I kept hearing stories about what the weather was like in Vancouver that day. Thanks to Google and YouTube, I found out… Amazing….
From July 19th – 27th… Monsoon Beer – First night in Hetauda @ Bastipur Training Centre, I hung outside in the middle of a field with the big boss during a freakish monsoon rainstorm while drinking beer. It was an awesome, invigorating, yet slightly intoxicating, “natural shower” as my boss said. Monsoon Beer would be […]
Today, GWP is hosting a HIV/AIDS orientation picnic at a local park where the general public, mostly women attend a fun-filled day of learning about HIV/AIDS in a relaxing outdoor environment. My male GWP counterparts have been raving about this day since I got here (and of course the nature setting wasn’t the main draw) […]
It may be a bit early (almost more than 6 months early), but a few weeks ago we booked our journey back home. After our personal decision to leave after the end of my placement, we thought we should take advantage of where we are (both geographically and in life) and dive into our savings, […]
An interesting topic that has been on my mind for a while… Fighting “Information Poverty” – The Globe and Mail Teaming up with local teleco MTN Uganda and the Grameen Foundation — a non-profit offshoot of Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus’s microfinancing efforts — the web giant is launching Google SMS in the African nation. The service is designed […]
After 6 months into my placement, the VSO partners that I will be supporting have been formalized and should keep my plate full for the second half of my placement. General Welfare Pratisthan (GWP) – Gyaneswor http://www.gwpnepal.org/ GWP is a non-profit developmental organization committed to making lasting positive changes in the lives of marginal populations. […]
Mark, a fellow IT Volunteer who just recently returned to the UK, left a lasting impression on me during the handful of occasions that we were able to work together. Along with his tactful guidance and uncanny wisdom, he also shared with me an article that he wrote intended to be published in our […]
The Olympus Stylus 1030 SW, but after a day of hard-core white water rafting and being thrown around in the raft, the cosmetic piece around the camera lens broke off. I decided to risk putting the camera underwater again and it seems to be still waterproof. Dear Olympus: will this affect the waterproof performance?
Today we spent Canada Day at the U.S. American Club. It was a great event where Canadians residing throughout Kathmandu came together for great food and fun. The evening of course started off with the Canadian national anthem, bilingually sung by a recording of Celine Dion (which surprisingly choked me up a bit), followed by […]