Hey everyone, I just wanted to take a few moments to share with you some reasons why I am endorsing, and voting for @griffingbrown at the @alberta_party AGM and Policy Conference.
It is my absolute pleasure to endorse Griffin as a nominee for the Provincial Board alongside Team Alberta Party. Griffin has graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a B.A. majoring in Political Science, and has been dedicated to the Alberta Party, and youth engagement for more than a year. He is quite possibly one of the most amazing people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, and one I’m excited to continue to know as we all learn and grow.
In Calgary, there is a group of us. 4 friends that met at various events, and ever since have been a close knit group of friends. People I am incredibly lucky to call my best friends. Griffin is one of them. He is the oldest among the 4 of us, but is someone we all look up to. We are all proud to know him, and we are working so hard to see this happen. Griffin has served the Alberta Party well as a superstar volunteer, and as an active member within Calgary, and as well as provincially. Please take a look at his social media to see all of the amazing things he’s going to bring to the Board. I love you Griffin! We all do. Let’s truly make this a party for ALL of us.
Never stunt your growth because others are not growing around you. Never stop dreaming because others aren't pursuing their own dreams. If your circle is not elevating, appreciating, supporting and motivating you it's time to move around. #elevation separation #motivation#thereisgreatnessingrowth
Thinking about my future a lot lately. I am pretty excited about it! However it ends up, I know that every obstacle or challenge I conquered with every opportunity given led up to it. It's the challenges that gave me the skills to get through just about anything. The saying that goes something like people will remember you for how you made them feel pretty much hits it on the nail. Thank you to everyone who has been there for me through the good times but definitely through the bad ones too. You believed in me and I appreciate you. Much love! Noah
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After ten years, I’ve seen a lot of changes in Siem Reap. Coffee shops are now everywhere and there is now a Starbucks at the Heritage Walk which presumably should reflect Khmer culture. Begging children at the temples and pub street seem to be far less, hopefully due to the fact that more are getting help through NGOs. Fish massage tanks sprung out of nowhere and they still manage to lure a few curious tourists. And there are now the PassApp vehicles which are the southeast Asian equivalent to Uber. They will probably drive away the traditional tuktuks just like Uber is crushing the taxi industry in the west.
But there are still a lot of things that have stayed the same. People still refuse to take slightly torn American dollars even though Cambodia runs on American currency. The Red Piano still serves the Tomb Raider cocktail to celebrate Angelina Jolie’s movie and I’m still not sure why Beyoncé’s “Halo” and JLo’s “On The Floor” remain so popular. And sadly there is still an “ocean” of people who need help but somehow manage to do the best they can. Above all, the kindness and happiness of the Khmer people have never wavered and for that reason alone, Cambodia will always be a favorite destination of mine.
I’m headed back home and I would like thank my hard working students who have made the long journey worthwhile. I’ll be back to see you next year. In the meantime, I hope you all believe that even small efforts can bring about big changes, both in your individual lives but also for your whole country. Pay the good forward that I’ve given you and be the best people I know you all can be. Akun! #cambodia#ngo#scholarships#sponsorships#angkor#thingstodoinsiemreap#empoweryouth#education#khmer#futurelooksbright#payitforward#lotus#givegenerously👐 ❤️🇰🇭🎓