Thursday, March 17, 2005

This is what I received in my spam e-mails

International Thinking at its Best!

Question: What is the truest definition of Globalization?

Answer: Princess Diana's death.

Question: How come?

Answer:

An English princess

with an Egyptian boyfriend

crashes in a French tunnel,

driving a German car

with a Dutch engine,

driven by a Belgian who was drunk

on Scottish whisky, (check the bottle before you change the spelling)

followed closely by Italian Paparazzi,

on Japanese motorcycles;

treated by an American doctor,

using Brazilian medicines.

This is sent to you by an American,

using Bill Gates's technology,

and you're probably reading this on your computer,

that uses Taiwanese chips,

and a Korean monitor,

assembled by Bangladeshi workers

in a Singapore plant,

transported by Indian lorry-drivers,

hijacked by Indonesians,

unloaded by Sicilian longshoremen,

and trucked to you by Mexican illegals.....

That, my friends, is Globalization.


Friday, March 11, 2005

Lives in Burma

I have been thinking about lives in Burma and now in Laos. I really had fun the last two years living in Burma after my studies in the States. Some experiences, such as unreliable electricity, were frustrating. Overall, I loved being in Burma. If you have been reading my diary, I complainted a lot about Burma. But it's because I was going through a reverse culture shock. There are still a lot of good things even now. Don't get me wrong if you are reading my complaints the last two years :-)

Here is a picture of me and my students from the BARS program at the Myanmar Institute of Theology last year. We went to a church in Rangoon, Burma to talk about our mission trip to villages in Karen state. (Photo courtesy of Elizabeth)