Meal Buddy: Food Delivery for Street Children

A friend of mine is initiating a charity where you can be a Meal Buddy for street children that helps to provide them with nutritional food for their well being.

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Meal Buddy, Kamu Kenyang Aku SenangA friend of mine is initiating a charity where you can be a Meal Buddy for street children that helps to provide them with nutritional food for their well being. You order food from the menu, send money to the Meal Buddy account and they’ll provide the delivery services for the children! It’s just starting, so I’m wishing the best for them and hopefully I can monitor how this goes.

Be a Meal Buddy now!

Video on Alleged Human Rights Abuse in Papua

Have you seen the video regarding the alleged torture by the Indonesian military towards indigenous Papuans? You should. Afterwards come back and read the rest of this post.

Link: TNI Violence towards Papuans

Have you seen the video above regarding the alleged torture by the Indonesian military towards indigenous Papuans? You should. Afterwards come back and read the rest of this post. Continue reading “Video on Alleged Human Rights Abuse in Papua”

Democracy: Friend or Phở*?

Viet Nam’s 1992 Constitution expresses that it is a state “of the people, by the people, and for the people”. However, on January 20th 2010, a court in Ho Chi Minh City sentenced Le Cong Dinh and Nguyen Tien Trung to prison terms of five and seven years for advocating multiparty democracy.[1] The Communist Party of Viet Nam (CPV) claims to represent the democratic aspirations of the Vietnamese and have established itself as the vanguard party enshrined in the Constitution, thus making political opposition illegal. Although political expression are in certain degrees allowed, the retain of the state’s control over the media and society gives little room for organized critical voices towards the government. Reforms for a market-oriented economy undertaken during the Đổi mới (renovation) in 1986 have contributed to Viet Nam’s rapid economic growth, but questions rise to what extent will Viet Nam further liberalize. This essay would argue why Viet Nam might not liberalize its political sphere in anytime soon, but why in the long run Viet Nam should.

Democracy: Friend or Phở*?
A Case for Political Liberalization in Viet Nam

Viet Nam’s 1992 Constitution maintains that it is a state “of the people, by the people, and for the people”. However, on January 20th 2010, a court in Ho Chi Minh City sentenced Le Cong Dinh and Nguyen Tien Trung to prison terms of five and seven years for advocating multiparty democracy.[1] The Communist Party of Viet Nam (CPV) claims to represent the democratic aspirations of the Vietnamese and have established itself as the vanguard party enshrined in the Constitution, thus making political opposition illegal. Although political expression are in certain degrees allowed, the state’s control over the media and society gives little room for organized critical voices towards the government. Reforms for a market-oriented economy undertaken during the Đổi mới (renovation) in 1986 have contributed to Viet Nam’s rapid economic growth, but questions rise to what extent will Viet Nam further liberalize. This essay would argue why Viet Nam might not liberalize its political sphere in anytime soon, but why in the long run Viet Nam should. Continue reading “Democracy: Friend or Phở*?”

Loveconomics

I find it that most students who are studying economics struggle with the basic understanding of its concepts because most lecturers don’t give practical or real-world examples. Recently I just had my mid-term exams on microeconomics, and I would like to share a few thoughts to combine economics and the subject that we all can’t stop talking about: love.

I find it that most students who are studying economics struggle with the basic understanding of its concepts because most lecturers don’t give practical or real-world examples. Recently I just had my mid-term exams on microeconomics, and I would like to share a few thoughts to combine economics and the subject that we all can’t stop talking about: love. So here goes. Continue reading “Loveconomics”