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Davao Readers Haven

September 7, 2011 by


Written by Jesse Pizarro Boga Images by Bam Baraguir of Mindanao Times This article was first published in Our Mindanao.  Technology offers us the opportunity to read books via electronic devices like Kindle and iPad, but we readers would still prefer reading something we can touch, smell, and even tear. Futuristic books are not yet quite ready […]

Teaching Burmese refugees in Malaysia

August 30, 2011 by


Written by Soon Chen Images from UNHCR Malaysia  Yesterday I said mingalaba, a greeting phrase I learnt from my fellow camper Harry, to my Myanmar refugee students. I remember how it was when I first stepped foot into a low-cost flat at the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur where the students gather every night for English and music […]

Giving Back for Coffee

August 23, 2011 by


Story and video – Clara Wong, Jesse Pizarro, Sun Chhorvy, Pham Thuy Ngan On first impression, Lee Ayu Chuepa, 26, looks like any new generation upper-middle class Thai: easy-demeanoured, stylishly influenced by Western culture (Converse sneakers, ‘Born to be Wild’ T-shirt, floppy Beatles-style hair) and speaking English with a lilting Thai accent. Lee is also […]