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My Personal Stories

#LiefEh: Life Works In Mysterious Ways

Reading Time: 2 minutes Near the end of my academic career at Grinnell College, I wanted to “go see the world” after graduation. However, even until just months before graduation, I had really done nothing towards that goal! And yet, I ended up working, living, traveling the world for 19 years following my graduation from Grinnell in May 1994! . . . → Read More: #LiefEh: Life Works In Mysterious Ways

My Personal Stories, Qatar, Qatar Academy

The Moment of Truth IV: All About How And Why I Have Become Who And What I Am And Where Nepal Figured In That

Reading Time: 8 minutes This is all about how I went from thinking of myself as a Tibetan-Buddhist to a humanist, from a Tibeto-Nepalese to a human being first etc., and how and who I have become and where I have gotten to in life — through my international education, profession, and travels — was one of the reasons for turning down a job offer in February 2013 to return to Nepal. . . . → Read More: The Moment of Truth IV: All About How And Why I Have Become Who And What I Am And Where Nepal Figured In That

My Personal Stories, Travel

Fly The Coop, You’ll Thank Me For It

Reading Time: 7 minutes Fly the coop as it were and travel the world! You’ll become much more than you ever imagined becoming and you’ll get to places, both literally and figuratively, that you never imagine getting to, some you might have never even bargained for!

Don’t let A culture and/or A people define you completely.

The world awaits! . . . → Read More: Fly The Coop, You’ll Thank Me For It

Qatar, Qatar Academy

Qatar…From Afar: “[You] [m]ust go back to court to argue case[.]”

Reading Time: 7 minutes Returning to Nepal after twelve days in a Doha, Qatar, jail, I have made a number of interesting discoveries. One of them is the fact that I shouldn’t travel to the Gulf at all and the other is that the charges of insulting Islam has, indeed, NOT been dropped. . . . → Read More: Qatar…From Afar: “[You] [m]ust go back to court to argue case[.]”

Travel, Visa/Passport Related

On Being “Married”…

Reading Time: 2 minutes You’ll never guess why and when I had to be “married.” . . . → Read More: On Being “Married”…

Travel, USA

A Battle Unfought

Reading Time: 3 minutes Some battles are better left unfought even if you are in the right and you stand to lose money. . . . → Read More: A Battle Unfought

My Personal Stories

Cultural Learnings of…This and That

Reading Time: 4 minutes Travel gives you opportunities to learn about other cultures and people amongst other things. It opens your eyes up. Having learned about others, it also helps you see your own country and culture in a different light. . . . → Read More: Cultural Learnings of…This and That

Travel, USA

Thanksgiving!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Cheers to friendship and a life of uncertainty and promise! . . . → Read More: Thanksgiving!

International, Presentations & Speeches

Suva Intermediate School: Follow Your Dreams…They’ll Take You Places

Reading Time: 1 minute The following is the video of one of the three presentations I made to students at Suva Intermediate School, where my UWCAD friend Larry used to work. I talk to about my dreams and life and following dreams to classroom full of mostly Hispanic children, many of whom come from lower middle class or lower class families. . . . → Read More: Suva Intermediate School: Follow Your Dreams…They’ll Take You Places

International, Presentations & Speeches

PAUTA Students: Follow Your Dreams…They’ll Take You Places

Reading Time: 2 minutes At a presentation to children and families from lower-middle class and lower class in Mexico, I share with them how I followed my dreams and beat the odds to achieve academic and professional success. I share with them how I did it, and to tell them to not lose hope! . . . → Read More: PAUTA Students: Follow Your Dreams…They’ll Take You Places

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