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Ethiopia Adventist College-Meeting Friends

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Beautiful EAC campus still stands despite major aging related deteriorations. Stepping into the campus brings back sweet memories of wonderful, long time campus life with students and hardworking staff members. I took few of my moments during short trip to Ethiopia and visited memorable spots at ca

The Legend of 23 Children & Still Strong

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She is named Chirisa, my grandmother! Born over 100 years ago, she is often referred to as “The Queen of the Village”-like the queen of bees, for being the only mother who gave birth to 23 children, and still lives to tell old time stories. With little signs of daunting disorientation th
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Walking Around Oda Village

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Walking around Oda Village with kids and listening to their stories and sense of humors is quite inspiring. They occasionally dispose their peer’s secret affairs to make us laugh. Although affairs related humors are often considered a taboo, they don’t hesitate to make a laugh out of it
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Time with Brother Berisso

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Catching Berisso, a brother of my childhood best friend, and chatting with him was enlightening. We talked about family in the remote rural, his education, career and his personal health. As many other kids do, he is optimistic about making some changes in his and his village’s life. Marketing

Random Walk: Time with Village Young People

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It was another beautiful day in Oda village with young village people getting together and teasing, joking and playing around the topic that concerns villagers lifestyles. Uncle Megersa was our team leader with young people bouncing back and forth with important questions. 
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Walking Along Side Baboons

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Baboons roam southeast green forests that extend from Bale and Duro Mountains in the southeast to Kuke in the northeast relative to Gambo Lepis Rural Hospital. The mountains also host vast number of flying and ground creatures some of which are exotic with beauties beyond one’s imagination. Th
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Various Types of Spicy Ethiopian Food

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Numerous types of dishes are prepared by so many tribes in different parts of Ethiopia according to tribal custom, rituals, and/or other traditions. However, the most common dish, also known partly internationally, comprises soft flatbread locally called  ‘Injera’ presented with dipping sau
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Ethiopia's Natural Treasures and Their Impending Dangers

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Ethiopia is a home to many exotic animals some of which are known to exist nowhere else. Few of these include the legendary graminivorous  Semien Mountain baboon known as Chelada Monkeys. They are also called the Bleeding-Heart Baboons which seems to have acquired its name from their red heart-
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Walkway from Gambo Lepis to Siko Mugno

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We took few pictures on our way home from Lepis Bus Station. The land is covered with green lashes following summer rainy season. From Lepis to Kuke, the mountain edge is planted with eucalyptus and cedar trees decoratively lined to set boundaries between local residents and the natural forest. &nbs
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Visiting Mugno SDA Church

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It was exhilarating to finally breathe fresh country air and sing gospel songs with the church family that I had relocated from for over a decade. As a kid in the village, I couldn’t wait until Friday afternoon came when the weeklong intense manual labor had come to a halt and evening Sabbath
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Local Elders Punishing Acts of Misconducts

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Mesmerized by unexpected behaviour of a young boy, village elders get together to discuss and decide the fate of newly married young boy, by the name Badhaso, who set a “bad example for other kids”, as elders define the situation. Badhaso raised his hands and anger against his father. Ce
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Random Pics: Life Around the Village

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Walking around, one sees daily routines around the village as it has always been. The morning activities begins with mothers milking cows, making kids ready for daily shepherd jobs or school, cleaning the house and preparing breakfast for every family member.   The hardest job of all for all m