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April 2016 Luncheon

Brunei hosted this month’s luncheon on April 28, following the roundtable with the DIA in the morning. 33 more words


No Military Action Against Afghan Taliban on Its Soil

ISLAMABAD—Pakistan is rejecting Afghan demands for military action against Taliban commanders within Pakistan and emphasizes the need to continue talks for a settlement to the conflict in Afghanistan. 443 more words


Meeting My Long “Lost” Cousin in Allepey, India

If you had asked me, in which country will you find a cousin you have never met before? I never would have guessed India.

Shortly after beginning our year long round the world trip, I received a facebook friend request. 550 more words


The Japanese Leg

We’ve spent the week working out what we want to do in Japan. And we made a video about it …


Follow Your Heart

This past weekend I competed in the 7.5 km Singha Obstacle Run VI in Phetchaburi, Thailand. It started out as a weekend of doubts but soon turned into a weekend of fulfillment and accomplishment. 2,161 more words

Aztecs Abroad

When will the relationship of Japan and Korea stop shaking? - The ongoing story of ‘comfort women’ - EunBin Lee, Korea

The Korean film “Spirits’ Homecoming”, which tells the story of young girls who were dragged off to be “Comfort Women” – a euphemism for sexual slaves for the Imperial Japanese Army – has become a hit at the box office after its release last month. 894 more words


Inle Lake - Weaving Workshop

This is a shot of woman winding thread onto spools, which will then be used on a loom to weave fabrics.

The typical boat tour of Inle Lake takes you to several workshops in the stilted houses built on the lake; silversmiths, weavers, umbrella makers, etc. 17 more words