Just for fun we asked our kids some questions. Below are Jangum’s answers to some of the questions.
Who’s your best friend?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?
The power to get whatever I want
What are the five best things about being you?
I am a good person
What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever seen?
Everything is funny
If you had three wishes, what would they be?
I wish my parents live forever, I don’t have any enemies, I am a good person
Can you name one thing that scares you?
What do you do when you’re scared to make it less scary?
Think of something good
What’s the nicest thing a friend has ever done for you?
Who are your three best role models?
Parents, siblings, tutors, Evelind, Na Pun, Cutter
Who’s the worst person in the world?
What is the first thing you can remember?
Recent Report Card
Jangum is a 6th-grader who is showing improvement in school.
She was able to increase her GPA to over a 2.7 this past term and earned some B’s in classes like Civics, Health & Physical Education and Arts.
She increased her scores in Thai, Math and English, bringing English up a whole letter grade.
We are proud of the way she is improving and look forward to seeing her continue.
Jangum is a bundle of barely restrained energy. She is an in-your-face kid who is smart and a smart-ass.
Her older sister is a goody-two-shoes super student at a top flight vocational-technical school studying computers.
We are doing our best to keep Jangum on her sister’s side of the line. We’re pretty sure we’ll win, but only with constant vigilance.
During a recent flu epidemic, she slowed her motor down and was a big help, and when guests and new volunteers arrive she is always ready to guide people around. (Shy she is not.)
We have big plans for this energetic little extrovert.
2015 – Journey to Warm Heart
Jangum is the youngest of four siblings at Warm Heart, all the children of Khun Wan, manager of Warm Heart’s coffee demonstration farm in Lau Wu. (Her older sister Fang just set off for boarding school after two years at Warm Heart and her two older brothers live at the Warm Heart Annex.
Her father manages Warm Heart’s coffee nursery in the village of La Wu.
La Wu is a small village on the Thai-Myanmar border known for violence and its location on a drug-trafficking route.
Knowing his children were in danger in La Wu, in 2012 Jangum’s father asked that she, her older sister Fang, and her older brother Poon be given spots at the Children’s Home.
Since arriving at Warm Heart, Jangum has excelled in school, particularly learning English. She is among the best English speakers and loves chatting with the volunteers.
She says the volunteers are her favorite part of living at the Children’s Home.
Jangun loves swimming, playing with her friends, and reading.
She hopes someday to speak multiple languages.
She looks up to Nit, one of Warm Heart’s college students, and someday will attend university like Nit.