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Archive: February 2016

Harshada Deshpande - Blog 4: Living with a family in Nepal

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Very few experiences allow one to be fully immersed in the local culture and learn the ins and outs of life in a foreign country like staying in a home-stay. Living with the KC family has allowed me to experience Nepal and Nepali culture in the most unique and meaningful way. In this post, I introduce the readers to my home-stay family and our life under the same roof.

Shannon Doyle - Blog 4: The Power of Language

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Do we really intend to say what we say with the *mainstream* words we use?

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Dugal Monk - Blog 4: Interview with Rafeek Ravuther

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This month I interview Rafeek Ravuther, producer of Pravasalokam, an Indian television program on missing migrants in the Gulf. 

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Sara Bourquin - Blog 2: Musings of Novice Researcher Part II: The Magwinya Chronicle

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Musings of a Novie Researcher Part II: The Magwinya Chronicle- Sara Bourquin in Botswana working with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks.

Valérie Paradiso - Blog 4: My Daily Ride - The Jeepney

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This blog post is about my daily ride to work - the Jeepney. The Jeepney is an iconic mode of transportation in the Philippines with a rich history. In this short post, I discuss why I am a fan of the Jeepney, its history, Jeepney art and some of its downfalls. Finally, I share some tips on how to ride a Jeepney in case one of you curious souls decides to jump on one when you visit the Philippines. 

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Chih Chen - Blog 4: Reflections on recruitment and Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)

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In this entry, I reflect on the research I have been conducting with the Center for Migrant Advocacy (CMA) on the labour recruitment apparatus in the Philippines. I consider several structural challenges that exist in the protection of rights for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and comment briefly on the main trends in recruitment reform.

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Brian Hutchinson - Blog 4 : Basketball in The Philippines

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A short podcast about basketball in the Philippines.

 

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Elizabeth Thipphawong - Blog 4: Home Stay Project

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In early February I had the opportunity to travel with members of the Asian Forum team to conduct site visits of the Home Stay project which was launched in January 2015 in the Kalabang, Kaski and Ranagaun, Tanahun Districts of Nepal. The Home Stay Project is a division of the JMDI (Joint Migration and Development Initiative) Programme with Asian Human Rights and Culture Development Forum, and is funded by Swiss Development Corp (SDC) and the European Union. The Home Stay Project is one of two JMDI Programmes currently operating in Nepal, the other being facilitated through OXFAM.

Benjamin Lawrence - Blog 2: Language, Translation and Spirits in Cambodia

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In this blog, I use my experiences in the classroom at the Language Institute for Natural Khmer (LINK), Phnom Penh, to discuss some methodological issues surrounding the process of translation, as well as its (somewhat unexpected) connection to undertsanding the role of spirits and the supernatural in contemporary Cambodian society.

Nadya Jamal - Blog 4: Case Story of a Nepali Migrant Worker

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In this blog I share the story of a Nepali migrant worker and his relationship with the Pourakhi Safe House counsellor. Her story is a reminder for me of the experiences, joys and challenges shared by front-line support workers in grassroots organizations. I think of many of the people I have worked with in Vancouver as I share some thoughts of the hierarchies of non-profits and the positioning of front-line workers within these structures.

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