Monday, August 21, 2006

Uncle Somyot's Visit and the Entrepreneurial Bootcamp

Photo 1: Lunch with friends from our church on the San Antonio River Walk

Photo 2: At the Alamo

Photo 3: Imax Theatre (screens Alamo: The Price of Freedom)

Photos 4-6: Christopher presenting his business plan and later after winning the "Budding Entrepreneur - Captain of Industry Award"

Photos 7-8: Genevieve Smith interviews conference speaker Don Hart, Jr. for the Home Education Foundation of New Zealand

Photo 9: Entrpreneurial Bootcamp organizer Doug Phillips of Vision Forum with two of his sons

Photos 10-13: More friends at the conference

Photo 14: Group photo of some of the speakers at the Entrepreneurial Bootcamp

Photos 15-17: Touring the courtyard of the Alamo with Uncle Somyot

From August 1-12, my mother's youngest sibling out of 11 children, Uncle Somyot, stayed with my family. His home is in Thailand. My mom had a wonderful time talking in her native language with him and learning about the news of her family still in Thailand. We used this as an opportunity to teach him some English as well, and found him very eager to learn--while talking to him he would usually repeat any key word you said. Most of the time on the first try at repeating the word he would only pronounce the first two syllables correctly and garble up anything else, but on further attempts he would succeed with the entire word. This was an example of how with determination and perseverence one can often accomplish even things that by their nature are rather difficult for you.

During the last three days of his visit we took him along with us to the Entrepreneurial Bootcamp in San Antonio sponsored by Vision Forum.


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