North Korea In Books

30 May

Arthur Hofn

Some Interesting Reads.

For a country that is said to be closed off from the rest of the world there is an awful lot of books and documentaries about North Korea. I guess the fact that as soon as you are told something is a secret we can’t help but want to know. I’ve read and watched lots about North Korea, a closed country. I’ve read far less about Portugal, for example, which is a modern and forward looking country that under normal conditions positively welcomes tourists; in 2019 around 24 million of them. Sometimes being told “no” is enough for us to try harder.

It’s easy to get caught up in the conspiracies and propaganda from either side when trying to find out about pretty much anything; it’s a lot harder on a subject as sensitive as a dictatorial country with human rights issues. You’re never quiet sure what…

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China vs Rest of the World

26 May

“Hide your strength and bide your time.”

China in 2008

“No force can shake the status of our great motherland, No force can stop the advance of the Chinese people and the Chinese nation.”

China in 2019


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Empowering Africa Inc. Full Tuition Scholarship for 2020/2021 Academic Year

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“Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela


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How Mauritius beat the pandemic

23 May

Foraging for the soul

23 May

Manako Tamou

As Aotearoa settles down into the second week of the lockdown, we also head into the Holy Week, Easter and the Passover. It’s a weird time to be experiencing all of this. All the while, my own family completely ignore the lockdown whilst Covid-19 sweeps through society (in Australia not here – and yes I’m calling them out). The Passover irony is that those who don’t listen to the rules and breach the lockdown end up catching the disease.


I’m not saying that Covid-19 is a God-ordained plague. Or that passover and a lockdown have any strong comparisons – although there may be something to be said about staying inside to avoid a pandemic compared with following a ritual so bad spirits & bad vibes don’t come and wreck havoc on your household. I’m not knowledgeable enough to make such an opinion. The point I’m trying to drive home is…

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“Compare it (your head) to a jelly in a bowl. The bowl is the skull – a strong, protective container – and the jelly (the brain) is nestled within. …”

22 May


Originally posted on BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK: via Compare it (your head) to a jelly in a bowl. The bowl is the skull – a strong, protective container – and the jelly (the brain) is nestled within. The skull is able to withstand many types of blows; but the brain is vulnerable to sudden swirling…

via “Compare it (your head) to a jelly in a bowl. The bowl is the skull – a strong, protective container – and the jelly (the brain) is nestled within. …” — Head/Traumatic Brain Injury: How to LIVE with it

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