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Global Fund For Children’s Photo Contest: Cambodian Courage

Hi Everyone, An amazing organization called, Global Fund for Children, (http://www.globalfundforchildren.org/) is trying to raise awareness for girls living in adverse conditions around the world through a program called Project RISE.  In order to do so, they have started a … Continue reading

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rasie the roof.

“Raise the Roof: Chair” http://adsoftheworld.com/media/print/raising_the_roof_chair?size=_original Since coming home from Vietnam, I have encountered the obvious forms of culture shock. Yes – I continue to be amazed  at how quiet the streets of Chicago seem and that no one is trying … Continue reading

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June 22, 2011.

“Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” -G.K. Chesterton

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Always check your blind spot.

I’ve been back in Chicago for about a day now, jetlagged out of my mind but so happy to back in the world of English speakers, gluten free products, clean air, and most importantly my family. I’m loving the breeze … Continue reading

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“Teacherrr – you’ll never find a husband if you keep dressing like that”

“Teaaaa-cherrr, you’re never going to find a husband if you keep dressing like that.”  These are the first words spoken to me as I walk into my classroom on a Friday night to a room full of 12-year-olds.  Mind you … Continue reading

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Gluten-free in an allergy-free world

Last night, I sat on the back of my roommate’s motorbike holding four amazing smelling pizzas from Saigon’s best pizza joint, Scoozies,  all the while wallowing in self-pity knowing that while my friends were eating chicken pesto pizza – I … Continue reading

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Growing up in Neverland?

The other day, my roommate Allison related living in Saigon to living in Peter Pan’s Neverland.  It’s this magical place where rules don’t exist and time simply does; days blend into weeks which blend into months and 5 years later … Continue reading

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Shout outs to mom and dad

Dearest mother and father, No fear, you are far from forgotten all these miles away in Saigon.  Instead, I’m lying in a pile of letters addressed specifically to YOU from my quirky students.  Below is a selection of letters, retyped … Continue reading

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Asian Stranger

I guess it would be fair to say that I’ve become somewhat desensitized to the quirks of Asian life after spending five months in Saigon. Seven rats scattering away from my door? Well that’s fewer than the night before. Man … Continue reading

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