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A love story in Malaysia

December 11th, 2013 | Posted by Beat Schenkel in Random thoughts - (Comments Off)
When looking closely, you see the stars in her eyes.

I well remember the day I saw her the very first time. September 28th, 2013. I just came back to KL (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) after having a great time on an island up north. There she was – a roughly 8 week old kitten sitting in the corner with her legs unusually stretched to the… Read the full article ››

Message in a bottle – without message

December 3rd, 2013 | Posted by Beat Schenkel in Awareness - (Comments Off)
A present from the ocean

Yesterday night we had high tide and on-shore winds on Pulau Kapas in North-East Malaysia. Big waves crashed in – the most powerful ones ever since I arrived here. I repeatedly made use of the term “wow”. This morning I checked on the damage/loss done by the storm. What a mess. 50kg sandbags Putty SSH android download… Read the full article ››

Just some updates

November 30th, 2013 | Posted by Beat Schenkel in Random thoughts - (Comments Off)
Island-Style Santa with a bag full of coconuts

It’s been a while, I know. And that’s totally fine. Everything takes its time. But hey, eventually I happened to have time, internet access and, most importantly, motivation at the same time so I thought I’d upload some new photos to give you some impressions of the past 8 months since I’m obviously too lazy to… Read the full article ››

Happy 2nd Birthday, my dearest godchild!

November 23rd, 2013 | Posted by Beat Schenkel in Random thoughts - (Comments Off)
birthday-sand-cake

Voluntarily stranded on the island Pulau Kapas more than 10’000 km away from home I had to come up with a birthday present for my little nephew Joan-Andri. A good opportunity to pick a sunny day, grab shovel and buckets and create a huge sand cake-pudding-looking-thingy! Happy birthday young fella! Looking forward to see you… Read the full article ››

Video Post #2: Family Gathering in Indonesia

March 25th, 2013 | Posted by Beat Schenkel in Video Posts - (Comments Off)
Video Post #2: Family Gathering in Indonesia

Again I was facing the fact that a celebration is taking place back home when I’m still abroad. This time it was my brother Thomas’ 30th birthday. Planning my life is pretty much impossible for me, but planning a project like creating a geographically independent birthday present is within my skill range. I already proved… Read the full article ››

Family Gathering in Indonesia

February 11th, 2013 | Posted by Beat Schenkel in Random thoughts - (Comments Off)
Joan's enjoying the speed boat

When I left Switzerland in June 2011 my brother Thomas’s girlfriend Petra was pregnant in month 3 and by the time I made a surprise visit back home a gorgeous new human being has already been born: My nephew and godchild Joan-Andri. Before him I never really came close to a baby, let alone held… Read the full article ››

Online Fundraiser #1: A great success!

December 13th, 2012 | Posted by Beat Schenkel in Volunteering - (Comments Off)
We supported the CDO Family with plenty of wood!

Never had I thought it’s possible to collect US$1345 so quickly. You guys are awesome! A huge thanks to all the 10 generous individual supporter from 2 different countries and a special thanks to Raffael Gasparini for collecting money at his fair trade shop AURAS Fair & Style in my hometown Richterswil. Each purchase in his… Read the full article ››

Happy 1st Birthday, Joan-Andri!

November 23rd, 2012 | Posted by Beat Schenkel in Random thoughts - (Comments Off)
Happy Birthday Joan-Andri! Big thanks to the CDO Family in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Video Post #1: Daily Life in Battambang

November 18th, 2012 | Posted by Beat Schenkel in Video Posts - (Comments Off)
Street Stall

First of all: Battambang is Cambodia’s second city (with more than 250’000 citizens) and that’s the place where I spent the past 3 months volunteering as an English- and drum teacher. Viva la inspiration – one more time Inspired by fellow traveler Emre Boysan (Broad Road Abroad) I started my very first video project Daily… Read the full article ››

16 months have passed…

October 11th, 2012 | Posted by Beat Schenkel in Random thoughts - (Comments Off)
With Joan-Andri, February 2012

…since I started my journey on the 11th of June 2011. By answering a few questions I want to keep you up-to-date on what’s going on here in South East Asia. Where am I? Stock in Battambang, Cambodia. Something that happened to quite a few people. Some of them are here for more than 2… Read the full article ››