The Indispensable Escapes: The Experiences of a Refugee

You are reading this brief disclosure because of your interests in refugees and displaced persons. No one wants to be a refugee! It is a very painful life mostly fill with lots of sufferings. So, we should continue to embrace those who are refugees and other displaced population not because we feel sorry for them, but because they are humans …

Alcoholism and the Addictive Paradigm: Etiological and Epidemiological Perspectives

This post examines, summarizes, and reflects on the connection between the addictive paradigm, alcoholism, and “alcoholic” family dynamics. These processes essentially feed into each other, addictive thinking is what allows alcoholism to develop, and alcoholism reinforces and strengthens the addictive thinking. An “alcoholic” family functions in a similar way, as each family member plays a role which he or she …

12 Tips to Turn Your Kitchen into A Sustainability Hub

<a I have a passion for cooking because it is a good thing mentally, environmentally and it protects your health and that of your family given that you HAVE CONTROL over what you eat. Well, it should be noted that sometimes we cook stuff that aren’t that healthy for our bodies, but at least we cooked it, thus we have …

Survival garden: What is it and how can I set up one in my home or community?

What is a survival garden? Survival gardens, as the name depict are gardens that are meant to serve as an immediate source of food, nutritional supply and a supplementary source of income for a household. While generating income may not necessarily be the primary motivation for setting up a survival garden, in most developing countries and in situations of refugee …

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. …