12 October 2010

& what do you do?

while we were in north american this summer/fall we made a few presentations about our work in cambodia. i thought i'd post the slides here, in case you've ever wondered just what exactly it
is we do here.
Talstras in Cambodia

and while i'm at it, MCC British Columbia just came out with its Prayer Booklet for 2011. If you have a moment, you can read about the experiences of MCC workers in British Columbia, Colombia, Cambodia, El Salvador, and Zambia. (we're on page 21 & 22, click the image to download)

3 October 2010


amanda: i had a dream that i saw our baby & it was a boy with very short legs

daniel: i had a dream you were a gecko

1 October 2010

what a shame! [laughter + swine flu]

while en route to north america & back again, we spent some time in the shanghai airport. both times we were entertained by this swine flu public service video playing at our gate.
the title is "how to protect yourself from being attacked by the influenza a(h1n1)"

i can't speak a lick of mandarin & at the risk of being hypocritical, we got a kick out of the english translation for this little ditty. some favorite lines...

"swine flue comes from America, spreads around the world...what a shame!"

"if you have a cough or sneezing, stop your mouse & nose with paper. throw the paper in the garbage can. social morality!"

"although the epidemic situation is nervous, we should have a good mood"

"don't drill the crowd to join in the fun. dangerous!"

"if there were patients in the place where you live, don't have a no purpose stroll outside"

expo + belly

[shanghai expo + belly]