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A simple gesture - or so it seems

Sunday Mass was over and the kids took turns making “mano” to the young Adorno priest who had just celebrated Mass, Fr. Liam. The somewhat odd and seemingly insignificant gesture was over in a blink of an eye, belying its deep-rooted meaning and history. 494 more words

Filipino

Eight Surprises from our Trip Around the World

For better and worse, here are some of the things that surprised me during our five-month trip through Asia and Africa.

1. The world is a really big place, like a *really* big place. 2,516 more words

Africa

THE LANTERN FESTIVAL YUAN XIAO JIE – 元宵节 aka CHAP GOH MEI!

5th March 2015, Thursday, is Yuan Xiao Jie , 元宵节, also known as The Lantern Festival, which marks the end of Chinese New Year celebrations! This festival should not be confused with Mid-Autumn Festival popularly coined as Lantern Festival also. 327 more words

News

frozen blooms, thai peanut sauce and the ice storm of '94,

Some winter traditions; because the roads still look like this:

But at least we don’t live in Boston. A few states away is close enough. 709 more words

Family

Lunch time!

Who doesn’t like to eat? Let me tell you that I love food, and one of the interesting things about teaching abroad is all the different types of food that you are introduced too. 363 more words

Travel

1st of March, Romanian way!

It’s that time of the year again: flowers start to blossom, sun is shining, and…. we are celebrating women for a whole week!

At least in Romania, we are.  92 more words

Inspirations

Experimenting ayahuasca

This is my second time in la selva peruana, so it was about a time to try out ayahuasca – a ceremony at Amazonas, which has hundreds of years of history among various Amazonian tribes. 1,091 more words

Peru