Category Archives: Asia

September 19

First Blogging through My Pulse Journey.

My journey to Bangalore, India Now it is time for blogging through my PULSE Volunteer Partnership 2017 assignment.  I am based in Saudi Arabia as an Executive Medical Representative.My PULSE assignment is for six months in Bangalore working for Leonard Cheshire Disabilities (LCD). It has always been my passion to help people through supporting community. […]

September 12

Going West – Far West: Part 1 – Top Gear Challenge

So as promised and slightly overdue, here is the first instalment on my trip to the Far West. For those of you who studied the map from my last post you will know that the country is split into 5 regions: Eastern, Central (where Kathmandu is), Western, Mid-Western and Far Western. A few weeks ago, […]

September 11

Remember Workshops for the first time

JEN★My first Workshop in June   I participated in ae workshop with student of AUW※1 ,then we discussed gender gap in the world and good organization. Also, I joined an another workshop as a PR staff about thinking media strategy. It is my first experience because in GSK I am responsible for clinical trials operations, […]

September 07

Ako Lang

I’ve always been comfortable with being alone.  For example, I like to sleep.  Me, my bed and my dreams = Good times!  Being alone can mean physically or mentally and I’m comfortable with both. I’m comfortable with Danielle. Who I am and my life.  I love my life. I’m very blessed. My motto has been […]

September 07

Go Tiges!

I have been a Richmond (Tigers) fan ever since I was a little kid. I was brain-washed by my older cousins after the 1974 premiership.  My father was not happy with that since he was a North Melbourne supporter, but there really was no choice.  How do you not barrack for the team who had […]

September 05

HIV. Cakes. Bats.

  CLEARLY I struggle to post regularly… so I hope you are sitting comfy (popcorn anyone?) because this is going to be a long post to make up for my absence. No worries, I will try mixing facts with fun! HIV    I have kept you in the dark and I know some of you are still wondering what […]

September 04

Hook Turns

Nearly all interstate and international visitors driving in Melbourne central business district (CBD) are completely bewildered by and utterly fearful of performing a hook turn, which is a right hand turn taken from the left hand lane.  Just to clarify, Australians drive on the left hand side of the road, so a right hand turn […]

September 03

I Didn’t Punch a Bus Today

When you’re in unfamiliar surroundings and alone, without your support network, the stresses that would normally just roll off your back like water off a duck’s backside can well up and lead to a high jacking of one’s amygdala. That’s the part of the brain that controls the “fight or flight” response. I saw it […]

August 29

My Pulse journey begins…

It seems along time ago since I attended my Pulse orientation training in June where all Pulse volunteers attended, there were previous pulse volunteers who presented their journey, volunteering in various countries. There was alot of training involved using  different tools to ensure we suceed in delivering and complete our 6 month assignment successfully. A […]

August 28

“Sabaidee” from Vientiane, Laos!

First things first – it’s both ‘Laos’ and ‘Lao’ and hold the ‘s’.  So, is it ‘Laos’ or ‘Lao’? (I’ve seen ‘Laos’ and ‘Lao’ interchanged in written communications all the time). And if it is ‘Laos’ – is the ‘s’ pronounced? There are few discussions about this online but now being here, this is what […]

August 27

A Day in the life of Community Mobilizer

I was super excited the night before my first PULSE assignment field trip to Malabon City, Philippines that I couldn’t wait another second for the sunrise in the morning.  Once again, I felt that I was a little kid.  The purpose of the field trip is to monitor and evaluate the WASH (Water, Sanitation and […]

August 21

Keep my mind as open as when I began.

    ↑At the Face to Face PULSE global training at the end of May in Japan. I do remember the feelings that I felt when I’ve got a PULSE offer and joined this training. I hope to keep my mind as open as when I began. I will introduce othe PULSE assignees from Asia […]

August 19

Terrains of Nepal:

Before I write about my trip to the far west (my next blog), I thought it would be remiss of me not to mention the devastating floods that the country has seen over the past week. You may not even be aware of this as from what I can see the International coverage has been […]

August 15

BBL/Brown Bag Lunch

In July, we hold the BBL in lunch time to introduce myself and GSK, share my experience and explain overview of ADP. I learned BBL meeting for the first time. A brown bag meeting is a casual meeting that occurs during a lunch period. This type of meeting is referred to as a brown bag […]

August 13

Coping with COPE

Google-able Fact #2 – Lao PDR is the world’s most heavily bombed country per capita. More than 580,000 bombing missions were conducted over Lao by the US Air Force during the Vietnamese War (1955 – 1975) aimed at destroying the North Vietnamese Supply Ports. Most of you may have already heard of or read the above. But […]