The gorilla is about nine years old and is called Caco by the trackers who took the young Dutchman to see the ape in Odzala National Park in the Republic of Congo. Western lowland gorillas are critically endangered. Their numbers are being denuded by illegal hunting for bushmeat, disease (notably the Ebola virus), and habitat … Continue reading (International-18) Wildlife photography..top pictures of the year
SPECIAL NOTE: Who is Patrick Awuah? Left Ghana in the 1980s with 50 USD in his pocket to study with a scholarship in America...worked at Microsoft and returned home to found a university for very special students: students with ethics and entrepreneurship,,,started with 30 students, and now educating over 800 students from 18 countries in … Continue reading (International-17) Ghana: a young man got scholarship to study in USA, worked at Microsoft, returned to Ghana to found a university..just awarded a prize!
SPECIAL NOTE: Maurice Williamson was just an MP in New Zealand when he delivered that famous speech on same-sex marriage...He is now NZ's Consul-General to the US...after all these years (speech delivered in April 2013 at the parliament in New Zealand) he is now becoming very famous in Japan...because they love his speech, funny and … Continue reading (International-16) New Zealand: a former MP, now Consul-General to USA..gave a funny but serious speech in 2013..Find out what the speech was about!
SPECIAL NOTE: Everything is possible...anywhere in the world. Many Olympic hopefuls are trained in other countries, where they can get the best assistance, training and coaching. This is nothing new in the world of sports...many great marathon runners go to Africa for the training because Africans seem to win in any sport connected or related … Continue reading (International-15) Cambodia: ice skaters in this tropical country preparing for the Olympics?
1225"/> Five days after the birth of a baby girl, the then 24-year-old Xu got up at dawn and took the baby to a covered vegetable market in Suzhou. There, he left the girl with a note written in brush and ink: “Our daughter, Jingzhi, was born at 10am on the 24th day of … Continue reading (International-14) China-USA..a Chinese girl given up by parents because of one-child policy…now meets her real parents after 20 years growing up in America!
- 48 - CHAPTER TWELVE Something important took place when I was seven: the family made, with the formal approval of the Malayan government, a visible documentation of my existence. Mother, sister and I had a photograph taken for our citizenship papers. Also, a separate picture of myself, black and white, head slightly tilted, a … Continue reading GROWING UP CHINESE – Chapter Twelve
- 43 - CHAPTER ELEVEN Sex? What mother didn’t realize or suspect was I had more sex then I could handle at a young age. The world, the whole naked world beyond the doorstep became an open book, with page after page of unabridged and unexpurgated lessons and uninhibited displays by humans and nature, programmed … Continue reading GROWING UP CHINESE – Chapter Eleven