|A blog about Why We Explore
If you've ever met a young person who lost their hands and sight to a bomb, this performance will amaze you, and probably make you cry.
One of the most interesting people I met in Laos as part of Aqua Survey's Anti UXO Effort was Phong Savath (who, like a lot of 20 year olds, prefers to go by his internet tag, which is Peter Kim). This dance performance says without words why I, and everyone else that meets him, have an unmistakable amazement for the triumph of the human spirit.
My Name is Eric and My Job is Scientific Exploration.
That means I'm lucky enough to join expeditions to excavate sunken cities, climb volcanoes, find missing bombs, and Sail old research vessels, while searching for the mysteries of the natural world.