Preetam Rai · June, 2006

I am an educator and technologist always on the move. Working on bringing Africa and Asia closer.

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Latest posts by Preetam Rai from June, 2006

Vietnam: Street Food

  21 June 2006

Blogger Vietnamese God takes refuge in a Saigon street side eatery to escape the rain and ends up trying Grilled beef rolled in La Lot leaves.

Philippines: Get Happy, Get Babies

  21 June 2006

Dr. Emer at parallel universes blog is asking Filipino couple who are having a hard time having children to relax. The blogger is pointing to a news article that claims that relaxing and lowering stress helps. The bloggers also talks about the high fertility rate in the Philippines. A comment...

Brunei: Thai and Brunei Royals

  21 June 2006

Our Local Style in Brunei compares two news stories relating to the royalty in two South East Asian countries – one from Thailand where the people are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the King's rune and another from Brunei where three locals are facing a charge of sedition for using...

Malaysia: Continue the Reforms

  21 June 2006

Former Malaysian prime-minister Mahathir is criticising the policies of the current prime minister Badawi (also known as Pak Lah). Nik Nazmi in Malaysia talks about continuing the reforms and forging consensus among Malaysians. He says “Going back entirely to the Dr. M model however is economically unsustainable, and will be...

Malaysia: Going Rubber Tapping

  20 June 2006

Ktemoc takes a break from serious commentary on his blog and remembers a rubber tapping experience from his younger days. “Unc assigned me to a young lady instead of a man that I expected. She would call for me at 4-ish. “But Unc, don’t they tap in the morning?” He...

Myanmar: Why Blog?

  20 June 2006

Mady June in Myanmar explains why she got into blogging. Myanmar and neighboring Lao have lower number of Internet users compared to other South East Asian countries. Most of the visible Myanmar bloggers live outside the country.

Cambodia: Teacher's Strike

  20 June 2006

Vutha in Cambodia reports that the government is not allowing the teachers demanding higher pay to hold a protest strike. Commenting a government officials callous statement on the teacher's salaries, Vutha writes “What he said about raising the high salary is what is unbelievable. It meant that government have no...

Aung San Suu Kyi's Birthday in Detention

  20 June 2006

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUNG SAN SUU KYI Originally uploaded by Ennor. As Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi spends yet another birthday in detention, online users are marking her birthday. Dr. Tyza at Burma Digest says We are celebrating you birthday all over the world. We, the citizens of the...

East Timor: Back Underwater

  20 June 2006

The blogger at Timor-Leste's Underwater Wonderland is back diving after a month of chaos that disrupted day to day life and tourism.

Singapore: Blogger being investigated for anti-Christian cartoons

  19 June 2006

Cemgen has a post on a Singapore bloggers, who is being investigated by the authorities for posting anti-Christian cartoon on his blog. The blogger claims that he posted the cartoons to provoke a fundamentalist. “If he wanted to put the supposed narrow-minded intolerant “fundy” in his place, he could have...

Philippines: Fast Food and Health

  15 June 2006

Dr. Emer at Parallel Universes talks about a consumer group in the US suing a fast food chain for using oil with trans fatty acids that might cause coronary heart diseases. The blogger, concerned about health issues observes the popularity of the same chain in Philippines and says “As they...

Singapore: Online Auctions

  15 June 2006

Indi at is asking the Singapore government to regulate how buyers and sellers behave on online auctions. “I am saying this because 99.9% Singaporeans tends to perfectly obey what the government instructs them to do so and what better way than to ask the Singapore government to help us...

Cambodia: Ramvong – Ramvong Disco in London

  15 June 2006

Andy Brouwer points to an Ramvong Disco being organized in London. For people who don't have experience with this traditional Cambodian Dance, Andy posts a diagram of hand/feet movements to get one started.

Malaysia: Serpent Valley

  15 June 2006

Malaysian blogger Alvin Lim points to an article about an archeological site in Malaysia that was seat of a pre-islamic civilization.

Cambodia: World Cup Woes

  14 June 2006

Vutha in Cambodia discusses the seedier side effect of World Cup – gambling. “Bet on footbal was a driven force to make my youngest brother to drop out school and sold his motocycle for betting football match. Before this problem happened I always told him to stop betting football. One...

Singapore: Singapore-Australia Relations

  14 June 2006

Serendipity points to an article on Singapore's Prime Minister's visit to Australia and hopes that relations will improve after the low point last year when Singapore hanged an Australian who was convicted of smuggling heroin.

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