One of the first things you notice when you take a Tuk Tuk ride in Cambodia is the way they use their horns. They beep as a warning. Not out of frustration or anger, rather to let the scooter in front know they are there. To avoid a collision. To keep them both safe. They … More How do you give warnings?
Those of you who have travelled through parts of Asian know how mad, crazy, radical their driving can be. If you haven’t, watch this short video of a normal intersection at 6:30 at night. At first we described it as ‘Organised Chaos’ and soon realised that it was best described as “Disorganised Order”. Everyone headed were they needed … More 2 lessons about leadership I gleaned while being driven through Phnom Penh.
As I stood motionless at the Killing Fields, what seemed like millions of tear drops landed on my umbrella. The bleak wet day only added to my somber mood as the horror of humanity played out in my mind. Men, women, boys, girls & babies slaughtered by their fellow countrymen on a scale I will … More We are all horrendous and beautiful.
Imagine a 10-year-old student you have known. Now pause, and think about their schooling and what they have really learnt at the age of 10. Consider how little they really know in mathematics and english. Their drawing is good, but they are no designer. They have creativity but their cognitive skills are lacking. Now, imagine the 10-year-old … More One reason why education in New Zealand is fantastic!
Mid sentence Jim exhaled an audible groan and instantly we burst into uncontrolled laughter. The groan just reflected the thoughts echoing in our heads as we bounced, banged and rocked our way along the red clay road in a remote rural area of Cambodia. Our hosts were taking us, no, bouncing us to a village … More So the water that comes from the Well is not 100% pure?
On a wet humid evening we sat outside on the bustling street corner, in the heart of the action, waiting to enjoy our meal. The restaurant we chose, our clothes and the colour of our skin screamed to the locals that we were wealthy foreigners to Phnom Penh, and almost immediately we were confronted with … More 2 tips for being more generous and compassionate.