Global Food Security Fellowship Opportunity (U.S. Norman Borlaug)

This post was originally posted on the official website of the Center for Global Food Security (http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/food/news/view.php?id=2262) at Purdue University. Please visit the link below or above for more details on both the summer institute application process and the research fellowship grant application process for U.S. Graduate Students. The Center for Global Food Security at Purdue University announces the opening …

A Brief Tour of Vientiane

These are photos of some of the areas I visited with my boss and his family during the first week of arrival. More to follow when I have time to visit. Enjoy! I will update this section of my post iteratively.

Soil Laboratory Visit & Field Trip to Ban Ek Xang, Vientiane Prefecture, Lao PDR

January 9, 2014 So far, everything is working as initially planned. I met with my supervisor and we made few modifications to the proposed research plan (details of which will not be posted here). However, in general the meeting was productive and geared towards harnessing my time here to achieve the maximum outcome possible. So, Dr. Pavelic and Mr. Bounmee’s …

First Day at Work at the International Water Management Institute in Vientiane, Lao PDR

My first day at the office of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Vientiane was Monday, 6th January 2014. I had a refreshing straight 9 hours sleep, thank goodness for the spatial room with 4m x 4m window facing to the west, which provides me with enough fresh air, view of people coming into the community, and voices of …

First Day in Vientiane, Lao PDR

Hello Readers, My work in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (commonly known as Laos, which will be used in the rest of my online journal) officially started when I landed at the Wattay International Airport, which is located approximately 3 kilometers (1 mile) out of the Vientiane metropolis. I arrived on Vietnam Airline, which transited from Hanoi via Jakarta and Ho …

Family Vacation in Bali, Indonesia

Terima Kasih for visiting this blog! In this blog, I will do my best to provide some information about my travels, living experiences, and encounters in Southeast Asia and more specifically, Laos. Firstly, I had a wonderful time with my wife and son (Aaron) who just turned 16 months old on January 7 and is already in charge of things. …