Stories from the field

category Malaysian Social Research Institute

Arianna King – Blog 1: Introduction

Welcome to my blog for the next 6 months! Here is a recorded interview of me by Matthew Schmidt. He will be heading to KSDC in Northern Thailand, and I am headed to the Malaysian Social Research Institute, KL!

Faaiza Vakil – Blog 1: Introductory Interview with Karunia

Meet CAPI inter Faaiza Vakil interviewed by Karunia Fila! Both second time CAPI inters beyond excited to continue their journey with the Malaysia Social Research Institute (MSRI) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Faaiza) and the Karenni Social Development Centre (Karunia).

Brigitte Larkin – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear Future Intern,  Hello from Sapa, Vietnam! It’s been one month since I left Malaysia. Seven months since I embarked on the experience. And one month until I return to Canada. And I can’t lie: I’m confused. I found a… Continue Reading →

Faaiza Vakil – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear Future Intern,  I am writing to you from Fiji Islands!!! After finishing my internship with MSRI, I came back to Vancouver BC and left and came to Fiji where I will be spending the next seven weeks with my… Continue Reading →

Faaiza Vakil – Blog 4: To all the powerful women that I have met – thank you

To all the inspiring women that I have met in these past six months, thank you. To the women who have gone against the societal norm, expectations and against all odds; to the women who have spoken out; who have… Continue Reading →

Brigitte Larkin – Blog 4: The power of education

Reading is in its own way a form of freedom. When you read a book, you can walk straight out of your world and into another one. And in it, there is comfort, familiarity, safety, and protection to be found—what… Continue Reading →

Brigitte Larkin – Blog 3: Pondering identity

A few weeks ago, Faaiza and I went to the Islamic Arts Museum. Wandering into the architecture exhibit, I found myself looking at the 3D model of Masjid al-Haram, the mosque in Mecca. Looking at it and reading about its… Continue Reading →

Faaiza Vakil- Blog 3: Here I am

Here we are, Day 107 out of 184. 11 more Fridays, 47 more work days, 7 more volunteering shifts, 2 more watercolour classes, 1 last visa run, and I really don’t know how to feel. Maybe I should start this… Continue Reading →

Faaiza Vakil – Blog 2: A New Feeling of Home

After almost one month in Malaysia, I can hardly believe how quickly the time has passed. No matter how much I was warned that the time would go by fast, I find myself sitting here in disbelief that a month… Continue Reading →

Faaiza Vakil – Blog 1: Introductory Interview with Brigitte Larkin

Meet 2023 CAPI Intern Faaiza Vakil, interviewed by fellow MSRI Intern Brigitte Larkin! Join us as we embark on this new journey traveling to Kuala Lumpu, Malaysia working at the Malaysian Social Research Insitute (MSRI). #Malaysia

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