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The Road to Good Health - An Introduction to the benefits of Chiropractic

BY LOGAN QUIRK
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 02, 2017

Dr. Logan Quirk’s very instructive presentation helped us better understand chiropractic, giving us a speedy lesson on the spine, it’s health, how we can better take care of it and what a chiropractor can do. We all felt come concerns as we all suffered (or will suffer) from back pain, especially when he reminded us that we take better care of our own car than our own bodies!

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Lao National Television, and the Lao Media Industry

BY SOUPHAKSONE (LA) SILAPHET
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 02, 2017

With its presentation, La Silaphet gives us the chance to put on the shoes of an anchorman and invites us behind the scene of the Lao National television, giving us an overview of the programs and his rewarding and diversified work with the news. It is with clear examples that he shows us the role of the National television and the positive direct impacts sharing stories can have on peoples and communities.

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Impressions from Germany and Russia

BY GERHARD MUTZ
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 02, 2017

Gerhard Mutz's presentation is a delight for the eyes! It is a succession of amazing pictures taken in Germany and Russia while Gerhard was working for the German Embassy in Moscow. The photographs were presented in Germany and Russia as a photo exhibition entitled “Impressions from Germany and Russia”. It is said that trough his pictures, we can feel the duality of the two world, reflecting the tension of Russia when it declared the Crimea peninsula belonging to their territory.  Perhaps what you will mostly see is the beauty of the pictures, their composition, light, subject, angle… and how Gerhard describes them with such passion!

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Swimming Laos

BY SIMON VASLET
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 02, 2017

Simon Vaslet’s touching presentation tells the story of a swimming program in Laos. He shares chocking numbers about drowning rate in the country and present the results of a very down to earth and efficient project where more than 500 children, in areas where it matters the most, learned to swim. And to keep us even more captivated, he managed to share beautiful pictures that transpire children’s pride as well as the essence and success of this swimming program.

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Vientiane Foodies Group

BY ANA ARSENOVA
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 02, 2017

Ana Arenova’s presentation really all made us very hungry and thinking about our next food adventure! She briefly introduced us to her home country’s delicacies and then shared with us the inspirations and challenges which have led to the creation of the Vientiane Foodies Group. With her, we discover some of the group best food voyage in Vientiane from Pakistani cuisine to North Korean or South Indian cuisine and many many more choices to tempt our taste buds.  Ana and her foodies group can definitely help us find our way in the city’s proliferation of restaurants and cafes without going bananas!

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Autism and Art

BY MISOUDA HEUANGSOUKKHOUN
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 02, 2017

Misouda Heuangsoukkhoun, the artist, the social worker and the passionate woman found a great way to combine what feeds her life for the benefit of children with autism in Laos. She shares with us her passions and her commitment to a young boy with autism, letting us enter their working space. Step by step  we follow the boy’s artistic skills and drawings blooming under her wings. 

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My Personal Story with the German History

BY UWE GARTENSCHLÄGER
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 02, 2017

Through his personal experiences, Uwe Gartenschläger shares with us the difficult history of his home country, Germany.  He courageously welcomes us into the souvenirs of his post-war reality and shares with us stories which have marked his life and the life of so many. He does not leave us with theses tormenting stories but with a positive lesson he learned: Confronting the past and grieving is essential for facing the future.  This is the idea he applied while doing development work in countries also dealing with difficult past such as in Ex-Yugoslavia and Central Asia.

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Trying Not To Try

BY MARKO VAN GAANS
@ VOL 5 ON MAR 02, 2017

It is with a pinch of humor, a drop of personal anecdotes, an eye-opening ride-along situation and well transmitted philosophical concepts that Marko Van Gaans initiate the spectators to an ancient Chinese ideal: Wu-Wei. We all felt concerned when he shared this great idea;  “Trying not to try” and the power of spontaneity so essential to our wellbeing!

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Where are you from?

BY EMILY KOO
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Emily Koo grew up in the southern-most tip of Texas, bordering Mexico, is a local of Providence, Rhode Island, and -- yes, yes -- she is also half Chinese.

In her first PechaKucha, she will tussle with her identity and first impressions in her presentation titled: "Where are you from?"

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Happiness is drawing on the Mekong riversides

BY BRUNO LE MATELOT
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Born in 1911 in Port Said or in 1919 in Nantucket, Bruno le Matelot probably the illegitimate son of an officer in the German Navy and of a Swiss governess of the "Blue Line". He joined the International Brigades in 1936 in Spain, more by taste of the action and romance than by political conviction, but without even finish the naval school. Biographers lose his track during the world war to find back it in the 50s on a US base in Michigan alongside Hazel Ying Lee. He now lives in an ashram in South Asia where he is treated for severe personality disorders, but where he still paints untiringly the infinite beauty of the Mekong's riversides.

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Tea in Laos: Tasting the Landscape

BY ANNA MARIA
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Anna-Maria is an architect-turned-tea-lover who started travelling Laos’ tea growing provinces with her husband and their two motorbikes, in search of open-minded producers and the tastiest leaves the magnificent landscapes have to offer. Under the name of ‘Kinnari Tea of Laos’ she is about to open a small shop-cum-tea house in downtown Vientiane. She talks about her journey in search of tea in Laos.

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Becoming Lao´s Clay Animator

BY SOULIYA PHOUMIVONG
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 15, 2016

Souliya Phoumivong's presentation is about becoming the first Lao artist to make a stop motion animation, "The first animation that I made was a figure of myself with a buffalo – one boy and one buffalo. No studio. I used the city as the studio and placed them around the city". He is the director of Clay House Studio, dedicated to developing clay animation in Laos. 

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