Volunteering at LASSie animal shelter and sanctuary in Langkawi – Everything you need to know

Langkawi LASSie (which stands for Langkawi Animal Shelter and Sanctuary Foundation) is a non-profit animal shelter which was set up to receive, rehabilitate and care for animals that are neglected, abused and in need. It is located at the Bon Ton resort in Langkawi, Malaysia, close to Pentai Cenang beach. LASSie a privately funded, small-scale operation (aided […]

A Day of Mourning

Today’s post will be short one, because at 16.00 local time (it’s currently 15.15), there will be a minute’s silence for MH17. The first plane bringing home the Malaysian Airlines victims is expected to arrive in the Netherlands today at that time (at an airbase in Eindhoven), and it is officially a national day of mourning. In addition to the one […]

MH17 – “Everyone knows someone, or someone who knew someone.”

On Friday morning I turned on my laptop to write a light-hearted post about my weekend trip to Utrecht. Instead I spent hours reading articles and blog posts about MH17 and listening to the radio for updates. I won’t pretend to know too much about this tragedy. I only know what I’ve read. I didn’t know anyone […]