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Haiti book rec

One of the best books I read while in Haiti (and I read a lot – probably about 40, something I never manage at home with all those distractions!) was Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder, about Dr. Paul Farmer, the founder of Partners in Health, whose work in Haiti and elsewhere is absolutely astonishing. […]

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Interview with a GVN volunteer

Will be leaving for the airport in a moment and plan on writing a post about my week here in Miami later, but here’s a BBC radio interview with Korina, who I shared a room with for the last month. Her bit starts 44 minutes in and lasts for about 6 minutes.

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Music: A Year in New Zealand

Spending the week saying goodbye is not fun, so I decided to cheer myself up by making a playlist to commemorate my time here. It’s a mix of kiwi artists (*), songs I listened to while here and/or that I found appropriate. Enjoy! πŸ™‚ 1. Elemeno P* – Baby Come On: www.sendspace.com/file/6ppyri 2. Discovery Channel […]

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Not much to report

Study week is almost over – my first exam is tomorrow afternoon. I don’t know if I’ve studied enough, if I’ll remember all those finicky little details, but there’s not much I can do about that now except revise some more. Yesterday I watched a couple of movies with Michelle (and a very sleepy Rathy) […]

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Homegrown festival

On Friday, I met Janne once more before she left. But the big thing was of course Vodafone Homegrown, a festival with over 30 kiwi bands playing on 5 stages over 11 hours. I went with Meredith and her friend Zoey and it couldn’t have been a better festival experience, starting with the awesome weather, […]

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Earth Hour 2008

This is an awesome idea. I hope thousands and thousands of people will participate. (Click the image to get more information.)

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Feeling better

Finally started working on the next assignment. Also, met up with Kathrin one more time before she leaves NZ tomorrow. Aww, now all three of my first uni friends here are gone. πŸ™ Anyway, main reason for this post – I found a really cool clip of the All Blacks (NZ rugby team) doing a […]

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Music for you

I made a 2007 mix CD – you can find it here, in my personal blog, which otherwise I’m shamefully neglecting in favour of this one… πŸ™‚ 21 songs that personify this exciting year for me for a variety of reasons. Hope you enjoy! πŸ™‚

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Bye bye… Evamaria’s “Leaving for New Zealand” mix

For my goodbye party last Saturday I made a special music mix, which I gave to my friends with personalized cover art. However, I also made a more general cover, using photos from my last visit to New Zealand. It’s all about getting ready for something new. I’d love to hear if you like it… […]

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Japan soundtrack

As I'm trying to find my footing here again, I've played around with something: Before I left, I created a 'good stuff' playlist – just random songs (74 of them) I enjoyed, some new, some old. I actually didn't listen to as much music on this trip as I normally do, mainly because in Japan […]

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