Am I Asian too?

Am I Asian too?

Let me start on a lighter note – an anecdote from my Freshman year of College, more than 10 years ago. I was at the In-N-Out across the street from the dorms, in bar-seating facing a window towards the campus, with two Asian-Americans dorm-mates I’d just...

My Path: Being Vegetarian

A genuine choice never feels like a sacrifice. If you act from your heart, instead of feeling constrained, following your values is liberating. When your actions match your morals, the strength you gain inside is, I believe, the most powerful force in the world. That...
Moving Beyond our Colonial Past

Moving Beyond our Colonial Past

After reading, in an English language magazine in Indonesia, a badly researched, overgeneralizing article falsely comparing Dutch Colonialism in Indonesia and British Colonialism in India, I penned a harsh, but civil, response, and submitted it. To my surprise, the...
Couchsurfing towards a Better World

Couchsurfing towards a Better World

Guest post by Beatrice Cinnirella A new way to learn more about own culture and to discover others! Couchsurfing is not just a travel network but it is much more. When I first joined, I knew very little or nothing about it. I thought Couchsurfing was a typical social...