How is everyone doing with your new routine of “stay home”? I’m an introvert and I really like being on my own and spending time with myself, but I have to admit it really challenges one to think out of the box and you need to summon the discipline in every cell of your body […]

There’s been plenty of interest in relocation and Singapore PR (SPR) application recently as Hong Kong ex-pats have been exploring options given the current unsettling climate. There’s been an exodus of families since last year and currently with the extended closure of international schools until end April with the panic of the spread of the […]

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I had a premium full-year membership with Skillshare and took plenty of food styling and photography short courses to improve my amateur photography for the blog and also develop better skills working with natural light and styling images for both Instagram and the blog. Full transparency, I’m a Skillshare ambassador and I get an extra […]

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The end of the decade. 2019 has been one of the better years I’ve had in a while. I am learning to get into the habit of choosing gratefulness over complaints every day. My bilateral frozen shoulders that kept me immobile, awake every night in chronic pain for 15 months finally thawed earlier this year […]

I love going back to Beijing, it always feels like my second home. Having spent 5 years living there, and the years my friends and I call “the years we grew into adults”. There, I made life long friends – many who now live across the globe, but we always remained in touch. It’s also […]

We stayed at Suvretta House earlier this year in January for the St Moritz Gourmet Festival that takes place every winter, and concluded with a fabulous party at Badrutt Palace. St Moritz is a curious little place that pretty much comes alive for two seasons – the winter and the summer. It’s also the city […]

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I’ve decided to condense my reading into lists instead of individual posts. Partly because I’m so far behind updating the blog regularly. One of the reasons why I love going to the library is that it holds me accountable to finish my books in a slated time. I have many books I’ve bought on my […]

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We’re halfway through the year and I was just stocktaking changes I’ve made for a more purposeful, sustainable life. I’m actively making small changes to my every day life to be kinder to the planet. 1. If you live in Hong Kong, you must check out Hong Kong composting, an initiative by a friend Ming. […]

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I found this memoir really refreshing. As far as autobiographies go, Educated by Tara Westover is a brilliant read. It’s thoughtful, charming and just fascinating to know that the author didn’t go to school until she was 17 and till then only read two books: the Bible and the Book of Mormons. The narrative is […]

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This book is full of treasure nuggets on how to live a better life – a handbook for living truly sums it up. You might want to take your time to digest everything in here and reflect. I always thought the Dalai Lama was invincible and so zen that he was spared the sufferings of […]

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