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I’ve fallen behind the blog again with plenty deadlines and my recent obsession with sewing an entire wardrobe for my baby niece. Edward St Aubyn’s book was a fantastic read, a little dark and emotive, with the unique perspective of a baby and toddler child in a seemingly adult voice juxtaposed against his parents and […]

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I was just at the Foods Futures Summit last week with plenty to think about – consuming less meat, lab grown meat, mock meats, vegan alternatives to eggs and meat and the conversation around the importance on what we put in our body, in addition to how animals are raised today. The idea of the […]

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I’m really looking forward to this year’s event this Sep 21-22 as I missed last year’s Food Summit while I was back in Singapore. I was also in Stockholm earlier this year in February for the Stockholm Design Week and sussing out their sophisticated recycling/composting system and culture. The two day line up organised by […]

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If you’ve never seen Southeast Asia by train, here’s your chance. The Eastern & Oriental Express is Southeast Asia’s answer to the famed Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, one of the world’s most luxurious private trains transporting travellers between London and great European cities, including Venice. Filled with old-world grandeur, colonial influences and indigenous charm, the luxury sleeper […]

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The topic of the trailing spouse has been written about for years and there have been plenty of women who articulate it so well. Some people take offence with the negative connotations attached to the term, but I’ve finally made peace with the label. I’m still crawling along trying to figure out my place in […]

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It’s the first Ha Jin book I’ve picked up and really enjoyed it. The narrative was straightforward and engaging – written in the time and context of 1980s Beijing up until the Tian an’men incident. A narrative told through a well-respected professor turned ill and derange and future son-in-law that dives into the era of […]

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