After witnessing an incident of racism and misogyny in public, and mentioning it on Twitter, I was called an “ingrate” and told to leave Australia. But, surely nothing indicates a love of country more than a desire to improve it. Imagine a place where we listened to what people said, rather than where they had come from, or the type of surname they had. That’s a country worth aspiring to.
“I’m hoping everything will be brighter by April. Stay in touch.” Less than 2 months after sending me this message, Mark Colvin passed away. Mark taught me many things, but perhaps the most crucial was this: The world does not revolve around my desire to help others.
In the coming years, we’ll look back at 2016 fondly. It was a tough year, we fought hard, and made some mistakes too. But on balance, 2016 was a year when OIC Cambodia took huge steps towards no longer being no longer a baby. In 2016, we learnt to walk.
Playing a musical instrument could be just about the best thing your child can do. And I should know – giving up music is one of my biggest regrets.
Given the choice of placing an iPad or a flute in the hands of your child, the instrument would have to be the better option.
A couple of years ago, I bought a little piece of plastic on eBay. It’s completely changed the way I work, by forcing me to have a break from technology. Here’s how it all happened.
It’s easy to feel more like IT consultants than offspring when you visit parents. And yet, I’ve learnt that teaching my parents technology is one of the best things I can do. For me.