Slavia Field School in Drawsko, Poland! Gahh!

Hey everyone! Yes, it’s me. It’s been a very long time since I last posted – school got very busy and I kept putting this blog on hiatus. Since I love adventures, I thought I’d start this post with my recent adventure in Drawsko, Poland where I got credit at U of T! Over this…

Lunar Fair at Fo Guang Shan Temple in Mississauaga

Happy Lunar New Year! Gong Xi Fa Cai! Gung Hei Faat Choy! I was volunteering at Fo Guang Shan’s Lunar Fair on Saturday and it was a great success. I was also there last night for the First Incense Offering and there were TONS of people everywhere! I feel so honored to have had the…

Spring Festival – What are you doing this Chinese New Year?

It’s almost Chinese New Year everyone!!! The time to eat lots of candy, sweets, and other yummy delights only available during the Chinese New Year also known as the Spring Festival. And don’t forget, the red money packet that we all beg for, haha! Yep, for those who don’t know – it’s a Chinese tradition…

DWC Volunteer Trip in Cambodia – July 07-21, 2012

Hello everyone! The weather is getting cold, snow is falling, and Christmas is almost here – can you believe it?? Not to mention the seasonal flu going around – luckily I’ve only got a runny nose and a little cough. Hope everyone is staying warm out there! All this winter talk is making me think…

The Real Temple of Doom – Part 1

The ruins of the ancient civilization of ChavĂ­n have stood for over 2500 years. How did this empire endure without the use of weapons and warfare? Was it a Utopian society? Or was it a warped experiment in mind control? Through secret tunnels deep within the ruins in the Amazon jungles to hallucinogenic rituals of…

16th-century mummy captivates a nation

In April of 1998, a construction was about to begin on a large apartment complex in Andong City, South Korea. An earlier survey had established that the hillside contained 16 tombs. Archaeologists determined that the tombs belonged to the ancestors of the Goseong Yi, a clan indigenous to the region that rose to power at…

Rare artifacts help Louis come alive in Canada

Metis Henry Hall is the proud owner of Louis Riel artifacts he’s been collecting for 18 years. Hall doesn’t consider himself to be the owner but instead he would rather be considered a ‘keeper’. This collection undoubtedly the largest personal collection of Riel memorabilia in B.C., and possibly Canada, is on display which started yesterday…