1. The Sonic Collective: Playlist 1

    The Sonic Collective: Playlist 1

    I’ve been devouring music as long as I can remember. Early memories include roller-skating in my basement while listening to Blondie and the Village People, then my first job DJing at Lloyd’s Recreation, a roller rink in Calgary, Canada. It was there I really expanded my musical knowledge, becoming acquainted...

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  2. Cycling Without Age

    Cycling Without Age

    During my first 13-years living and working in SE Asia, I helped develop eight community programs throughout the region. These came about while leading trips with my former travel company and addressing perceived needs as they were encountered. From leading English workshops for students along the Thai-Myanmar border, to building...

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  3. Scott’s Top 10 of 2015

    Scott’s Top 10 of 2015

    2015 has come and gone, much was achieved, and I’m thankful to have had the time and opportunity to enjoy many fun things along the way. Following are 10 things I was introduced to last year, like, and recommend to you. Yes, some of them were actually introduced before 2015,...

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  4. The Power of Storytelling

    The Power of Storytelling

    While a Fellow at the East-West Center in Hawaii, USA, taking part in the Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP), I was introduced to the concept of ‘Talking Story’. This Hawaiian tradition involves sharing history and experiences via storytelling and is a strong element of their culture. At first I viewed...

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  5. Television Advertising Rethought

    Television Advertising Rethought

    Advertising dispersed within television shows is nothing new, but as advertisers, traditional TV networks, and streaming media services struggle to define how new mediums will operate (and profit), interesting things are happening. No longer as standard do we receive two-to-three commercial breaks during a 30 minute broadcast, where the show...

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  6. Thai National Anthem

    Thai National Anthem

    “Prathet Thai ruam lueat nuea chat chuea Thai, Pen pracha rat, phathai khong Thai thuk suan…” It’s 6pm; hundreds of us have paused exercising and come to a stop, as the sound of Thailand’s national anthem fills the air at Benjakiti Park, in the heart of Bangkok’s Asoke district. My...

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  7. Nepali Spirit

    Nepali Spirit

    Curious, welcoming, inquisitive, friendly, outgoing, hardworking, resilient, and friendly again for good measure – these are all words that very well describe Nepali people. I’ve been lucky enough to visit their country nearly 10 times and have been overwhelmed by how incredibly welcoming and seemingly happy they are, each and...

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  8. Exotic Pizza

    Exotic Pizza

    Canadians my age and younger (I was born in 1973) likely never realized our parents didn’t have mainstream pizza joints on city streets until relatively recently. I thought they were always there in major Canadian cities but it turns out they weren’t. This worldliness I thought Canadians had (as far...

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