Living with the Tiger Update

Baan Gerda children-Living with the Tiger

Living with the Tiger/Baan Gerda

I was really touched by how many people took part in getting the word out on Living with the Tiger and Baan Gerda. Living with the Tiger is a wondeful documentary by British Filmmaker Mike Thomas which tells the story of young Thai orphans living with HIV/AIDS as well as Baan Gerda which is run by the Childrens Rights Foundation. Baan Gerda not only gives these orphaned children a home and parents, they also give them love and hope.

I sent out e-mails to most of the Thailand bloggers out there and you guys came through big time. The story of Living with the Tiger was tweeted and re-tweeted many times as well as shared on facebook and other platforms. Many bloggers also took the time to write about Living with the Tiger and Baan Gerda which was a wondeful thing to see.

These children deserve every chance they can get to lead normal lives and if we, as Thailand bloggers and expats, can get the word out whenever we get the chance then we can help make that difference.

Living with the Tiger will be screened in Bangkok on the following dates, so, if you live in or near Bangkok take a night and see Living with the Tiger on the big screen.

Living with the Tiger Screenings

March 14th: Foreign Correspondents Club Bangkok. 8pm-10pm

March 17th: Pratravadi Theatre, Bangkok. 8pm-10pm

Both of these screenings are open to the public and FREE. Reservations must be made at

For much more information on Living with the Tiger please visit the official website Living with the Tiger or their Living with the Tiger Facebook page.

Living with the Tiger Contest Winners

I would like to thank everyone that helped to get the word out on Living with the Tiger and Baan Gerda as none of this would have been possible without your help. The following winners were chosen at random by a very special random picking device, okay, it was more like I asked this Thai girl I know to pick names out of a hat…but she is special.

So, with no further ado I give you the winners who will each receive a Festival Edition DVD of Living with the Tiger through a donation to be made in their names as well as a donation being made directly to Baan Gerda in the winners names. And the winners are:

Claudio Sennhauser

Paul Garrigan


Congratulations, I will be e-mailing all of you shortly to get your information so I can get the DVD’s sent out.

While this is the end of the contest, the word on Baan Gerda and Living with the Tiger still needs to be spread so I hope everyone continues to get the word out on this really great cause.

For more information on the great work being done at Baan Gerda and to learn how you can sponsor a child or make a donation please visit:

Baan Gerda

And please visit the Living with the Tiger website for more information on this incredible Documentary.

Living with the Tiger




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10 Responses to Living with the Tiger Update
  1. Catherine
    March 7, 2011 | 1:23 pm

    Congrats you three! You’ll have to tell me all about it.

    What a wonderful project. Kudos to Mike Thomas, Talen, and everyone else who helped share the project around the Internet.
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    • Talen
      March 8, 2011 | 1:40 pm

      Cat, tell you about it? you are seeing it on the big screen as my date remember?

  2. Paul Garrigan
    March 7, 2011 | 6:37 pm

    Thanks Talen, this is the first thing I’ve won in years. Do I get a trophy as well? :-)
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    • Talen
      March 8, 2011 | 1:40 pm

      Congrats Paul…and congrats to Claudio and Snap as well. The trophy committee couldn’t make a decision in time so unfortunately no trophy’s but you do have the unyielding gratitude of all…that and 20 baht will buy you a cha nom yen.

  3. Claudio Sennhauser
    March 8, 2011 | 10:20 pm

    Thanks Talen. Like for Paul, this is the first thing I’ve won something in many, many years. The last time was 35 years ago and I still remember it well: a football that was my treasure for quite some time while growing up. I know I will treasure this prize even more and share it with friends and family.

    Please extend my thanks to your friend who picked my name from the hat! :-)

    • Talen
      March 9, 2011 | 4:16 pm

      Claudio, congrats and I will make sure to extend your gratitude to the lovely young lady:)

  4. Snap
    March 9, 2011 | 2:02 pm

    Talen, sincerest apologies for not responding to your post sooner…I’ve been, and am still, showing my auspicious guest around Chiang Mai. Thanks so much for making a donation on my behalf and for the DVD prize…even if I did enter the competition without realising it. Cheers!
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    • Talen
      March 9, 2011 | 4:17 pm

      Snap, my pleasure, thank you and everyone else for getting the word out. :)