Sally Hetherington

Life

A Tribute to my Grandmother

My Grandmother passed away this afternoon. I received the news via a Facebook message from my Dad. I then heard it again through a What’s App message through my cousin. I heard it a third time from my Uncle through an email. I thought about how my Grandma probably didn’t even know what these methods of technology were. She was, after all, 83. I didn’t cry when I received the news. I was at the hospital with one of my kids at the time, and was concentrating on helping him.  ...

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Life

Family

My Grandmother is at deaths door, and I am struggling being away from my family. She has lived almost 84 years, escaped Burma during WWII, married and had children in India, overcome several miscarriages, immigrated with my family to Australia, divorced my Grandfather, lived alone for many  ...

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Life

The Persecution of Falun Gong

After being awoken to the genocide crisis in China last week after watching Forging The Dream, I stumbled across a documentary called Transmission 6-10. This is a comprehensive documentation of the persecution of Falun Gong (a pacifist religious group), by the Chinese Communist Party. The Falun  ...

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Life

Forging The Dream

Last week I met a Rotaractor from England who has just produced a mini series documentary about his brother’s exploration as an athlete to find the person within. He kept encouraging me to watch the videos, however I had been putting it off due to my slow and expensive internet  ...

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Cambodia

Things I Have Learnt In Cambodia

Even if you live here, you will never be treated like a local. It will always be ‘Barang price for you’.   Always have your laptop charging. When the electricity cuts out, you will want a fully charged laptop as you never know when that b!tch is coming back on.   Geckos  ...

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Life

My New Life

On Wednesday of this week, I touched down in Siem Reap, Cambodia, A.K.A the Land of the Rising Flood Waters. When I stepped onto the tarmac (no, they don’t have those lovely enclosed bridges which take you from the plane to the airport), my first impression was that Siem Reap had developed  ...

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Rotaract

Reflections of a not-so-hungry soul

It is 5am on Saturday, 21st May, and I am sitting in bed working on a presentation for Rotaract Eastern Region Club Officer Training next weekend. How easily I have slipped into my old routine of no sleep, after having my first post LBL meal last night. In case you were wondering, it was a  ...

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Charity

The end is in sight…

Today is the final day of LBL. This morning I had about 5 mouthfuls of my rice with frozen veggies before I just couldn’t stomach anymore. Not only has my stomach shrunk, I burnt the rice I had cooked, so it taste like burnt popcorn. Not the most appetising of meals, but it kept me going for a  ...

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