A note of caution – this is a very personal (and slightly incoherent) rant. It was caused by a casual dinner I had last night with an acquaintance. There I was, absolutely knackered after a week of crazy work, and the last thing I wanted to do was talk about Burma, because well, almost everybody…… Continue reading I have a problem with nationalism
I have been very fortunate to have lived/studied in so many diverse cities around the world. Great experiences all around. However, there is one big drawback in that you severely miss the city you just left and will continue to miss it FOREVER!!! The case is the same for many of my personal friends who…… Continue reading One Day Trip – Latin America, Japan, China
Main points from seminar on Diplomacy in East Asia – Japan, China, and the US.
Just read an article in the New York times entitled “Guest-Teaching Chinese, and Learning America.”
The article piqued my interest in that I’m all for building bridges between cultures and this program is a wonderful way to help American students learn the language of a country that will be (and is already) very important on the world stage. The article on the overall was very good but there was one statement that I take great issue with.
Everyday, I check a variety of news sources on the net, TV and radio and have found similar patterns in all of them. 1. CNN Headlines: a.) Brittney Spears did something again!!!b.) Paris Hilton also did something!!c.) Why isn’t Nicole Richie doing anything?d.) Christine Amanpour is desperately looking for a war zone to run around…… Continue reading A Parody of the Media