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Welcome Better Planet Project!

November 22nd, 2011 Comments Off

I’m gave a talk today at the University of Guelph for the Better Planet Project. Welcome to those coming from that event. I hope you find some interesting information and pictures about my two International Volunteer trips, to Nepal and Indonesia. I have a showing of photos from my Nepal trip at the University Library [...]


Sean In Hong Kong

May 8th, 2009 4 Comments

Well, the 2nd leg of my long trip home is complete.  Yesterday I flew from Malang, East Java to Jakarta.  I have a really great visit with my Cousin Ay Fang and her family.  Today I spent the day with my Cousin Arief who took me to the airport. Hong Kong International Airport is enormous.  [...]


Visit to MM Univeristy

May 6th, 2009 7 Comments

Yesterday I had the amazing opportunity to visit the Universitas Muhamadiyah Malang (MMU), the largest university in East Java.  I was invited by Prof. Soeparto, the head of the International Studies department, and a friend of my Uncle An.  After my teaching was finished, MMU sent a car to pick me up and take me [...]


Wrapping Up

May 5th, 2009 1 Comment

Today is my second last day teaching. I’ll be showing the Agapé staff how to use WordPress as a Content Management System to run a website. After class I will be visiting a local university to meeting with their web development team and Networking Services group to provide some advice and share my experience at [...]


Gold Star!

May 4th, 2009 2 Comments

I received a very nice compliment today.  As we were wrapping up our lesson for today and I was heading out, my students told me I they didn’t want me to leave Indonesia this week – because they need more time to learn. “You can’t go home!” <grin>. I was already lucky and very happy [...]



May 4th, 2009 6 Comments

I was lucky enough to find a Baskin-Robins yesterday.  I’ve been jonseing for mint-chocolate, however this is a flavour combination which is less than popular here in Indonesia.  It was heaven! I was chatting with my wife tonight, online, and I started talking about the food I missed and list got longer and longer…so clearly [...]


Tangkuban Perahu

April 24th, 2009 3 Comments

Our first stop after Jakarta is Bandung.  Far from the smog and brutal heat of lower-laying Jakarta is Bandung, up in the mountains where it is still hot, but the  mornings and evenings are lovely and everything is a bit slower than the relentless pace of Jakarta. One of the first places we visited was [...]


On Top of the World

April 21st, 2009 7 Comments

Our flight from Toronto flew direct to Hong Kong.  I was expecting to fly over Vancouver or LA, but instead we went over the top of Canada, Greenland and Russia.  We then flew straight down over China all the way down to Hong Kong. Along the way we saw some spectacular views of the Arctic [...]


Sunrise in Jakarta

April 7th, 2009 9 Comments

Well, I’m finally getting over my jetlag.  Impressively, my father has hardly had any jetlag at all.  Then again, he does a lot of global travel for work (I just need some sort of excuse to make me feel better about my dad being full of energy while I’ve been laying on the bed moaning [...]


Getting Settled in Kathmandu

July 11th, 2007 3 Comments

Another short and sweet post – tonight I should finally have time to catch up on the flight and my first few days in Kathmandu. I have started work – and it is going very well. Everyone is very friendly and my first day was great. Today I’m starting a needs assessment for their website [...]