[Flight] My story – Foreword & Title

Foreword

My favorite book, “Global Cosmopolitans: The Creative Edge of Difference” by Linda Brimm, recommends writing and reflecting upon your life story as a way to articulate and make sense of it.

As a strong believer in sharing and expressing my thoughts, I have decided not only to write down my story but also to post it on my personal blog.

So here you have it. This is my story so far, or at least the part of it that makes sense the most for me. For me it is an opportunity for reflection. For you, dear reader, this story conveys what it is like to go to France to study and work. Beyond the differences, I hope you find in my words a little something to relate to.

Because we are, regardless of our choices, not so different after all.

May 2015

Thang

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[Book review] Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming

Author: McKenzie Funk

Year: 2014

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18079772-windfall

My rating: Five out of five stars.

Synopsis: This book is about how various people, companies and countries around the world are already feeling the impact of climate change. In this book, this impact is focused on business, or, in less lofty terms, about making money in a time of crisis. In this book you will find out how climate change is creating a whole new country, why “economic migrant” might be too restrictive a term and, finally, why the United Arab Emirates is sending sheep to Vietnam.

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Ghostwriting

Today I just learnt that one of the book I had read that ranked pretty high on my list had been…well, ghostwritten.

And today I also saw someone posting bland platitudes on LinkedIn indentify himself as a ghostwriter and seemed pretty proud of that.

I have been aware of the ghostwriting profession for a long time, but it was not until today that I decided to have something to say about this.

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