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Spring and Summer Camps

A large group of children, from an international high school in Beijing (the Tsinghua University Affiliated Middle School), is coming in just a few days, for a joint camp together with the local ethnic Zaiwa/Jingpo kids, so we are busy preparing! (Besides meeting some deadlines on other important things.…

the Nature of Reality

The TV crew has left, after spending almost a month with us here in our home and project center, following or interviewing us every day. (So that’s my excuse for not posting anything for a month.) Finally I have some time to READ again! Director Xie Mengqian and her…

Flashback to the 1st documentary about us

Within a few days, a TV film crew is coming to stay at our home and Prop Roots center. They were already here last year, when they mainly filmed some of the local kids’ adventures and stories, but this time they will concentrate on us, my wife and me. This…

NL = Nederlands?!

Grassroots vs. Über-Kapitalisme My first contribution to China2025, the crowdblog for Dutch-linguals professionally affiliated to the China. Posts in Dutch, my native language, are marked with "NL". Planet Zaiwa was eigenlijk bedoeld als een Engelstalige aangelegenheid. Maar waarom niet af en toe ook in het Nederlands? Ik werd gevraagd of…

1st POST - Challenges!

Life is full of challenges. Sometimes we deliberately seek them. My wife Li Yang and I have chosen for a very special and much insecure way of life. We founded our own grassroots nonprofit organization, named Prop Roots. In order to be able to build our project center, we had…