Category Archives: Asia

November 26

See No Evil Hear No Evil Speak No Evil

My daughter Armany and I share an obsession for ‘Lord of the Rings’. We have been known to watch the complete trilogy in one sitting, cuddled up on a sofa with a blanket, shouting out the dialogue before the characters’ lips move!   At Heathrow Airport, 02 July 2018 before I left for my assignment with […]

November 20

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Myself.

When I met my husband, he said I was a rabid recycler. What I don’t think he realized was that 5 years in Congo early in my career made me not only a rabid recycler as a well as a MacGyver wannabe. Who wouldn’t want to escape from situations/solve problems with nothing but a paper […]

November 16

Profiles: PATH

Hang is a Project Assistant with the Healthy Markets team in PATH Vietnam, working on improving access to health-related goods and services. The Healthy Markets program aims to grow a viable commercial market for HIV-related goods and services to meet the need of vulnerable populations in Vietnam. Hang began working with PATH seven years ago, […]

November 14

Profiles: PATH

Dr. Huong is one of PATH’s longest-standing employees. Since joining PATH in 1997 as a Project Officer, he has worked across a broad array of projects in vaccine introduction, maternal and child health, malaria control, and many more. Many of the projects which Dr. Huong introduced and contributed to over his career at PATH are […]

November 13

Leonard Cheshire Disability- The Launch

Yet another exciting moment marked for Leonard Cheshire Disability and for myself, so excited to be a part of the New Leonard Cheshire Brand launch in the East Afrika Region. Ushers on duty on that day: – The event took place in Stanley Hotel, and the guest list was extensive. Representatives from prominent establishments were invited to speak at the event, […]

October 31

Profiles: PATH

For the past seven weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of working from PATH’s office in Hanoi with the Global Health Security team in developing the organization’s response to AMR. My time in Vietnam is especially fortuitous as PATH is gearing up to Antibiotics awareness month with a range of activities in support of infection prevention […]

September 20

Family Ties

A lot has happened since my last post… July ended, August whizzed by and now September is in its waning crescent. Wow! My greatest comfort being 4,765 km away from home has been finding acceptance and forging strong ties within my host family with which I now have, the instruments to execute smooth gear changes […]

July 26

Meeting Collegues in GSK Nairobi

Isn’t it a lovely and amazing day having met our collegues here in Nairobi . It all happened, thanks to Elizabeth Msafiri ( Security lead Kenya & East Afrika) and Bernard Matheka. Before we head to the office, Elizabeth & Bernard inspected our apartments to ensure that we are living in a safe & secured environment so we […]

July 10

WE GOT YOU! ( Our NGO: Leonard Cheshire Disability )

I had to blog this, we dont get these coincidences very often, especially not a conincidence of the same mission! Mission to #BeChanged #BeTheChange #MakeTheChange Finally the two ( YES, 2 ) Adrienn _ have re-united in Nairobi, and not only our first names are 99% similar but we are both matched to the same NGO, in Nairobi, only in different branches. How ironic […]

June 30

Leonard Cheshire Disability, Nairobi (my first few days)

Jambo! ( Hello in Swahili ) Figured i better blog now as so many excitement has happened in a matter of just a few days, and i wouldn’t want to miss blogging some of these special moments. I first stepped into LCD office 3 days ago, and immediately knew i would fit in faster than i thought. To […]

June 24

A message to my younger self…and to you

‘’You can realise your dreams but it will take longer than you might expect, the path may not be easy to navigate with many twists and turns, challenges that you overcome prepare you for the future’’ I remember being in my school library aged 12 proudly wearing a digital watch, talking to a classmate about how […]

June 20

More communication, less communication tools

Today is the day, here we go, into the wild blue yonder! 2 Flights, looooong flights, and sometime tomorrow (yesterday?) I’ll arrive in Laos in the dead of night, grab a taxi and head to a hotel where I’ll stay until I get my housing sorted out. It’s exciting, scary (in a good way), and […]

June 08

Don’t Die Wondering

Don’t Die Wondering! That was my late Father’s life motto. Don’t die wondering “what if I had…” and it was instilled in me from childhood. The other motto was from my father’s best friend saying“Can do/Go do Good”, and together these words shaped my world. My earliest adventures in volunteering where at the heels of […]

June 08

This is your mission should you wish to accept it?

[March 2009 in C7 GSK House. Brentford] A covert undercover mission was assigned to me. I was to escort Sir Andrew Witty, GSK’s former CEO and Claire Thomas, Senior Vice President of HR, to a room where a formal business meeting was being held. I remember laughing with Andrew and Claire who were both delighted to […]

June 05

From “Truly Asia” To “The Warm Heart of Africa”

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Saint Augustine In the next couple of days, I will be travelling to Africa! Sounds good or not? Well it depends on your own perception. You might be asking me – Where in Africa? When is the exact date […]