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Autupa a very dear friend for years in Thailand . Her and her husband were Burmese refugees living in the jungle near the border . They scratched out a meager living working illegally. We would visit and spend some time teaching English and the paper she holds contains words that were translated . We were hanging out when she first shared the news that there would be their first baby and helped make arrangements for pre-natal care . .The next year we met their first son. We typically would visit every couple of weeks to say hello , a simple hows life and practice English . Until one day we approached and their shack was abandoned , eerie..... everything chickens , drying food was still there , their pots still sat near the open fire on which they cooked . It took several weeks to find out that there families had been wiped out in the typhoon of 08 . Despite the punishment they might receive they fled immediately to find their families and to care for both the living and the dead . I was thinking of Autupa last night and decided to put a new PP technique a try .

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