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This was a random book I pulled out from the library and a fun read. A short existential love story with a literature professor as the protagonist, referencing and alluding situations to all of my favourite authors and literary pieces during my angsty late teenage years and through university from Goethe’s Sorrows of Young Werther […]

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Often times we lose track of life and the meaning of it because we’re so caught up with being busy. I also find that happiness is just a label for an emotion, but as humans we need to make sense of things all the time, to qualify situations and feelings and things. Gretchen Rubin’s “Happiness […]

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I wasn’t sure what to expect with the book and picked it up out of curiosity because of it’s interesting title. It’s a hilarious light hearted read where an editor of a publishing house (for food books no less) goes on a roadtrip with a Rinpoche orchestrated by his hippie new age sister, after their parents […]

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I don’t remember when I stopped caring about social media and the meaningless numbers for likes and followers. I’m still blogging as I used to since 17 years ago?! It took me a long time, but I finally found peace with work and no longer struggle with the social media façade. I have moved into more […]

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This sequel to Crazy Rich Asians had a plot that moved a little slowly and I had to take intermittent breaks to finish it, dragging my feet to the other cover. I’ve lived in Beijing for five years before the economic boom and can relate to the obscenely rich “tuhaos” although didn’t have the privilege […]

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When I last caught up with Jen in Beijing a couple of years ago, she mentioned she was researching a book on noodles and was planning a trip across the silk road to investigate the history and story of noodles. I’m so glad I picked this up at the library and thoroughly enjoyed it. There […]

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I have fallen behind reading and most things, but have finally got round to pulling myself together. This book is a great thriller. Trauma, crime and amnesia all rolled into one twisted plot. Trauma does many things to people and their sense of self and identity: violence, war, rape, cancer and quite the book for […]

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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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