everything
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Posted:ubblol Yeah something like that..

Point your toes.

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ramdass
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Posted:this video just made my heart smile and laugh. ubblove
thank you! hug
keep going - I'll walk along for sure


jai radhe-shyam

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Xyn
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Xyn

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Posted:Thank you everyone... glad you guys love the video just as much as I do. It was indeed a great time.

Ramdass:
The thought of the time spent with the kids, their smiles, their laughters still warm my heart too... it will always do. smile

Keeping that fire burning for more to come...


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Posted:Wow, looks like an amazing experience for you and the children!

Ask a question and be a fool for a minute...don't ask and be a fool your whole life.

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