I am an educator and technologist always on the move. Working on bringing Africa and Asia closer.
Latest posts by Preetam Rai from May, 2006
Indonesia: IM Conference Room for Quake Relief
DSC01549 Originally uploaded by Yulianta Ramelan. The World Wide Help Group is maintaining a live IM conference at all times for Java quake relief efforts using Yahoo Messenger so that bloggers and human beings around the planet can interact via the realtime conference room where they have five relief volunteers....
Malaysia: Visiting Sabah
Filipino blogger Amelie at manila rat visits neighbouring Malaysian state of Sabah and shares some observations on the differences between Sabah and the Philippines.
Indonesia: Quake Proof Housing
SarapanEkonomi wants the Indonesia government to make people aware of the importance of building earthquake proof houses. The blogger also asks the government to encourage people in quake-prone area to buy disaster insurance by giving them tax breaks.
Philippines: Tacky advertising
Village idiot Savant wants Microsoft Philippines to grow up.
Singapore: All Talk, No Action
Lionel is irritated with armchair politicians – the people who find it easy to complain but shy away when it comes to doing something. “I'm sure you have encountered your fair share of the Singapore armchair politician: standing on a pedestal on an ivory tower and espousing nuggets of information...
East Timor: Local Journalism
The blogger at Tumbleweed in Timor Leste counters a foreign journalist's remarks about the dearth of reporting by local Timorese journalists. The blogger introduces locals involved in bringing Timorese news to the world.
Singapore: Kampong Life
Blogger Lam Chun See visits a heritage museum and remembers his childhood days in the Kampong (village).
Indonesia: Earthquake Relief
The World Wide Help team has set up Java Quake Help Wiki. The team is looking for online volunteers to help them with content and translation on the wiki as well as helping spread the word about the wiki. If you are interested you can email javaquake (at) worldwidehelp.info.
Indonesia: Earthquake Relief
Merlyna (via Enda Quicklinks) has compiled a list of charities that are accepting donations. “I have done a small research and found out that these charities are established and trusted organizations. Those located in the US are registered as public charity with 501 (c) (3) status. All of them have...
Indonesia: Seismographs and Scholarships
Amidst the flow of corporate donations in Indonesia after the quake, Yosef is looking for a donation of a different kind “Company A to rebuild the school, company B to rehabilitate the mosques and hospitals…donates tents or boxes of instant noodles, tea, mineral water…etc…But I'm awating texts like…smart guy donates...
Cambodia: Promotion Girl
Vutha in Cambodia looks at the life of Promotion Girls – girls hired to sell products in streetside cafes and markets.
Vietnam: Learning from Bangkok
The blogger at Antidote to Burnout looks at Bangkok as a model for urban development for Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
Indonesia: Bali Photos
Venitha at Singapore Adventures travels to the Indonesian island of Bali and posts some pictures from there.
Myanmar: Bad News Once More
Dathana is disappointed. He was looking forward to good news from Myanmar but the SPDF has once more let him (and other Myanmar citizens) down.
Vietnam: Cultural Differences
Wanna, a Cambodian student in Vietnam visits his Vietnamese friend's house for dinner. Wanna makes some interesting observation on cultural difference between Cambodia and Vietnam.
Indonesia: Earthquake in Java
Fatih Sayud has a post on the earthquake in Indonesia. The 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Java island just after dawn and caused the death of around 3000 people.
Vietnam: Visiting Saigon
The blogger at Vietnamese God visits Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and compares it to Hanoi – the city where he lives. “Each time I come here it brings me a different feeling. It seems always new and things are changing very quickly which is good. I love wandering around...
Philippines: Ethical Question
Blogging Bugs has stopped asking students studying accounting a particular ethical question because she fears the answer might be something she may not want to hear.
Indonesia: Using Religion for Violence
Unspun explains why it is both heartening and depressing at the same time to see Indonesia's major Muslim organisation asking the president to crack down on thugs who use religion to justify violence.
Philippines: Wickedly Sweet Filipino
The blogger at Manilastreetwalker introduces “wickedly-sweet” Filipinos he encounters in his travels in Spain.