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26 September 2012

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Thanks Keith. I have known Leonard since 2011 as a junior student in my department but have never had a personal conversation with him until yesterday (21 August 2013).

He is independent and doesn't talk too much, that's why he puts it all into writing.

All the best Leonard for your upcoming writing.

A very interesting piece KJ. I've known Leonard since 2011 (we are course mates) but, up till now, I cannot claim that I know everything about him. No.

He is one unique individual who does things his own way. He doesn't talk much in class but expresses himself through writing.

As the saying goes 'the ink of the pen is more powerful than the sword'. Indeed literature is a powerful tool that indigenous people like us may use to express our world view, the Melanesian world view.

And Leonard is doing that.

Thank you and let's not all forget to use literature as a tool to make our presence known in this globalised, modern 21st century world of uncertainties.

Keith, I was at the Divine Word University campus in Madang on Friday as a guest speaker, representing Telikom PNG (my employer) for the final year Information Systems student's Project Presentation - they call it a Symposium where industry reps and potential employers are there for the occasion too.

Promised Leonard a book on authentic Christianity but hasn;t been able to get my hands on one - shall get one to him soon.
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Thanks Corney, all cleared up - KJ

Unlike Keith, I have seen Leonard every day for almost a year now. He is my student in two courses this semester and another last semester.

He is a rare individual given his stories as well as his contributions to class discussions.

In nation-building, it doesn't take a group to contribute but an individual's small efforts. A mile's journey starts with a single step.

I wish Leonard good luck in his writings and in his attempts to spread the message of peace, hope, prosperity and nation-buiding to all Bougainvilleans. Your island needs you.

Leonard, the ink is full on your study table. We expect more thoughtful pieces from you.

Apology, I had to rush back to Port Moresby. Had a good six hours of being wowed by your colleagues from the IS Faculty. Totally enjoyed the 7th IS Symposium.

Still hunting for a (suitable) book I promised you.
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Corney, what pray was the 7th IS Symposium? - KJ

Thanks, Keith. It's always interesting to read his articles. God bless this young man.

Thanks Keith. I am proud to have had the pleasure of meeting Leonard not more than 2 weeks ago.

An intriguing character indeed, who churns out equally intriguing prose, not to mention quite insightful too.

Love your work, Leonard. :)

God keep you all.

Yes, thanks Keith for the piece.

I guess It will motivates others to observe issues and write like him.

Very good piece, Keith.

The internet, or to be more precise blogging, has given Leonard the opportunity to share his experience.

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