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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Oxfam Trailwalker!!

A few of my classmates are currently training for the Oxfam Trailwalker! It's a 100km walk to be completed in 48hours. We will fundraise approximately US$1000 to fight against poverty.

The hike looks intense and most people walk through the night with out sleeping! Anyways, I am excited to push myself physically and walk for a good cause. We'll have 'till May to train, so every other weekend we have been hiking and I've started to regualrly run 6km every other day.
I'll be posting photos from our various hikes on my flickr site. Clikc on the Oxfam Trailwalker Set. Yay! Walk to end poverty!

Monday, February 12, 2007

February Update

Hello, once again it's the end of the term rush! I have been sitting infront of the computer for forever it seems!! but it's all good, in less than two weeks I will be done with my second term at ICU. Woo ha! One more full term to go and then, it's off to my summer Applied Field Experience!!

Anywyas, I probably won't be writing very much over the next couple of weeks but I just wanted to write down some of things that I have/will be up to and that I intend to write a blog on each of them.

1. I went to hear two Iraqi women doctors speak at an event a week ago. It was really meaningful for me to go listen to them, since the reason why I'm on my quest for peace began with my country going to war with Iraq. How could I not hear/meet these women who have been affected by a war that I protested from the begining. So I shot some video of them and I hope to make a real simple video clip for the world to see.

2. I participated in such an interesting dilaogue excercise the other day. It was for my Secuirty and Conflict Resolution class. The dialogue technique helps the involved actors to understand what the root cause of their conflict is. Really interesting. I shot some video of that too, so hopefuly I can make a couple of minutes to show you the process!

3. My trip to Vietnam is all set! Air plane tickets. Check. Visa. Check. Registration for Thich Nhat Hanh's tour. Check. I recently watched a Youtube video of him. He is so extremly powerful in taking me to a state of peace instantly! I can't imagine what spending three weeks with him will do to me!

4. Before I go to Vietnam, I am going on a Rotary World Peace Fellows field trip to Hiroshima. We will be meeting with Hibakusha and people from the Hiroshima Peace Insitute. I'm planning on bringing my video camera along there as well.

Wow, well it looks like the next couple of weeks will be filled with wonderful experiences.
here's a flower for you!