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I love how Google gives me the low-down on everything exciting and interesting that happened over the centuries on this date. It’s been a hard couple of months and I haven’t felt ready to write about it as it still feels like I am living on a parallel universe trying to make sense of it […]

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I’ve done a fair bit of soul searching, plenty of reading and working on self improvement. Thich Nhat Hanh is truly a peace guru. This is a very easy and digestible read and reaching deep to find our own inner Buddha, practising loving kindness. “Ending violence in yourself, your family, your community and the world.” […]

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I’ve known Caroline since I was 18 way before she got into the home decor business. She always had immaculate taste in accessories, makeup, clothes etc. The creative spark extended to home furnishings. I went with her to sales and she threw lots of intimate gatherings to get rid of the overflow and supply of […]

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I’ve always believed that certain books have a time and place of coming into your lives. There are books I’ve read over a decade ago and didn’t enjoy, but picking them up over 10 years later, I have a completely different perspective, enjoying it in many ways I couldn’t a decade ago. I’ve had Michael […]

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So, I’ve been in a slightly awkward situation since I’ve been back in Singapore. I am starting to receive invitations for free meals via email and my social channels, and in return “to post on IG” or on the blog. Blogging for many friends I know is a labour of love and it has lost its fun […]

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As you can probably tell by now, I am a complete Wendy Holden fan, going through all her books from the library. The characters are always brilliantly fleshed out with depth. There’s a great use of nomenclature – character names are thoughtfully developed and hilarious, with a plot that runs quickly and lightly, a great page […]

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As much as I’d like to erase all of my digital footprint, my work unfortunately depends on it, and I dare say I’m pretty good at it. Need tips on how to be a featured user on Instagram – this might be dated with the ever changing algorithm, but you might like to try it out. […]

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I really enjoyed his first book Search Inside Yourself and couldn’t wait to read Joy on Demand after reading the reviews. I found his second book a little less accessible than the first, there’s a lot of mastery and “high level” enlightenment that is difficult to comprehend as it comes with tens of thousands of […]

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I teach an anthropology course to final year students at IFT the hospitality school in Macao and this book is a real gem full of anecdotal stories, more so than hard history facts which gives leeway for making your own conclusions to certain things. Ian Croftan’s Curious History of Food & Drink is a really fun […]

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This would have made a great film for the food and culture anthropology class I teach at the hospitality school IFT Macao. Chef Peng, the guy who invented the dish passed away earlier this month, and the documentary digs deep with historians and food writers like Fuchsia Dunlop and Jennifer Lee (who wrote another great […]

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