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Humorous Educational Experiences: Raising Children

If I had no sense of humour, I would long ago have committed suicide. ~ Mahatma Gandhi ~  Is there any real correlation between higher acquired intelligence (through...

Education Extremes

‘‘I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way’’.  I couldn’t agree more with this excerpt from the first verse of an...

The Truth Hurts

I have decided I am going to be completely honest with everyone from now on. No more lies, no more pretence. When I meet people I don’t like, I’m going to punch them...

Just Take it Easy

We expatriates must admire the Indonesian ability to put things in perspective and to talk things down because it could have been so much worse. Just recently a friend...

Happy Birthday Grumpy French Man

40 years old. All of the people who are on the way to pass over this age say that it’s nothing. I am on the way, today, to be over this bloody number. And believe me,...

Solution to the Global Economic Crisis

We are, most of us, living far from our families, which is good for some people and sad for others. As my family will read this article, I have to say that I am...

The Fearless Guardian Angel

My friend Tony and I were coming back from a party late one night on his Suzuki 250 motorcycle when he misjudged the angle of a tight left-hand bend and hit a three-foot...

A Self-Help Model for Aid that Really Works: The East Bali Poverty Project (EBPP)

When writing about aid projects words like ‘uplifting’, ‘inspirational’ or ‘downright bloody fantastic’ rarely, if ever, enter the vocabulary of cynical...

I Hate St. Valentine

That’s the most stupid fake date on earth! When I was a teenager in Europe, it even didn’t exist (or maybe it did but I didn’t notice). We didn’t used to...

The Unnecessary Fire

We call the magical device we have in our pockets a “phone”, but it really should be called a “communicator”. Amazing advances in technology in the last few...

Enlightenment from my Chinese Friends

I have been living here for a while now, but I realised that I am totally ignorant about the Chinese New Year celebrations. Except good food, some red lanterns hanging...

Straight From The Heart

The Family at Lestari Sayang Anak Orphanage I think a lot of us, although we may not like to admit it, take things for granted, most importantly the love and support we...

An Expat’s New Year’s Resolution

I told my Facebook friends that I was writing an article about New Year’s resolutions, and asked them for inspiration. (I don’t normally make resolutions; I tend to...

Turkey

A Rare Christmas Treat

I woke up early on Christmas day 1984, seriously hung-over after an inpromptu party the night  before. The planned party at my place had been abandoned due to a lack of...

Education Guide 2017

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