One Hour talk with the Mayor of City of Northampton,MA

Since October 11, 2017, I have been in United State with the aim of joining a professional fellowship program with 7 fellows from Indonesia. During this program we are distributed to cities in the United States. And I was placed in Massachusetts in Northampton City. For 26 days or 3 weeks 5 days I was … Continue reading One Hour talk with the Mayor of City of Northampton,MA

First time.

It was so cool! I had fun with Barb and Mike watching High School American Football Game at Middleton, Wisconsin tonight. It was my first time to see American Football 😅🏈 and my first time to see sleet 🌨❄️ also!! 

Closing the past conflict and fostering a collaborative future

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAvYNfm9GYU&feature=youtu.be Being honorably welcomed by the Mayor and the City Commission of Bozeman city on October 23  is a memorial moment in my trip to America. In the video, I was introduced by Mr. Fontenot, the Director of Economic Development and shaking hands with Mayor Taylor (my speech can be found at 3:18). The hospitality of … Continue reading Closing the past conflict and fostering a collaborative future

Reflection on a visit to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum : People don’t forget, or do they?

Arthur Conan Doyle once said that "what you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is what can you make people believe you have done.” My father was barely  three months old when the Japanese occupied his hometown in December 1941.  The older folks will often tell us how they … Continue reading Reflection on a visit to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum : People don’t forget, or do they?

DUY VU FROM THE CITY OF CEDAR HILL, TX SHARES HIS SECOND WEEK EXPERIENCE IN BRUNEI ON YSEALI RECIPROCAL EXCHANGE

YSEALI U.S. Fellow Summer 2017 Cohort: Monday August 14, 2017 Landscape Visited the Landscape Department and saw how the beautification development from concept to implementation. The Landscape Department is separate from the Parks and Recreation which has their own landscape designer whom I visited a few days ago. Landscape department staff Landscape concept from pencil … Continue reading DUY VU FROM THE CITY OF CEDAR HILL, TX SHARES HIS SECOND WEEK EXPERIENCE IN BRUNEI ON YSEALI RECIPROCAL EXCHANGE

STEPHANIE SCAFA FROM THE CITY OF EUGENE, OR SHARES HER SECOND WEEK EXPERIENCE IN INDONESIA ON YSEALI RECIPROCAL EXCHANGE

YSEALI U.S. Fellow Summer 2017 Cohort: Week 2 Blog Post: My second week went by so quickly. It seemed like with every day that passed there wasn't quite enough time to do everything because I was scrambling to fit it all in before the fellowship ended. Such an amazing experience, jam packed into two weeks! … Continue reading STEPHANIE SCAFA FROM THE CITY OF EUGENE, OR SHARES HER SECOND WEEK EXPERIENCE IN INDONESIA ON YSEALI RECIPROCAL EXCHANGE

JAMES DONISON FROM THE TOWN OF HOOKSETT, NH SHARES HIS SECOND WEEK EXPERIENCE IN CAMBODIA ON YSEALI RECIPROCAL EXCHANGE

YSEALI U.S. Fellow Summer 2017 Cohort: Departed from city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia the morning of Monday August 14, 2017 from downtown to the airport taking the local bus.  The city of 2.0M has very limited bus routes, consisting of 3 routes.  The frequency is rather unreliable, however the price is very reasonable at 2500 … Continue reading JAMES DONISON FROM THE TOWN OF HOOKSETT, NH SHARES HIS SECOND WEEK EXPERIENCE IN CAMBODIA ON YSEALI RECIPROCAL EXCHANGE