Charmaine Harris Dunn
8/12/2017 · 13 min read · ~10
Should Jury Duty be mandatory?

Should Jury Duty be mandatory?

Canada prides itself on being a democracy, with freedom of choice and our right to choose our own path; but I recently learned that there are some choices that are not actually up to us as individuals; such as Jury Duty, it is mandatory to attend...

Stephanie Brookes
4/11/2017 · 49 min read · ~10
Rote Island - The Sweet Melodies of Rote, Indonesia

Rote Island - The Sweet Melodies of Rote, Indonesia

The Sweet Melodies of Rote                 I slowly shuffled forward in the queue of passengers boarding the ferry at Kupang Harbour. I was about to cross the Timor Sea to Rote Island. Ahead of me, a long line of tall-coned...

Stephanie Brookes

Stephanie Brookes

Thanks Lisa. Rote is a vey special place alright.

18/11/2017
Lisa 🐝 Gallagher

Lisa 🐝 Gallagher

Stephanie Brookes, I saw the dance, phew.... no kidding, they sure can move! I love their description of Rote, the kingdom- it makes everything sound magical. I was sad to hear how hard people work for just 75 US cents per day but the woman seemed to love her job on the ocean, so maybe it's all a matter of perspective? Thanks, really enjoyed this and the beautiful photos by DAVID METCALF

5/11/2017
Stephanie Brookes
1/11/2017 · 31 min read · +100
Bali - The Colour and Vibrancy of Galungan

Bali - The Colour and Vibrancy of Galungan

Posted 1 Nov 2017Today is Galungan in Bali - a time for welcoming ancestral spirits home.  It is part of a ten-day celebration symbolizing the victory of good (dharma) over evil (adharma), during which Balinese Hindus honour their creator and their...

Stephanie Brookes

Stephanie Brookes

Thanks Lisa

5/11/2017
Stephanie Brookes

Stephanie Brookes

Thanks so much

5/11/2017
Stephanie Brookes
25/9/2017 · 56 min read · ~100
On the Obama Trail

On the Obama Trail

On the Obama Trail – Bali and Java - published in Garuda Colours,  September, 2017 In June 2017, following an invitation by Indonesia’s President Jokowi Widodo to visit the Presidential Palace just out of Jakarta, President Obama came to...

Stephanie Brookes
21/9/2017 · 70 min read · ~10
Traditional Weaving - Kahayan River, Kalimantan

Traditional Weaving - Kahayan River, Kalimantan

The Plaited CraftAs Mina Herta sat on the wooden floor of her humble weathered eighty-year-old home, she flexed her big toe and masterfully plaited three strands of rattan.  This would soon become a handle for the rice basket she was making....

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