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Summary: Again at Lady Teoh's

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> : 'Here we drink three cups of tea to do business; the first you are a
> stranger, the second you become a friend, and the third, you join our
> family, and for our family we are prepared to do anything - even die'
> - Haji Ali, Korphe Village Chief, Karakoram mountains, Pakistan.
> : In 1993, after a terrifying and disastrous attempt to climb K2, a
> mountaineer called Greg Mortenson drifted, cold and dehydrated, into
> an impoverished Pakistan village in the Karakoram Mountains. Moved by
> the inhabitants' kindness, he promised to return and build a school.
> "Three Cups of Tea" is the story of that promise and its extraordinary
> outcome. Over the next decade Mortenson built not just one but
> fifty-five schools - especially for girls - in remote villages across
> the forbidding and breathtaking landscape of Pakistan and Afghanistan,
> just as the Taliban rose to power. His story is at once a riveting
> adventure and a testament to the power of the humanitarian spirit.
> -- (source?)
> Supporters: Jill, Deb, Alex, Valpuri, Robert, Chrissie


What: Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin

When: March 18 @ Asian Restaurant Lady Teoh

Wikipedia: Three Cups of Tea

Homepage: http://www.threecupsoftea.com/

‘Here we drink three cups of tea to do business; the first you are a stranger, the second you become a friend, and the third, you join our family, and for our family we are prepared to do anything - even die’ - Haji Ali, Korphe Village Chief, Karakoram mountains, Pakistan.
In 1993, after a terrifying and disastrous attempt to climb K2, a mountaineer called Greg Mortenson drifted, cold and dehydrated, into an impoverished Pakistan village in the Karakoram Mountains. Moved by the inhabitants’ kindness, he promised to return and build a school. “Three Cups of Tea” is the story of that promise and its extraordinary outcome. Over the next decade Mortenson built not just one but fifty-five schools - especially for girls - in remote villages across the forbidding and breathtaking landscape of Pakistan and Afghanistan, just as the Taliban rose to power. His story is at once a riveting adventure and a testament to the power of the humanitarian spirit. – (source?)

Supporters: Jill, Deb, Alex, Valpuri, Robert, Chrissie

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Summary: CBS seems to have started some controversy about the book - see the NY Times' report here: . . .

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< CBS seems to have started some controversy about the book - see the NY Times's report here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/27/technology/27playstation.html
< -- Uli 2011-04-27 12:38 UTC



CBS seems to have started some controversy about the book - see the NY Times’ report here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/27/technology/27playstation.html

– Uli 2011-04-27 12:42 UTC

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