Well, I have begun my long journey home, but I had to leave Laos a day early because my original flight from Vientiane to Seoul was canceled by Lao Airline. For obvious reasons no one is flying to and from South Korea, so the airline was losing money and decided to cancel flights to Korea … Continue reading Home Bound
During my stay in Southeast Asia I was given the opportunity to visit several universities to speak in front of the student body and administrators about environmental programs and leadership in the U.S. My first presentation was at the University Institute of Technology in Cambodia where Arun graduated and is now a lecturer. I assumed … Continue reading Connecting with University Students
Hello from Vientiane, Laos! The past several days has been amazing as I visited cultural sites, temples, public facilities and parks while socializing with the locals in this vibrant city. Believe or not, I am working while in Laos by meeting with many professional engineers and administrators in the capital city to discuss environmentally sustainability … Continue reading Unique Challenge in Vientiane, Laos
It’s 2:27 pm on Saturday, March 7 and I’m waiting to board my plane from the Siem Reap International Airport in Cambodia to Wattay International Airport in Laos, via through Bangkok Thailand, but before I do I want to give a sincere thank you to my host Arun for an experience of a lifetime in … Continue reading Farewell Cambodia, Hello Laos!
Yesterday, Arun and I flew from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, which is just a few minutes away from the famous temple, Angkor Wat, to visit a floating village on the Tonlé Sap, which is commonly translated as the “great lake.” Tonlé Sap is a 75 mile seasonally inundated freshwater lake that has an attached … Continue reading Gracious Host on the Tonlé Sap
I’ve been in Cambodia for several days now and, so far, everything has been an adventure. My host, 2019 YSEALI Fellow Phoeurn Chanarun, and I visited two Nongovernmental Organizations (NGO) that are trying to bring good sanitation and hygienic behaviors in remote communities located north of the country near Thailand and Laos. Their focus is … Continue reading Taking Sanitation for Granted
Well, is 5:10 am on Feb 28 and I'm waiting to board my plane from LAX to begin my journey to Sotheast Asia. I was very fortunate and grateful to be selected by ICMA and the State Department to be a selected few of U.S. Fellows visiting Souheast Asia to exchange information about environmental sustainability … Continue reading My Journey Begins
Time to fly back to my beloved family! the program comes to an end, but the lesson learns I get is worth a lifetime remembering. I hope more people who have passion in making a world a better place to live can benefit from the program as well. The below messages are what I have … Continue reading Message that will be shared to other professional people who hesitate for YSEALI!
My body moved slowly to the right and left. Once, I put my hands in my hunter raincoat pockets. Other people hand was hanging on handle, while another focused on the smartphone. Some were reading or enjoying music from earphone while the others were talking. Pinarsita Juliana I checked my Accuweather, it was 13° Celsius. … Continue reading HOME SICK
With ICMA representatives and my friends I gain a lot of friends around the world by participating professional fellows program and the 3 day congress which conducted our last week of the fellowship program in Washington D.C. It was a wonderful opportunity for all the fellows to learn from each others about experiences on communities … Continue reading Participating Professional Fellows Congress