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5 09, 2019

Tawlet: The Kitchen has No Religion

By | September 5th, 2019|Categories: Lebanon|Tags: , , , |

Lebanon has so many diverse elements which make this country so special. Some elements, just to name a few, come in the form of food, with the emphasis on sustainability, entrepreneurship, art and giving back. And no organization and business in Lebanon embody these forms collectively as much as the initiative behind Souk El Tayeb [...]

27 03, 2019

Should Travel Bloggers “Get Political”?

By | March 27th, 2019|Categories: Cambodia, Cuba, Laos, Lebanon, Myanmar (Burma), Southeast Asia, US, Vietnam|Tags: , , |

Should Travel Bloggers "get political" on their Travel and Social Media posts? Should writers, influencers, celebrities, doctors or teachers? Frankly, I think this is a silly, even stupid question. To be candid, I'm not one that necessarily believes that there are no 'stupid questions' in life. But I'm here to answer why I think that [...]

3 02, 2018

Engaged Buddhism by Thich Nhat Hanh

By | February 3rd, 2018|Categories: France, Vietnam|Tags: , , , , |

Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most influential religious leaders of the world in the past century with his principle philosophy teachings of "Engaged Buddhism". Born in 1926, Thich is a Vietnamese Buddhist Monk who had a huge impact on the Anti-War Movement in the 1960's and 70's and continues to speak out against [...]

30 01, 2018

Ai WeiWei “Human Flow” Film Screening

By | January 30th, 2018|Categories: China, Los Angeles|Tags: , , , |

Women's Voice Now is hosting their first community event of 2018: - The Human Flow by Ai WeiWei - The Human Flow: Artist Ai Weiwei’s exposé of the International Refugee Crisis Where: Brasil Brasil Cultural Center, 12453 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066 When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 Doors open at 5:00pm, seating is limited. This is [...]

8 01, 2018

Online Course: Religion, Conflict & Peace

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Middle East|Tags: , , , , , , |

Explore the diverse and complex roles that religions play in both promoting and mitigating violence through Harvard University's Online Course on "Religion, Conflict and Peace". For as long as history has been recorded, there has not been a society, a culture without some type of religion. Many people mistaken Religion with a Culture and Vice Versa. [...]

1 12, 2017

My Dad’s Coming Home to Taiwan Tour

By | December 1st, 2017|Categories: Taiwan|Tags: , , , |

My grandparents on my mother and father's side were both born in China. During Mao Ze Dong's Communist Revolution (CCP) in 1947, both sides had to flee the country. Many fled to Taiwan in fear of being tortured or even worse, persecuted if they stayed in China. Once situated in Taiwan, the country gave them [...]

20 03, 2016

Fambul Tok

By | March 20th, 2016|Categories: Africa, Dharma Bum|Tags: , , , |

"The Family Tree bends, but it does not break." -Sierra Leone Proverb Sierra Leone suffered a devastating 11 year Civil War in 1991-2002. Between 50,000-300,000 people have been killed, many people became handicap, 2.5 million people displaced from their homes, and not to mention the emotional scars left on the people for life. And all this [...]

9 10, 2014

10 Things I Learned from Nicholas Kristof

By | October 9th, 2014|Categories: Los Angeles|Tags: , , , , , |

  I had the privilege and honor to see Nicholas Kristof, an award-winning NY Times Journalist, #1 Bestseller of "Half The Sky" book & Documentary, yesterday at the All Saints Church in Beverly Hills. This was an event hosted by LiveTalksLA where he introduced his new book, "A Path Appears". I have followed Nicholas Kristof on [...]

2 10, 2012

Be the Change You Wish to See

By | October 2nd, 2012|Categories: India|Tags: , , |

Today marks the 143rd anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday, which is commemorated in India as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and celebrated world-wide as the International Day of Non-Violence. One of Gandhi's most famous quotes is "Be the change you wish to see in the World". Let's celebrate his birthday and legacy with this catchy beat by MC Yogi's [...]

18 07, 2012

Happy 94th Birthday Nelson Mandela!

By | July 18th, 2012|Categories: Africa|Tags: , |

Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in jail for leading an armed anti-apartheid campaign and became president in 1994 until 1999 in South Africa. He was the first to be elected into a fully represented Democratic Election. Mandela is considered one of our most respected modern day role models among with Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Martin [...]