Archive | June, 2013

Cow Ends

So I’ve arrived stateside after an unbelievable trip and thought I’d share one more post about my last week in Sri Lanka. Sunday we rolled down south to see Sugumaran, a dairy farmer and VisionFund client located in Maskeliya. Maskeliya is a little town located in the southern Central Province tea plantations area. It’s a [...]

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Kandy and the Tooth

After wrapping an amazing shoot in Puttlam on Friday, Saturday was a nice relaxing day off in the town of Kandy. The second Vision Fund client we’ve chosen to profile is located in Maskeliya the southern tea plantation area; Kandy’s on the way. It’s home to the Temple of the Tooth (candy, tooth… there’s a [...]

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The Cashew Queen of Puttlam Village

It’s been a busy and exciting couple of days since my last post and I’ve got lots to share, so let’s catch up where we left off. As I mentioned before, Dianne, Megali and I arrived in rural Puttlam on Wednesday to meet Geetha, the VisionFund client who started her own cashew processing center. After [...]

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Models and Couture Dresses at the Mandalay Palace

Another Day At The Office: Models, Palaces & Couture

My friends back home and I like to joke that everyday on set is, “just another day at the office.” Since we regularly film in unique locations and work with incredible talent, the spectacular almost becomes routine. So far, this trip has been nothing short of incredible. The people and places of Myanmar are like none [...]

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Day 1

It was a long but pleasant flight from Chicago with a pit-stop in London, then arrival yesterday afternoon in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s largest city. A cab took me to the Vision Fund office, and after awkwardly opening the taxi’s driver side door (they drive on the ‘wrong side’ here) then quickly playing it off like [...]

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Myanmar Weather Forecast: Hot and Humid

I’ve always enjoyed a little hot and humid weather and it’s a good thing too, that’s all they have in Mandalay, Myanmar during monsoon season. Yesterday, Ketty, my VisionFund rep, and I landed in Myanmar. We were picked up by Saw John and Saw Sah Lae Bwe, our VFI contacts in country. Once we were [...]

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