It's a memorable time for me I have chance to visit Sugar Land... Time flies so fast 💨 But now it's time to go back to DC and bring all of the solution and experience I had from Pearland and Sugar Land to solve the problems of my city. God didn't promise... Days without pain... … Continue reading My First Homestay time in my life and My last week in Sugar Land “The Sweetest Town in Texas”
This is one of my favorite TED Talks. Celeste Headlee talks about how to have a better conversation – it’s not about those skills as look, nod and smile, but actually paying attention to the conversation. In the end she told through her childhood meeting a lot of people, she “grew up assuming everyone has … Continue reading Learn from every single person you meet
November 9th 2018 marks the 65th anniversary of Independence Day in Cambodia, and it was my last night in Frankfort, Kentucky. Four weeks fly so fast, and there are tons of memory with people here. It is hard to say goodbye. Spending time to learn professionally and exchanging culturally is fantastic experience journey of my life. … Continue reading The night of 9th
Four weeks passed. Time flies! I have spent 4 weeks in the city of Dubuque and learnt a lot of things about municipal waste management, water quality management and how city of Dubuque develops sustainably. The most important thing that I have learned was the information sharing among different departments/organizations. Last day in the city … Continue reading Time with host!
Although I already knew that I have to say Good Bye after four weeks, it was hard for me to say. I got a chance to meet my second family at the City of Saginaw. They explained me, teach me, shared with me a lot of things (about works and culture) of the United States. … Continue reading Time to Say Good Bye!
Despite the bad news happened in the 2nd week of October, here in Florida, I found that my first week in Tallahassee was fun. Before I arrived for my fellowship, I realized the possibility of having all the schedule that prepared for me to go with the wind is huge, due to the Hurricane Michael. … Continue reading Hot and Fun, it’s Florida 🌤
Promoting economic and community development opportunities is striving priority in today's world. In addition to environmental challenges and compliances, sustainability is an ever-increasing topic of concern. But without inclusive dialogue among relevant stakeholders, is this topic of concern tackled with proper action? The Sustainable Spirits Initiative has been created to bring members of the distillery and … Continue reading Spirit of dialogue, Spirit of sustainability
As one of the top environmental issues in my country is waste management system, I have been emphasizing the solid waste and waste water management system in my host community, Saginaw during the program period. I have seen that solid wastes from residential areas are collected and treated by a private companies through the city … Continue reading How they are dealing with their waste?
Today I had the opportunity to attend the Town Meeting, a very important meeting of this city. This is the “Real Democracy”. Norwood’s Town Meeting is the legislative body of the Town and is comprised of approximately 250 representatives, elected to three-year terms from each of the Town's nine voting districts, together with five at-large … Continue reading Real Democracy
It's easy to forget the things that we don't see regularly. Calendars, post it notes, whiteboards - things we use to scribble down notes as our reminders. So what about trash that gets scooped away from us the moment we discard it? Waste management facilities are normally located away from us; away from busy, densed … Continue reading Out of Sight, Out of Mind?