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AQI…. Air Quality Index. This is an acronym I have become very familiar with. Living in SE Asia means you live with air pollution. It’s just a fact of life. 436 more words


Creating Lifetime Memories Togetheri

A few weeks ago my son turned thirteen. I wanted to write something to celebrate this important milestone for him and for myself, but was not sure what to write about. 6,155 more words

Cultural Experience

Fall Break: Hanoi, Sapa, Ha Long Bay

I’m super lame and started this blog three weeks ago. Then, I got food poisoning and was sick for five days. I even tried to go back to work and they sent me to the doctors. 1,503 more words


A Dyeing Art: Kyoto-style Shibori

My love of kimono is really a love of the amazing fabrics used to create the garments. Traditionally silk (though inexpensive polyester versions are also available these days), the patterns on the cloth are sometimes woven in, sometimes stamped or hand painted on, sometimes embroidered, and sometimes dyed.  1,126 more words


A typical day in Azrou

Hello, Nils here. We’re over halfway through our CBT experience, and I figured it might be good to let you know what we’ve been up to for the last couple weeks, as well as what a typical day during CBT looks like. 855 more words

Peace Corps

Do you know where your chicken comes from? -A day in the life of a Berber family by Haruka Oatis

I was finishing up washing the breakfast dishes when Anir and Lina came excitedly toward me. Anir was holding a plump chicken by the wings and he exclaimed, “Do you want to see chicken killing? 877 more words


Mi Empleada (My Maid)

She stood in the kitchen
her hands soapy and busy
She cocked her head back to listen
as we told stories of South Korea.
‘’Is that the Korea that’s safe?’’ she asked… 211 more words