Monthly Archives: April 2012

China adventures 2010

This is a reposting of a lost WordPress blog that I tried to upload while I was living for six weeks in China in October-November 2010. I went to China on a global exchange program sponsored by my company  Wacom Technology Corp. and I … Continue reading

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Nyumbani Children’s Home in Nairobi

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Before we went to the Kenya Coast we visited the Nyumbani Children’s Home in Nairobi with the help of Josephine Mutuku Sesi and met Sister Teresa who allowed us to pass out 21 Duduza dolls collected by Maya Jones and … Continue reading

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There are good dhows and there are bad dhows

Her Majesty’s Australian Ship (HMAS) Toowoomba has seen all types of dhows. HMAS Toowoomba (FFH 156) of the Royal Australian Navy went on Operation SLIPPER in 2009, a deployment for anti sea piracy mission off the coast of Somalia with … Continue reading

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Sailing on the Dhow Tajwid

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     On April 11 we had arranged to go on a sunset cruise when Kenya went on tsunami alert We watched the news from Indonesia and it looked like the wave would not reach East Africa until after our … Continue reading

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Africa. . . at last

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  On April 5 I arrived in Nairobi, Kenya after flying for nearly 20 hours from Portland, Oregon via Amsterdam with layover making the entire trip at least a day long. No matter, I was greeted at the airport by … Continue reading

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Kenyatta Hospital – Children’s Cancer Ward

Cheryl, Cindy, and Joann were joined by members of Ngong church women’s choir for a group visit to the Kenyatta Hospital Children’s Ward. They played violin and Joann told the “monkey -lion story.” One small boy asked them to pray … Continue reading

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How about that Dhow!

Dhows are the traditional sailboat of East Africa and the Indian Ocean. Along the Kenyan coast you can see their sail and here is a fun video posted on Youtube by the Majlis Hotel of the “Mozambique style” dhows in … Continue reading

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