I’d like to introduce the above video by first mentioning another video; I’m sure many of you have had the opportunity to watch this. I, along with millions of other people, laughed out loud as the video pokes fun of first world citizens and their daily melodrama. And yet, part way through the laugh, I [...]
People living in underdeveloped countries die everyday from drinking contaminated water. To be more precise, every 15 seconds a child dies from a water-related disease. To many of us it is unimaginable not to be able to open the tap and not be able to drink clean water or even to have tap water! A [...]
Toilet. The only time that I really stop to think about a toilet is when I’m looking for the sign in some labyrinth-like shopping mall and I’ve had too much water. Somehow it’s always in the last corner checked. But, for others around the world the concept of toilet doesn’t exist. It’s mind blowing that [...]
Who would have thought I would have to come all the way to Namibia to learn how to drive stick shift? Since I first obtained my driver’s license, I had only driven a manual transmission car in one occasion – over five years ago. In order to document the work of a local organization, I had to drive to their headquarters. Turns out in Namibia, rental automatic cars are double the price of manual transmission; hence, I decided to take up the challenge. In this perpetual pursuit of achievements, such ephemeral obstacle would not impede the concretization of another goal.