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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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It was my first time at Rise this year. What a great line up of speakers, exhibitors on the latest tech innovations. Also, noted the efforts at making the event a more sustainable and pleasant one – metal cutleries in the media village, wooden biodegradable cutleries at the eateries and recycling stations that carefully separated […]

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I was just watching National Geographic with friends on the telly last night and there was a documentary “The History of Food” with chefs, historians, authors and anthropologists discussing the state of fish in the world over making good fish and chips. As I was teaching in my Anthropology module class at Macao’s IFT, in […]

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This book is brilliant and I wished I’d read it before I taught the Food & Culture anthropology module at Macao’s IFT. It’s an easy short read all about edible history that takes you through trade routes, wars and the evolution of food to industrial farming, Mao’s failed Great Leap Forward campaign and the effects […]

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So many friends have asked how it was and I haven’t been able to find the right words or way to articulate it properly, so here’s my attempt to summarise how I felt about the whole thing. I found that the experience is very personal, like cancer or any form of suffering or grief, we all find […]

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This is probably the highlight of my 2018 as I mindfully try to live a leaner life of less waste and trying in my personal capacity to avoid plastic use as much as possible. A massive inspiration run by my friend T is All in Asia, follow them for interesting nuggets and tips to live […]

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I finished this book a while back but didn’t get round to posting about it and how it’s influenced my new dining habits. I haven’t managed to dive straight to veganism. I still enjoy my seafood and some happy chickens at the source every now and then. I’ve mostly cut red meat – beef, pork […]

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While on a much smaller scale than previous years, I was delighted to find more South Asian, South East Asian artist representation this time round. An insightful report on the fair from Artsy. The UBS art report listed US collectors as the largest market and the Chinese coming in second ahead of UK collectors. Hong Kong […]

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The Wynn Palace Macao threw a fabulous event and party for last night’s awards, the food and drinks poolside were a highlight: free-flowing Delamotte champagne, freshly grilled scallops, a wonderful risotto topped with uni, yakitori and sushi all done à la minute. It was fabulous. Here’s the list of 50 Best Restaurants in Asia: I’ve […]

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