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Summer Sunshine in South Korea

This summer in Korea was unlike any summer I have ever experienced. This was due to a few reasons… I had never experienced such heat and humidity sandwiched together. (Yes, I was born in a subtropical city, but I was a baby at the time and was pushed around in a pram, no sweat!!). This time, I walked as a working adult from pillar to post in a blanket of heavy heat and with high levels of humidity that played havoc with my asthma.

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A Taste Of Hong Kong

I recently spent a couple of balmy days visiting Hong Kong. My experiences there are hard to sum up in words. Instead, I have compiled a vlog with some of the highlights of my time in Hong Kong. I was blessed to be hosted by a dear friend, Eleni. She was so kind and hospitable. She knew where all the hot spots (and air-conditioned spots) were. 

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Calling Cut

Trust the Germans to have created a word for this feeling: rückkehrunruhe (don’t worry, I don’t even think Germans themselves know how to pronounce that). It’s the feeling of returning home after an immersive trip, only

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Full Of Beans

Like most other caring mothers, I also endevoured to teach my daughters the basic A,B,C’s of Life; the usual how to buckle their shoes, master a knife and fork with dexterity, how to safely cross a busy road, to the more significant things such as respecting one’s elders and

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How To Pack Like A Pro

I’m starting to learn a few things about how to pack when doing international travelling. I hasten to say that most of these lessons have been learnt from past mistakes.

On my first overseas trip, one could quite easily have fitted a tyrannosauraus into my suitcase. I cringe when I confess that my boyfriend at the time and I took along matching his and hers suitcases.

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Life While You Wait


Sometimes I feel ill prepared for life… like everyone else received the script and stage directions except for me. Everyone else seems to know exactly where to position themselves and what scene comes next and I’m still standing at the props table going, “Huh, what scene are we in?! “

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What Makes You Come Alive?

1 Authentic Life

As last year drew to a close, I had a very important decision to make. Every year brings with it new decisions, but this particular one was a biggie.

I had put my documentary filmmaking plans on hold at the start of last year, having accepted a short term teaching assignment at a prestigious school.

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Have You Ever Dated A Real Zebra?

Have you ever dated a guy who was a sweet talker? I’m talking about the guy who knows just how to charm a hard candy into a mushy marshmallow. Mr Charming himself could take a lesson from him!

Have you ever dated a girl who claimed to be a home girl but when you weren’t looking her name was known on every dance floor in town?

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3 Must Read Books To Feed African Wanderlust

Have you ever been struck by a deep wanderlust for Africa? Ever found yourself having daily “Flashback Friday’ moments with your safari pictures? Longing to sink your toes into the mud of the Serengeti? Enjoying exchanging long and fascinating tales around a fire?

Here are 3 of the best African ‘must reads’ that capture the very heartbeat and essence of Africa without you having to travel vast distances

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