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Hanoi in the fall

October 16, 2011 by


On my bike, I usually croon a Vietnamese song written for Hanoi, my city, that says: “…Regardless of how much traveling we may have, we are always towards Hanoi…” Due to special designs by the hand of nature, when it comes into the stormy season in the Central of Vietnam – around annual October, Hanoi […]

Remember, Remember, the Sixth of October

October 5, 2011 by


Written by Chayanin Wipusanawan As students of Bangkok’s Thammasat University, the 6th of October is the date we learn, from the first day in this school, as our ‘day of infamy’. To the general public, the date is usually remembered as one of the ‘bloody days’ of modern Thailand, alongside 14 October (1973) and May […]

Young leaders, where are you?

September 10, 2011 by


Written by Stoney Chenal I don’t say that ‘leaders’ are people with high positions nor who earn lots money and power. In some cases that is right, but not for the whole. I’m saying about young leaders, who act to make positive changes happened. That concept allows more, actually, it counts everybody whose path is […]

A letter to my 18-year-old self

September 9, 2011 by


Written by Gail Rae Javier Dear 18-year-old Gail, I hope this message finds you well. I’m writing to you from almost 7 years down the road, from my friends’ apartment somewhere in the central business district. It’s too late to go home now, so I had to stay here until tomorrow morning. Time is about […]

In which AJStream tries to cover Malaysia (part 2)

September 3, 2011 by


In part 1, I discussed about the coverage by The Stream on Malaysia in which I’ve voiced out the misconceptions placed on the story. In this part I’ll be discussing  what do I mean by “The Malaysian Context”, as well as some personal thoughts about the episode. The Malaysian Context Since I’ve called out to […]

Criticism and Discrimination in Cambodia

August 26, 2011 by


Piece by Mesa Lang Image from Eddie~S Fat, queer, black, or short are common adjectives people in Cambodia are using to describe other people of so-called “being that type.” While in so many countries in the world, especially America, people are considering those words as serious hate crime and bullying, people in Cambodia still think […]

No need of J-word to do Citizen Journalism

August 25, 2011 by


I haven’t had any formal background in journalism. It has come to the day when I sit down, and recall how journalism unexpectedly involved into my professional and personal life. I published a newspaper myself during time of high school, which was full of my narrative and descriptive writing stuff about what happened inside and […]