same same, but different

same same, but different

A young monk returning from collecting alms in Chiang Mai Flowers, sold at the local market, used as offerings to religious statues and relics. Outside one of …

 

Christmas in Bataan and Surfing and New Years in La Union

Christmas in Bataan and Surfing and New Years in La Union

Happy Holidays to all my friends an family back home.  Despite the overzealous christmas decorations and pop-music christmas carols, that start in September mind you, …

 

J-term in Chile, Peru, Rwanda, Nepal, and Spain

J-term in Chile, Peru, Rwanda, Nepal, and Spain

For J-term 2016, we had 70 students travel to  Chile, Rwanda, Peru, Nepal, and Spain. Conner Anderson, who is on the Chile Practicum on human rights and Chile’s vulnerable populations, sent me the following photo of his cohort (to the left). In their first three days in Chile, 23 Middlebury Institute student delegates have had the […]

 

Bilingu – ALL or….not?

Bilingu – ALL or….not?

Which one is the Francophone, which one is the Anglophone, and which one is the American? Ok that last one is too easy! “Cameroon is bilingual country,” the taxi driver said, as he smiled and continued to drive me into the city center of Buea, in Southwest Cameroon. “But everyone knows that that’s a lie. … Continue reading Bilingu – ALL or….not?

 

CALATAGANDA – How to relax in Calatagan, Batangas

CALATAGANDA – How to relax in Calatagan, Batangas

A starting motor startled me awake, I lifted my head to see the orange sunrise cresting over the mangroves, chasing away the black night sky. …

 

Comic Strips for Solid Waste Management

Comic Strips for Solid Waste Management

Calatagan, Batangas has efficient and effective programs for coastal resource management.  I spent my weekend near a dense mangrove forest just a couple hundred meters …

 

#AlDub a Philippine Phenomenon

#AlDub a Philippine Phenomenon

I finally regained access to my blog after several months of being locked out from the Middlebury server.  Wrote this back in October, more “new” …

 

Much ado about punishment

Much ado about punishment

WARNING: THIS POST TALKS ABOUT CORPORAL PUNISHMENT USED ON CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS Ok, picture this. The bell rings, and you slowly walk across the hot dry courtyard. You climb up the steps, and then you are standing by the door, waiting for the teacher before you to leave. You see their look of frustration as … Continue reading Much ado about punishment

 

Underwater Parks Ambassador Training Day 2–Part 1

Underwater Parks Ambassador Training Day 2–Part 1

Source: Underwater Parks Ambassador Training Day 2–Part 1

 

Emerald Reflections

Emerald Reflections

Two months (and one day) after we returned home, I wanted to write down some final reflections of our trip. I’m delayed, yes. But I’m also doing this for myself, so being on time matters less. This will be question-and-answer style—the questions that I asked Daddy as we mused over…

 
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