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Learning on Diversity from Rainbow Country Mauritius

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Oh, you lived in a resort country!

That was the typical misunderstanding I kept hearing when I said I lived in Mauritania since 2018, as many people thought it was MAURItius, a country also known as “rainbow country” for its diversity.

And after years of this MAURI*** dichotomy in mind, I finally visited Mauritius, which was truly amazing. “God created Mauritius first, and then created heaven in imitation of Mauritius” as Mark Twain, author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, put it, Mauritius is full of charm. It was not only nice resort, but it also lived with diversity which I believe is a key to the better world to embrace the difference (without that, we might keep having wars and conflicts).

In this post, I would like to share some of the tastes of Mauritius through online info and what I experienced (not available online and several highlight collage photos!), hoping this can contribute to promoting Mauritius and diversity.

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New publication of Picture Book Series “Greeting of the World” and its Insight

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The three-volume picture book series “Greetings from the World” was published in April 2023!

This time, I was involved in the creation of this picture book series as a supervisor, so I would like to introduce just a few of my thoughts on this and early childhood education.

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Feel the connection and diversity of the world through cassava

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Do you like Cassava?

Ca………What?

If that’s the kind of your reaction, this article is for you.

Although I always say in my profile and lectures that I lived on 5 continents, I didn’t know much about cassava until I came to Mozambique. The movement I had over the past year (Denmark to Brazil, Mozambique, Japan, Indonesia then back Mozambique) I could feel the world through cassava.

In this article, I will introduce why cassava is actually important for everyday life and the world (WHY), how I felt the world through cassava (HOW), and what cassava is in the first place (WHAT). I hope this could be some learning to you.

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Learning by Teaching an Intensive Graduate School Course on SDGs

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Thank you Professor, I learned a lot!

This was the rewarding comment from my students of the SDGs course I teach at Tsukuba University Graduate school as a visiting lecturer.

SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) include so many things that it is quite easy to get lost on what to do, and there are so many ways to contribute. In this post, I will briefly share why I teach unconventional course content for SDGs, course description and some learning out of it. Since SDGs is everyone’s business (in theory but not in practice) but still complex for many, I hope this might serve to unpack these global goals.

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Learning from Cashew Nut in Mozambique

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How much do you know about cashew nuts?

You might be shrugging your shoulder or tilting head, thinking why I am asking this.

To me, it was nothing but a part of nuts family (almond, walnut, peanut, etc.), and just learning a bit of this nut was quite interesting (at least to me). In this post, I will share some facts about cashew, which expanded my world. Probably there are not many people passionate about cashew nuts, but it can be a good example to show that any trivial thing can become a part of learning, which lets you see things differently.

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Story and tips for passing Portuguese Exam CAPLE C1 level

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Each learning has its own story.

Although people find it hard to understand why I learned Spanish in USA and started French in Chile, each language story makes sense to me. Here is my story on learning Portuguese, as well as some learning from the process of passing Portuguese Exam CAPLE C1 level.

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New Year 2023 for new start and Hidden words of 2022

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Happy New Year 2023 from Mozambique!

Please receive my warmest greeting and attached new year card I drew, hoping that your 2023 will be the year of “Opening/Start” as shown in Japanese calligraphy “開 (Kai)”.

The year of the Rabbit (4th of 12 Zodiac cycle animals) is said to be a symbol of Opening/new start to build on the past efforts. I hope 2023 will bring you and your loved ones both physical / mental wellbeing and 開 opening/new start.

PS. You might see some hidden words in the drawing. Below are hidden words from the last year (mostly Japanese).

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