Culture and Arts Notebook

Incense

POEM       Sometimes At night While lying in bed Drenched with the sweat of memories The scents and flavors Of memories waft away–   Sweet With remembrances of love given and received Bitter With longings and hopes, unfulfilled…

Love for Living Animals: Pink Dolphin Brains are 40% Larger Than Human Brains

ENDANGERED SPECIES ESSAY We must safeguard the web of life and care about the other living species that we share this planet with. Pygmy tarsiers eat and host bugs that we’ve seen at home — insects, spiders, lizards, bedbugs, lice,…

Solidarity Art of Coexistence: Hongseong City, South Korea

THE ARTS       Last February 12, 2022, there was an artists’ gathering at Cafetabac, a multi-cultural space in Hongseong city. It is one of the oldest cities, 111km away from Seoul, the capital city of South Korea. The…

The Ocean

By Henri Farrell-Martin from Marymount Academy International (HS) The Ocean Always in motion Sometimes problems pile on like constant waves But I try to stay brave Feeling lost Like I’m in the middle of a body of water Barely keeping…

Aletheia

PROSE POEM     Little one. I named you, Aletheia. You know why? Because that’s the name the early Greeks first gave to signify the search truth, sincerity and wisdom. Philosophy’s authentic name, Aletheia. Sophia is a lovely name as…

A Canticle at Dawn

POEM     by Agnes Prieto   From what distant time or place What spaces In my heart And in my soul A door awaited.   Silver time locks the door Hides the answer, Memory blocked Obscure Diffused.   Yet…

Diwata*

A TALE     Once upon a time in a not so distant past, there was a girl named Nora. She was your typical little girl who loved to play in the garden, climb trees and read books…

Pivots

POEM     by Agnes Prieto   We are in a time of transforming Of new songs we have not yet known… Life, asking to the new–   Be not afraid, thrilled, intertwined with the strange, But pivots that lead…

Love for Living Animals: The Last Three Addaxes in the Wild Have a Strong Potential to Survive Climate Change. But First, They Must Overcome Extinction.

ESSAY We must safeguard the web of life and care about the other living species that we share this planet with. Pygmy tarsiers eat and host bugs that we’ve seen at home — insects, spiders, lizards, bedbugs, lice, fleas, roundworms,…

In gratitude to Thich Nhat Hanh: The Asean model of non-violence, the empowered global peace activist

ON SPIRITUALITY AND NON-VIOLENCE     by Genevieve Balance-Kupang In memoriam and in gratitude to the Buddhist Zen Thay (Teacher) Thich Nhat Hanh who went beyond this physical plane on January 22, 2022, in the Tu Hieu Temple in Hue,…

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