I started to write this on KLM plane from Rome to London
Via Amsterdam. The plane is full, and I am in those middle seat
between these two large men! Very tight seating indeed.
But the air condition feels good as Rome was so hot. Hotel had
a problem with airconditioning, and I heard on TV news that
Hungary is so hot this summer that many are losing their lives.
Earthwarming seems to get worse very quickly these days.
Place like Dubai where people are somewhat accustomed to hot weather
know how to deal with it better than most of us. When it happens to
those who are not used to this, people don't know quite what to do.
Getting short tempered, and easy to forget things, just having to
endure something gets much harder.
Visiting Europe provided me necessary information I needed to
how to expand our operation into Europe. Many projects around
Africa are started in various segments. Pangaea will visit Kenya
again at the end of August again. We will visit one of Community
Multimedia Center operated by UNESCO. I have visited UNESCO
Headquarters in Paris and met many people and presented Pangaea
where people expressed the excitement of our project. They are keen
to see how we can work with this center and if it proves to be good,
which I am very confident that it will be, things will start to happen.
Also I have visited Rome and found that there are groups who are
starting similar community centers many in South Africa, but also
already have operations in Palestine, Sierra Leone, Addis.
They are very interested to run Pangaea there also. So the exciting
time will come to us very soon.
I am at hotel room in London now. Visited three museums, two in
Scotland, one in London. I have about 5, 6 presentations a day,
thanks to Greg who is in this edition of newsletter. Doing this
many presentation alone, and some people come to London to see me
traveling quite a long distance, I must be fresh each time of
presentations. after 10 hours of such presentations and discussion
in one day, I can sleep like a baby. I had lunch yesterday with
two facilitator volunteers who one was helping us in Tokyo, and
another was from Kyoto. They both live in London. UK currency is
so high that they live quite simple life, no expensive restaurants.
We had Chinese lunch, it was not expensive, but it has been three
weeks since I had any Asian Food. They also enjoyed it very much.
This month Pangaea Ring is Greg Childs who is our European Advisor.
I got to know Greg from my involvement with MIT Media Lab, and
our friend introduced us as BBC was involved at Toy Symphony Project
which CSK/Sega at that time sponsored, and collaborated with BBC.
It is amazing how these networks live on and bring new connections.
We will be in Kenya in August, then again in Europe at the beginning
to September to mid September. See you all again soon.