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Emily Koo

in Vientiane

Where are you from?

PRESENTED ON SEP 15, 2016
IN VIENTIANE @ VOL 4

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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To Feel at Home

BY ROSHI GIVECHI
@ VOL 104 ON JUN 26, 2013

Roshi Givechi gives us a peek into her life, from childhood to recent events, and tells us how they influenced what she thinks of as 'home'. Her story shows that it's the small rituals and everyday moments that combine to create a sense of home, no matter where you are. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 28, 2013.

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Who before What, Identity before Purpose

BY BEN HODSON
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 05, 2014

Ben Hodson asks us to focus on our identity over other definitions. Be defined by who you are not what you do and your work will flow from that.

 

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Finding Home

BY TAMIM AL-KADASI
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 14, 2014

Tamim Al-Kadasi speaks on his conceptual definition of home. He shows us that where you come from is less important than where you’re going. Tamim discusses feeling homesick in his homeland after living abroad, and the realizations he's come to along the way.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 1, 2014.

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Laos, Coffee and The Little House

BY YOKO MATSUSHIMA
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 31, 2016

"To start a day with a cup of coffee, knowing where it's comes from and recalling the people in each process is very rewarding."

In Laos, Coffee and The Little House from PechaKucha Night Vientiane - Vol. 2Yoko Matsushima, who has lived in Laos for 16 years and is the owner of The Little House café in Ban Simuang, Vientiane, talks about her work as a cafe owner, the relationships she has built with the farmers who produce the coffee beans, her staff who keep the cafe going, and her customers. She hopes for a future where people can continue to drink good Lao coffee.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016. 

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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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Home is Where the Art is

BY ROSITA GILSENAN
@ VOL 2 ON JUN 17, 2017

Rosita Gilsenan's talk outlines the inspirational influences on her artwork, from the mystical landscapes of Ireland to the influence of her mother who died in 2015.

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Where Does a Home Come From?

BY DAN BECK
@ VOL 10 ON AUG 25, 2017

Biologist Dan Beck explores the question “Where does a home come from?” by sharing his community and family adventure in building a straw bale shop and home here in the Kittitas Valley. 

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Seven Years in Laos - A Teachers Learning Journey

BY JULIA MITCHELL
@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2017

The often quoted maxim, “I went out as a teacher and came back a student” so aptly pertains to Julia Mitchell ‘s life in Laos, the country she has made her home. Embracing the culture and language, and forming lasting bonds with friends, transformed her stay from one year to seven. Julia’s vibrant story is infused with humour and pathos as she tells why this country has won her heart.

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The Identity Patchwork

BY CECILIA PELLET MANY
@ VOL 9 ON MAY 09, 2019

Founder of Hackcent, Cécilia Pellet Many is an accent-reduction and corporate language trainer based in Geneva, who has taught 32 nationalities over 3 continents. A social chameleon and passionate linguist who who will play with the « where are you from? » killer question.