How one priest built a system of belonging for abandoned children (A condensed version of this post was first published in our parish bulletin The Manna, and a full version was published on our parish website.) “NBS is my alma mater. I grew up there.” This is Raymond, the 22-year-old boy on the right. Cyril is […]
“For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.”
(This is a photo-essay. But I’m not good at web development, so there’s no fancy formatting. Do give some time for the pictures to load. Cheers.) On 2 May 2008, the Cyclone Nargis slammed into the Irrawaddy delta in Myanmar. IFRC reported the official death toll as 84,500 with 53,800 missing. Wikipedia is less conservative, […]
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1. Explore the marine life South-East Asia is a diving hotspot, and divers have recognised the Philippines as one of the world’s best macro diving locations. Whether you are looking for shipwrecks or whale sharks, the archipelago will not disappoint even the most intrepid of divers. Be sure to check out Apo Reef for their […]
Journey to Thongwa Thongwa is a rural township, located two hours by car from the heart of Yangon. You cannot find Thongwa on Lonely Planet. I arrived in Myanmar on Saturday; I leave for Thongwa the next day. Once we finally get out of the jam-packed roads of Yangon, we drive past swathes of land. […]
1. My guide is Brother Vijin, a Jesuit seminarian. 2. See also this article on on Myanmar’s controversial citizenship laws. 3. See this article featuring the Servites. 4. Lonely Planet, Myanmar (Burma), 12th Edition (2014), p.15.
(Note to readers: I have inserted many links to my SOW private journal. These journal entries are inaccessible to the public.) On the second day of SOW, I crystallised four issues1 that I wanted to and thought that I would grapple with, and maybe resolve,2 during SOW. This is my post-SOW reflection; I’ll traverse each issue […]