As what Kuya Kim, a Filipino TV personality and host, always say, "Ang buhay ay weather weather lang (Life is like the weather)", I would probably agree, weather is so unpredictable, as well as one's mood. But we will not talk about life or the weather, but we'll talk about volunteerism. This day is a … Continue reading Friends of UA and the Snow
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
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!!
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
The practice of living in green build environment is becoming popular these days. Everywhere we go we merely never miss listening to two words – green energy. Why is that so? Hypothetically, among the top images that pop up in our mind is business behind the closed doors. Making money is what people would care … Continue reading Green Oasis With Solar Mark On Top
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?
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
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
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
Attending a formal meeting of City Council is a good chance for me to experience the real democracy of the U.S. The citizen are entitled to raise their concern and to challenge the council members without any restriction. At the meeting, there was a lady questioning the transparency of the appointment procedure of a Guest … Continue reading A place for the public to express their concern