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A Visit to the Cattle Cart Festival Outside Yogyakarta, Indonesia

February 19, 2018

A Visit to the Cattle Cart Festival Outside Yogyakarta, Indonesia All of the color and noise and sensory overload of Indonesia I went to the ‘Festival Gerobak Sapi’ or Cattle Cart Festival outside Yogyakarta a few years back. It’s one of the coolest cultural festivals in Yogyakarta, I think....

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How Mildred Gil Parada chisels a stone’s hidden message

How Mildred Gil Parada chisels a stone’s hidden message About Mildred, the Stone Sculptor Mildred Gil Parada is a stone sculptor originally from Merida, Venezuela. She makes refined and sophisticated sculptures of marble, granite, and limestone. In Merida, she studied architecture, then later moved to Puerto la Cruz in...

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3 Breathtaking Places You’ll Want to Visit On Jeju Island

January 8, 2018

3 Breathtaking Places You’ll Want to Visit On Jeju Island Island, what island? Living in Jeju City, I’m nestled between tall buildings. I walk most of the places I go, and normally don’t see the water. Sometimes, I forget that I’m on an island. I used to work near...

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Do you confuse change with trauma like me?

Do you confuse change with trauma like me? “In the space between chaos and shape, there was another chance.” Jeanette Winterson Seasons of change With January just around the corner, most of us start to think about changes we want to make in the new year. Friday, December 22nd...

Celebrating a Non-Traditional Thanksgiving

Feeling a sense of belonging in a room full of strangers

November 20, 2017

Feeling a sense of belonging in a room full of strangers –Chuseok and celebrating a non-traditional Thanksgiving in a foreign culture Koreans celebrated Chuseok last month, arguably the most important holiday of the year here. Finally, people can take a break from work responsibilities, and start taking care of...