I can’t believe this is already the last reflection before midyear! I’m already halfway through my grant?! Time does fly. Life in Kemaman has been pretty slow. With exams during the whole month, classes and extracurricular activities have been cancelled. So My interaction with the kids have been low key, hanging out and helping them … More Kangpung Life #4
(Written in April and posted now due to limited wifi and procrastination) Kangpung life this month has been spent mostly outside of my kampung. Participating in CLICK Camp 6.0 in Kuantan, Pahang, regrouping in Kelantan for water break (check-in with ETAs in Terengganu and Kelantan), and travelling to Sarawak for a short trip made for … More Kangpung Life #3
(Written in March and posted later due to limited wifi and procrastination) Kangpung life has reached a point where nothing is new anymore and I’ve settled into a nice routine which is great because now I feel like I’ve achieved some sort of normalcy. Classes have been going great. Lesson … More Kangpung Life #2
(Written in February and posted now due to limited wifi and procrastination) So I thought I’d update ya’ll about my day-to-day life in rural Malaysia with my blog posts titled “About that Kangpung Life”. Kampung in Malay means village, so I hope you thought I was as clever as I thought I was about the … More About that Kangpung life
So with this historic victory for justice and all it would be a happy ending, right? If only reality ended like fairy tales. See, I’m not that naive. I’m not talking about the subsequent events that will happen to Park and the trajectory of Korean politics. No, I wanted to vent about how even though … More Not done yet..(I’ll keep it short, I promise)
(For more context read CNN James Griffith’s “K-drama or K-politics? Death, dynasties and disaster in the Blue House“) In light of what happened this weekend (pun intended), I wanted to take a moment and let the magnitude of the decision, its consequences, and its reception sink in and finally hit me. Park Geun-hye, the Korean … More This Little Light of Mine
I didn’t plan to make my first blog post political at all. But all the hours of training spent on cross-cultural awareness, identity, and public diplomacy from the past 2 weeks didn’t prepare me for my first interaction with Malaysian students nor did it ease this lingering anxiety that I’m not quite American enough. Yesterday, … More Yes, I’m an American..But don’t ask Trump?