Birthday goodies from the most fun place on earth: classic Polish films.

Birthday goodies from the most fun place on earth: classic Polish films.

Theme parks can snap a clear picture of you on a rollercoaster at 70mph, but bank cameras can’t get a clear shot of a robber standing still.
Jesse Highley - in one of the millions of his mostly funny, eye-opening, skull-scratching and nerve-striking reality checks and humour. Bloody brilliant point, all the time.

The SEP-OCT issue of the magazine tackles the opportunities for post-rehabilitation and community development for women in Asia, the potentials of a digital technology-driven development strategy, and an exclusive interview with the founder of Grameen Foundation.

The Good Birthday

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. —Margaret Mead

[traditional feminist] campaigns portray the feminist cause as “man-hating. By involving both genders in the ‘HeForShe’ campaign, Emma Watson hopes to abolish the “us vs. them” mentality.

Emma Watson delivers game-changing feminism speech at the UN


Feature and the full video clip of Watson’s speech here: http://www.vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/2014/09/emma-watson-un-speech-feminism?mbid=social_twitter

Murder. Lots and lots of it.
Liam Neeson, the badass.
But that kid TJ is the winner.

Murder. Lots and lots of it.
Liam Neeson, the badass.
But that kid TJ is the winner.

Ramen Ikkoryu

Ramen Ikkoryu

Aerial shot of the divide between progress and poverty, the wealthy and the impoverished, the powerful and the helpless, the advanced and the backward.
(Manila, Philippines)

Aerial shot of the divide between progress and poverty, the wealthy and the impoverished, the powerful and the helpless, the advanced and the backward.
(Manila, Philippines)

One need not go as far as mutilate children, rape women or wage war to see how barbaric man is.

Just count the boogers wiped on to the walls of the office toilet.

The Good Mike

Rising from the rubble, and NGOs laying the bricks again

Non-government organisations—most notably with the example of the International Committee of the Red Cross for a century and a half now—have played a vital response system to victims of conflict situations and disaster-stricken areas. The region’s post-conflict economies—Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Myanmar easily come to mind—are ripe for an aggressive wave of social development.

Melbourne skyline, on an early-spring evening.

Melbourne skyline, on an early-spring evening.

Silliman University (Dumaguete, Philippines), where I learned many of what I am now.

Silliman University (Dumaguete, Philippines), where I learned many of what I am now.

To my Muslim friends, brothers and sisters - here’s wishing you all the festivities, the cheers, the feasts you partake and the peace we share. Eid Mubarak, one and all!(Image a re-post)

To my Muslim friends, brothers and sisters - here’s wishing you all the festivities, the cheers, the feasts you partake and the peace we share. Eid Mubarak, one and all!

(Image a re-post)

It’s been a good four years, trusty old (and new) jerseys. Now, let’s get you another star, shall we?

It’s been a good four years, trusty old (and new) jerseys. Now, let’s get you another star, shall we?

The poverty, which has forced so many to steal; the hypocrisy inherent in Filipino relationships; our pakikisama, wherein we don’t ostracise the corrupt but instead greet them with handshakes and smiles. Our cowardice. All these basically obstruct the creation of a just society.
F. Sionil Jose, in “Why we are so corrupt” in The Philippine Star. Full piece is at http://www.philstar.com/sunday-life/2014/06/08/1332164/why-we-are-so-corrupt