is Ultimate Hit
and Sungene Ryang, both '93,
and Brigham Golden '91, met
Indonesia, last April to compete in the first annual Nusantara
Cup, an ultimate frisbee tournament. Organized by Brigham
and Dan (founder and captain of PT Discindo, Indonesia's
first Ultimate Frisbee team), the Nike-sponsored event was
held at the Lapangan Banteng hotel in Bali, complete with
a beautiful view of the Indian Ocean.
The three-day tournament attracted 120 people comprising
six teams, with Sungene's team finishing in second place
and Brigham and Dan's in third. The event didn't stop at
frisbee, however, as evenings were filled with bungee jumping,
swimming, and non-stop dancing.
Each of the three men has spent time working in Asia since
graduation: Dan for the Far Eastern Economic Review and
the Christian Science Monitor; Brigham in Papua, New Guinea,
conducting research for his PhD in anthropology at Columbia
University; and Sungene, who travels as vice president in
charge of Asia for wcities.com.