Recently I started volunteering for the animal welfare group, PAWS, in Bangkok. Since I’m a Certified Veterinary Tech, I spent my first weekend there helping to vaccinate around 50 of their adorable resident cats. Thereafter, I spent the past two weekends helping them to raise both money and awareness for their charitable cause.
PAWS (Pet Animal Welfare Society) runs a successful TNR (trap-neuter-release) program, in which they aim to gradually reduce the population of homeless street animals living in the Bangkok Metropolitan Area. Additionally, their facility takes in distressed cats with special needs, such as those with paraplegia or renal disease, knowing that their survival is in our hands. Furthermore, PAWS offers discounted veterinary services to the public, and houses around 50+ cats/kittens, which are available for adoption. Our first fundraiser was held at the monthly farmer’s market near Ekamai Mall. Luna was sure tuckered out from a long day of being entertained. 😛Our second fundraiser was held at the W District, a trendy lifestyle neighborhood, filled with art galleries and restaurants.
This weekend they held a farmer’s market there, where the sold organic natural products, and healthy whole foods.
It was the perfect opportunity for PAWS to educate the public about their worthy cause. The kiddos sure loved playing with kitties. Overall, a great success! 😀
Lastly, PAWS has recently partnered with Kraftka – Sneakers by the People, for the People. These handcrafted high tops, designed by BKK locals, as well as, flip-flops and t-shirts can be found at Siam Center, of which partial proceeds go towards PAWS. 😀Personally, I enjoyed Kraftka’s custom concept, and even tried handcrafting my own sneaker from a picture I took in Chiang Mai. 😀
In general, PAWS is always looking for volunteers to help at their shelter. Feel free to contact their Facebook page for more info. 🙂
Anyway, after giving back to the community the past two weeks, I decided to treat myself to a night of comedy in Bangkok.
The Comedy Club
I went with a group of co-workers to Bangkok Comedy Club for their show, “Whose Line? Improvised Comedy.”During the show they acted out everyday scenarios, in which a particular twist was added. The twists being that they had to converse using only questions, couldn’t use certain letters, or had to speak in unison with their partners. For example, imagine being two Loggers trying have a conversation without using the word, “L.” Their skit began with, “Sir, could you please hand me that piece of fine timber?” Hah! Gets a bit tricky! 😛
Anyway, other skits got quite raunchy during the show, so I would only recommend this for 18+. As well, they made the audience participate, so I would take advantage of their free drink coupon. Makes things easier for those who embarrass easily. 😛Lastly, in addition to comedy nights, the club also holds workshops for aspiring comedians. Feel free to check out their site for more info.
Ticket cost: 7 USD, including a free drink coupon.
Anyway, that’s all for now. This next weekend I’ll be spending three days in the historic province of Sukhothai. Another adventure lies ahead! 😀
Until then. Take care and enjoy the week everyone. 🙂