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Zahura Ahmed - Blog 2: Different values for different lives (GE)

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Below, I have shared some of the thoughts I have had since starting my placement with BOMSA. Any reference to migrant workers refers only to domestic migrant workers. While I do discuss gender in this blog post, please note that I do not touch upon non-binary aspects of gender and how this affects migration, as this is something I have yet to learn much more about. Thank you for reading!

David Fox - Blog 2: In Defence of the Barangay (GOV)

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For my second blog, I've chosen to share a few thoughts on the Barangay system in the Philippines. 

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Claire Horwood - Blog 6: Working with Community Interpreters

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My flight lands around 7:50 p.m. at the Don Mueng airport in Bangkok, Thailand. I hoist my bag onto my back and navigate through customs, emerging into the muggy night air, my eyes scanning the horizon for the bus which will shuttle me to Nana Station. I discover that language is a significant barrier for me in Thailand, and I find myself gesturing madly, with big swooping motions – “BUS?

Tasneem Bhaidu – Blog 2: The Power of English (GOV)

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The following is a reflection piece of how I perceive the English language holds so much power, even in Bangladesh's civil society. I write about the two co-founders of my host organization, BOMSA, who do not speak English and have expressed that they feel because of this, they are closed off to many opportunities.

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Luke Yang - Blog 2: The Intricacies of Documenting Labour Migration (GOV)

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As I pen this blog, I have already been immersed in the work of Pravasi Nepali Coordination Committee (PNCC) just over a month. Over the past month of my stay in Kathmandu, I’ve been engaged in a constant battle against dampness that creeps into my flat as monsoon season seems to be lasting a while this year. At other times, my mind and efforts are preoccupied in fighting the various technical hurdles that stymie the documentation of labour migration cases.

Kenda Chang-Swanson - Blog 5: Celebrations: Some Experiences and Thoughts from India

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Hi there!  The last little while here in Southern India has involved a lot of different celebrations and holidays. In this little blog post I'm sharing some of my experiences and thoughts about some of the ones I've been lucky enough to come across while living and working in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. It's hard to do these kinds of occasions justice and of course I still have a ways to go in understanding and unpacking what many of these events mean and the diverse forms they take on.

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Bethlehem Daniel - Blog 2: Supermarketization & Food Insecurity: The Displacement of Informal Markets in the Philippines (ES)

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This is a blog about my experience with grocery shopping in Quezon City, the convenience and proliferation of supermarkets and the inevitable implications on food security of the country's poor and farming households.

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Danielle Leblanc-Cyr - Blog 2: Smog, Skin and Settling In (ES)

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It’s all too easy to take for granted the everyday amenities that life in Canada has to offer. Some might say that drinkable (not to mention delicious, pure and clean) tap water, abundant trees and adequate (nay, exceptional) sanitation regulations are boring. I would challenge those who lack appreciation of these luxuries to consider the world outside of our home and native land of milk and honey maple.

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Sidney Moss - Blog 5: Breaking Bread Part II

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In this post, I delve further into the idea of using food as a means of communication. Additionally, I discuss the usage of food in creating familiarity and connectedness within the discomfort of the unknown. Included are two cultural versions of one of my favourite recipes. 

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Elena Lopez - Blog 5: Commonwealth Connections

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Now that I've returned home to Canada, this blog post addresses why I think it's important to do research outside of Canada, and why I think doing research in other countries can be relevant to our Canadian context. Although my fieldwork has come to an end, my research will continue, and hopefully strengthen the connection between Canada and Malaysia. 

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