I am an educator and technologist always on the move. Working on bringing Africa and Asia closer.
Latest posts by Preetam Rai from September, 2006
Philippines: Darkness after Xangsane
Mr. Fuji in Manila describes the situation in downtown Manila in the wake of Typhoon Xangsane. “looking out from my manila hotel room, makati is dark, right to the horizon. it’s eerie to see a city that was full of lights now sleeping. there a little flecks of light here...
Cambodia: Vietnamese Soldiers
Chhay Vet blogging at Khmer440 remember the time immidiately after the fall of Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. The blogger has respect for the first batch of Vietnamese troops who helped end Khmer rouge rule. “The Vietnamese finally established their headquarters in the pagoda at the top of Phnom Sampheou but...
Vietnam: Caring for Parents
Virtual Doug in a post titled Filial Piety talks about the differences in parent child relationship in Vietnam and the US. “The American and Asian cultures are very, very different in the ways they look at honoring Mom and Dad. My Vietnamese students made it very clear that merely sending...
Indonesia: New Political Parties
Indonesia Matters lists newly registerd political parties in Indonesia. The blogger also taks about how the explosion in the number of parties is causing parties to come up with similar sounding names.
Philippines: Typhoon Milenyo
Manuel Quezon in Philippines rounds up the typhoon Milenyo stories from the papers and the blogs. The typhoon, knows as Xangsane internationally struck the Philippines on wednesday and is now moving north towards China.
Philippines: Fiesta in San Agustin
Ivan Henaras visits the town of San Agustin and attends a fiesta there. The blogger is surprised to find a lost tradition still being practised in San Agustin/ “I was surprised that an old pre-war tradition was still being done in San Agustin. Unlike the current fiestas were we hold...
Vietnam: Cambodia to Vietnam
Tim Hoiland has posted a pictorial account of his trip from Cambodia capital Phnom Penh to Saigon in Vietnam. The pictures provide insights in the life and occupations around the Mekong river.
Cambodia: Ancestor's Day
Vutha in Cambodia introduces Prachum Benda, the Cambodian Ancestor's day. “The fifteen-day observance of Prachum Benda, or Ancestors’ Day, is a time for living relatives to remember their ancestors and offer food to those unfortunate enough to have become trapped in the spirit world.”
Malaysia: Narrow Minded Political Group
Shianux writes about the lack of basic economics knowledge among the UMNO political party members in Malaysian province of Johor. Johor is the province that borders Singapore. Johor UMNO is asking the federal government to cancel all projects like the proposed bullet train between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore that might...
Myanmar: Local Sunscreen
Don Gilliland blogs about the white powder that the Burmese apply on their face to protect themselves from the sun.
Thailand: Coup Council Website
Enda Nasution has a post introducing the website created by the Council for Democratic Reform Under the Constitutional Monarchy. This council is currently running the country after they took over the power in a coup last week.
Flickr user Bill Paterson post a picture taken from a Thai newspaper. Is this the countercoup?
Singapore: Neighbourly Tiff
The blogger at Blowin’ in the Wind writes about the latest tiff between former Malaysian prime minister Mahatir and former Singapore prime minister Lee Kuan Yew.
Philippines: Blogger Conference
J Angelo Racoma blogs the Philippine BlogCon 2006. The blog conference was held in Manila on Monday 25, September.
Thailand: Putting up with the coup
Fringer.org tries to answer just why many Thais while resenting the limits on their freedom of speech are still willing to put up with the coup.
Cambodia: Expanding Blogosphere
The blogosphere in Cambodia is growing rapidly and it includes both the locals and expats. Details are Sketchy introduces some new blogs from Cambodia.
Indonesia: Execution in Sulawesi
Indonesia Matters updates a post about the execution of three men found guilty of inciting violence during the rioting in Central Sulawesi in 2000. Fabianus Tibo, Marianus Riwu and Dominggus Da Silva were executed last night by a firing squad.
Philippines: Why no Coup in Philippines?
The blogger at Torn and Frayed in Manila compares the political situation in Philippines with Thailand just before the coup. In Philippines also, the people are increasingly fed up with president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo but the president still continues to hold on to power. One of the factor the blogger...
Fiji: Fijian Ceramics
Mayvelous, a Burmese blogger in Fiji has posted pictures of Fijian Ceramics. The blogger describes the design and the constituents of the ceramics.
Thailand: Pronouncing “Coup”
Andrew Biggs, a long time Thailand resident and television personality recounts how the TV programming was shut down the night the coup occured. “There are still soldiers in and around the building today, but we are getting used to them now. Last night I taught one or two of them...
Thailand: The Coup and the Net
Ben at Mai Me Arai writes about the increase in internet usage in Thailand while the coup was taking place. “Let it never be said that Thai’s don’t know where to find information when they really want to”. Gnarlykitty points to a new classified ad in Craigslist's Thailand section.