13 results for tag: Bangladesh


Aloha Bangladesh 2012

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime'' -Lao Tzu Today, we sent back 2 of our Bengali friends with a team of 10 STN staff for the 8th annual, month-long Bangladesh trip. The journey all started eight years ago, when the founder of STN looked at a map and noticed that Bangladesh had the longest sand beach in the world. Shortly after that, a handful of people touched down in Bangladesh, and through meeting one lone surfer in Bangladesh, the sport of surfing and the culture of giving back began to take roots in the country. We've been going back to Bangladesh for several years, so what's ...

Weekend Jam Punjabi Style

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxozO1cv6qk[/youtube]   It's Friday! Here at STN we have an diverse blend of people, which means we always have a good bit of international tunes going through the office. In a few days, two of our surfers from Bangladesh return home and take a team of our staff with them. In honor of them, we give you the relaxing (apart from the creepy stalker-ish video) tunes of Bollywood! Have a wonderful and relaxing Labor Day weekend!   Artist: Pritam Song: Rabbah Mein Toh, from the movie 'Mausam'

Transformation: A Story Worth Telling

I first saw Abdoul Aziz three years ago while watching the documentary 'Gum For My Boat.' He was speaking his native language of Bengali at a beach in Bangladesh and still very much a boy. This morning, I saw Aziz as a grown up man, sit in front of a large group of people in Hawaii and tell his story to a large audience in English. How do things like this happen? How can a boy that used to throw his books in the bushes on the way to school and go crabbing instead, be captivating an audience in a place and a language that he could never grasp a year ago? Transformation. It's a big word, it evokes big dreams, yet ever the paradoxical thing, it always ...