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BJ R. Siasoco

Entries by BJ R. Siasoco

Ricefield Collective: Merging Design and Social Entrepreneurship in the Fashion Industry

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 9:34 AM

Meredith Ramirez still has the first hat her friend Jean Mundiguing knitted for her over two years ago. Meredith is the director of The Ricefield Collective, an organization dedicated to creating quality products, handcrafted by local Filipino knitters and Jean is the current general manager of the operations...

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Do We Still Need Reunions?

(1) Comments | Posted June 22, 2012 | 6:08 PM

I've been called Peter Pan more times than I can remember. After graduating, I decided to spend a summer in my college town, something I'd never done before but had always heard was amazing. With a college degree in hand, and no job prospects to speak of, I decided to...

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Swim With Sea Turtles At Cayman Turtle Farm

(30) Comments | Posted June 15, 2012 | 8:00 AM

I've had a lifelong passion for animal encounters, so when I heard about Cayman Turtle Farm I shelved my jaded preconceptions and headed out as fast as possible.

The original farm was created to breed Green Sea Turtles for their meat, a traditional Caymanian Dish. It continues that...

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Stingray City In Grand Cayman (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2012 | 8:00 AM

Have you ever hugged a giant portabella mushroom? I hadn't either until I visited Stingray City in Grand Cayman. If you love unique animal encounters, I would suggest taking a trip out to this close encounter with the fish kind in the blue waters of the Caribbean.

Stingray City is...

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Visiting Santiago's Parque Por La Paz

(2) Comments | Posted April 13, 2012 | 8:00 AM

For a trip off the regular tourist path in Chile, consider visiting Parque Por La Paz in Santiago. This park is built on the site of Villa Grimaldi, a former Pinochet era interrogation site and one of the most moving parts of any visit to this capital city.


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Keeping Campus Traditions Alive

(1) Comments | Posted March 20, 2012 | 8:05 PM

This past weekend saw another day of students dressed in green and celebrating in a time-honored tradition. No, I'm not talking about St. Patty's Day, but Dragon Day at Cornell University. One of my favorite memories from my first year of college was the day before spring break, when I...

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Learning How To Travel On A Trip To Bali

(2) Comments | Posted March 14, 2012 | 8:00 AM

"Fuck you!" she heard as she hurried off in anger. I was with my mom in Bali and as I ran to catch up with her, I again wondered what I had gotten myself into.

I had come to Bali with my family a few days earlier. My cousin had...

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