Tag Archive: Kachin people

Words cannot express all

This is Rev. John Maw (Not his real name). He is 78. His wife is Pah Luu (Not her real name). She is 72.  They live in an abandoned cement building together with a few hundred others who recently fled their villages. “We did not want to leave our village,”... Read More

January 12, 2012 1 Comment

We can not joy in Christmas Eve

I am so sad today. It’s been weeks of frantic bustle. Getting ready for Christmas in Norway is not for the weak. In my business I have forgotten the meaning of Christmas. This, I am sure, is not a problem that only I have. How many of us stop and... Read More

December 22, 2011 4 Comments

This world is messed up

My problem is that so much is happening all the time that I can’t find the time to write blogs. In my head I am blogging all the time. The problem is that I am the only one reading those brain blogs. There is a butter crisis in Norway. There... Read More

December 21, 2011 1 Comment

The World’s Burmese Daze

For the first time in my life, my name has been in the Wall Street Journal. If only my grandmother had been alive to see that! It was an article that I wrote that was pretty bad to begin with, then my friend Matt fixed it, then I added some... Read More

November 11, 2011 8 Comments

Making mayonnaise the Kachin way

Ji Ju Ga Ba Sai, I stuttered. Thank you in Kachin is a mouthful. Ring Du was sitting in the modern and clean apartment in the outskirts of London. He had black, wavy hair that almost went down to his shoulders and a smile that went all over his face.... Read More

September 7, 2011 Leave your thoughts