Who Dat?

Back in the 80s, long before the X-Games existed, Tom Haig traveled the world as an extreme athlete. He visited more than 50 countries as an international high diver, doing multiple somersault tricks from over 90 feet.

That life came crashing down one Sunday morning in 1996. While training on his mountain bike, he smashed into the grill of a truck and became paralyzed from the waist down. But less than a year later he completed a 100-mile ride on a hand-cycle and traveled by himself to Europe and the Middle East.

Since then he has continued to travel the world as a consultant, writer and video producer. He spent six months launching a Tibetan radio station in the Himalayas and shot documentary shorts on disability in Bangladesh, France, Albania, Ghana and most recently Nepal.

Friday, March 19, 2010

TCV Spring Fete

Photo Friday

Last Saturday the Tibetan Children's Village (operators of 90.4 Tashi Delek FM) held their annual Spring Fete. It's a typical school festival with games, food and music. It's amazing how these things are the same all over the world. So here's some of the action - school fair Tibetan style!

The inflatable slide was a big hit (for a huge profit too!)

That's not trash - those are the remnants of a MASSIVE water baloon fight!


Too bad there wasn't a wrestling contest!

The baseball pitch was the hardest game on the grounds.

Best T-shirt at the Fete (Clones are People Two).

The clothes swap & sale was perfect for a boarding school.

As you can tell by the dented cans, this game was toooo easy.


These massive tents only come out a few times a year, but they're really useful when the get out of the box.


Yup - Hannah is a global phenomenon.

Tibetan Roulette

No you din'nt!

The TCV houses most of its students - like these three.

The path to knowledge... (gag!)

When you're this far from the Ocean a Coke bottle will do.

Toss the ring - win some TP!

Best Dressed!

A Tibetanmullet!

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