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Keiran Ellis – Blog 3: Home is Where the People Are

I often find myself waking up to the smell of steamed sweet potatoes, the clamour of construction outside my window, and a glimmer of sunlight peeking through my blinds.  “Keiran! I have made tempeh and fried bananas for you and… Continue Reading →

Caleb Catto – Blog 3: We’re all outsiders

I haven’t fallen in love with Malaysia yet? And I think I know why. I’m an outsider here, and moreover, everyone I know in Malaysia are also outsiders. An outsider surrounded by outsiders. We’re all just in a place between… Continue Reading →

Charlotte Clar – Blog 3: A Little Bit of Here and There

After almost 4 months of living in Bangkok I am feeling a sense of permanence in my temporary state. The month of September in particular has been slightly quieter compared to the previous three in terms of big projects, discovering… Continue Reading →

Elly Thompson – Blog 3: Is Unproductivity the New Productivity?

Have you ever found yourself in the early stages of a new friendship or relationship where you’re asking the age-old, interview-like get-to-know-you questions, when you get asked, “what do you like to do in your free time?” Do you, like… Continue Reading →

Jennifer Janssen – Blog 4: Reflecting with gratitude

It’s officially half way through the internship, and I’m already starting to feel very sad to leave Thailand. I’m starting to feel what was mentioned in our orientation before the placement started— time is going to go by so fast… Continue Reading →

Isabel Simons – Blog 3: KSDC – People and Place

Coming back from a visa run in Hanoi, I slow my bike down and inhale deeply to take in the refreshing, smog-less air. The teak trees are flowering, weaving golden-brown ridges across the mountains. In the last few months, Mae… Continue Reading →

Haley Ham – Blog Post 2: 4 Things from Jakarta, With Love 

If you have an insatiable appetite for adventure, meeting fun people, walking through chaos, and seeing life in its most vivacious form, I urge you to satisfy this craving and book a ticket to Indonesia. Jakarta is developing me into… Continue Reading →

Jennifer Janssen – Blog 3: Women Workers Forum

The Women Workers Forum (WWF) was a collaboration between various organizations involved with the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW). The purpose of the forum was to support women workers in their self-directed learning efforts, to strengthen their political education,… Continue Reading →

Keiran Ellis – Blog 2: Hitting the Ground Running

“Salam dari” (from) Jakarta, Indonesia! I am baffled at how fast my first month has passed by. I write this to you from my balcony in Jakarta as I watch the glowing windows of the MRT fly past, listen to the… Continue Reading →

Jennifer Janssen – Blog 2: first films in Bangkok

I feel like photography with film has become very trendy now and I had always wanted to try it as it has a very aesthetic and dreamy look to it that I’m very fond of, so when my intern partner… Continue Reading →

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