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The Ghost of Rukmani Devi Mawatha Road

October 31, 2016

I have been in Sri Lanka for about a month now, and I love it here. Each day, I’ve collected fascinating stories, read a mass of books, and eaten delicious food. I absolutely adore everyone I am living with so … Read more

Loneliness Leave Me Alone

October 20, 2016

The following is a blog written by Thilini Weerakkody I am introverted so, when discussing situational preferences, I usually state that I love isolation—and for the majority of my life that has proven true. I have always thought loneliness to … Read more

How to be Happy

October 15, 2016

The following is a blog written by Thilini Weerakkody It’s 10:08 am and I am squished inside the back of a three-wheeler with two of my co-workers. We’re driving to our next home visit location to collect samples of the … Read more

Or Rectal Swabs and Other Wonderful Things

October 1, 2016

The following is a blog written by Thilini Weerakkody. Some people may regard spending their days collecting rectal samples and working in a lab disgusting and tedious, but I think it’s fabulous. Every morning, I get on the crowded Karapitya-Galle … Read more

The Unplanned Progress at the Planning Sessions

July 26, 2016

One of my favorite parts of the GGYF Summer Intensive were the planning sessions. Yes, Chapelthrill, an extensive scavenger hunt through Chapel Hill, was exhilarating. Yes, navigating through the IDI, an assessment of one’s intercultural development, was fascinating. For sure, the late … Read more