Two Eggs And A lemon is an enthralling, enchanting account of Joanna MacLean's four years working with the Red Cross in the pivotal four years ( 2002-2006) of Myanmar's political and social transformation. Each Chapter heading has a graphic rendering of her photographic documentation.
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About the Author
In 2004 she co-founded La Luna Gallery in Chiang Mai, Thailand specialising in S.E. Asian contemporary art, focussing on art from Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam and since 2011 she has been joint owner/director of Colour Factory, operating shops in and around Chiang Mai. One of their main products are the painted elephants of the internationally known 'Elephant Parade'. Her company also organises events to bring attention to, and raise funds for a number of causes, including elephant welfare and pediatric heart surgery for disadvantaged children.
In her capacity as Consultant to the 'Naka Foundation,' which is dedicated to the conservation and well-being of elephants, Joanna lectures to school and university students and to service groups in Thailand on issues related to elephant conservation. She is a founding member of the ASEAN Captive Elephant Working Group (ACEWG), a group of regional elephant specialists, veterinarians, researchers and conservationists who are working to create more awareness about both the problems and the possible solutions, as well as provide recommendations to improve healthcare and management practices for captive elephants in the ASEAN countries.
She is also an Advisor to 'Skills for Life,' a foundation which provides vocational training and job opportunities for underprivileged youth from Hill Tribes around Chiang Mai.
She continues to enjoy traveling and photography in her spare time and in combining these interests and her experience has worked as a lecturer aboard cruise ships in Asia and the Americas.
Joanna has been living in Chiang Mai, Thailand since 2006.
Table of ContentsIntroduction i
Chapter One Dinner at the Strand ~ 1
Chapter Two The First Kiss ~ 9
Chapter Three You'll get used to it ~ 19
Chapter Four Accommodating the Boss ~ 27
Chapter Five Crossing the Bridge ~ 35
Chapter Six Health Matters ~ 45
Chapter Seven A Cabbage, a Cyclone ~ 57
Chapter Eight The Glass Factory ~ 67
Chapter Nine At Home ~ 77
Chapter Ten Office Days ~ 87
Chapter Eleven The Tourist Triangle ~ 99
Chapter Twelve Motorbike Manoeuvres ~ 109
Chapter Thirteen Weekend Wandering ~ 119
Chapter Fourteen Riding the River ~ 127
Chapter Fifteen Dust and Ash ~ 133
Chapter Sixteen The Big Splash ~ 151
Chapter Seventeen Farewell Ma Marlar ~ 159
Chapter Eighteen One Hundred Days ~ 169
Chapter Nineteen Playing the game ~ 175
Chapter Twenty The fisherman's son ~ 183
Chapter Twenty-One Cardboard Box Stories ~ 189
Chapter Twenty-Two Golden Rock ~ 197
Chapter Twenty-Three I Moved the Flowers ~ 209
Chapter Twenty-Four Marionettes and Collaint ~ 223
Chapter Twenty-Five Naga New Year ~ 233
Chapter Twenty-Six Down in the Delta ~ 243
Chapter Twenty-Seven The Kidnap ~ 253
Chapter Twenty-Eight The Wicker Basket ~ 263
Epilogue ~ 269