A Western Buddhist's Travels

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keiththegreen:

A little background on TED, a blog of ideas worth reading or watching.

Originally posted on TED Blog:

Unnawut-Leepaisalsuwanna1

TED Talks are available in 94 languages, from Albanian to Vietnamese, thanks to the tireless work of our translators. So far, more than 8,500 volunteers have created the upwards of 33,000 translated talks. To celebrate this huge accomplishment, every week the TED Blog will be bringing you a Q&A with one of our most prolific translators. Today, meet Unnawut Leepaisalsuwanna, who you can call by his Thai nick name “Oh.”

Where do you live? And what do you do by day?

I’ve been working as an IT consultant based in Bangkok for the past year.

What drew you to TED?

The first TED Talk I watched was when my professor showed the talk in one of our Scientific Presentation classes back in university. Obviously some of the remarkable talks that got me hooked were Sir Ken Robinson’s “School Kills Creativity” and Hans Rosling’s “Stats that…

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