Category Archives: volunteering

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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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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Abstract Art

I always considered myself a somewhat creative spirit but lack the tools necessary to express that side of my personality, though in my defense, I did give it a significant effort. My list of failed artistic endeavors includes but is … Continue reading

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Blind only to fear

  Everyone seems to hold some fear of the unknown, whether this materializes in fearing the unknown future, the unknown feelings in a relationship, the unknown “mystery meat” in Vietnamese street vendors, the unknown outcomes of taking a risk, the … Continue reading

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“Are you happy now?”

  It’s funny how life works out sometimes.   Five months ago, back home in Chicago, I was walking through the streets of Old Town looking for a summer job.  I walked past one store, Old Town Oil, and was … Continue reading

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