spousonomics book

I have been buried under work and behind blogging, reading, cooking and everything I love about life. That is set to change soon with some adjustments I’ve made to work and play as I choose life. :) Well, I picked this up at the Taipa Macau library the other day and enjoyed it so much. […]

how will you measure your life book

I have fallen behind reading as well as I have been knee deep wading through emails and alot of work. Looking forward to sharing a piece I did on Shanghai Art Deco for Lonely Planet really soon, and say tuned for March 2016’s Travel + Leisure, I contributed a piece on Macau design. This book […]

search inside yourself chade meng tan
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I kick started 2016 in a bit of a blur as I was working all through festive and racing against deadlines, and then we left for Singapore on January first, groggy and tired as chef got home late from the NYE dinner service. We drank a delicious 1990 Dom Pérignon that was our wedding gift from […]

the little coffee shop in kabul
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I read the review of The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul (originally published as A Cup of Friendship): A Novel a while back and picked this up recently, finishing it in two sittings. I couldn’t put the book down because it’s one of those novels where you’re chasing the plot. It begins with a brilliant quote […]

the table comes first by adam gopnik

I am obsessed with going to the new Macau Taipa library because it has the best reads. If you’re looking for an exciting book on food and France – this is it. I can’t wait to get my hands on “Paris to the Moon” which also has rave reviews. The Table Comes First: Family, France, and […]

maria kondo book

Marie Kondo is on everyone’s lips these days and every international news outlet has picked up and review this best seller. It has been the rage for a while so I picked up a copy of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organising at the airport earlier this year and finished […]

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Photo: Just your regular weekend in Beijing going to UNESCO sites for a walk, either go out to the Great Wall for a hike with champagne in my backpack and sandwiches or the temple of heaven which still remains one of my favourite places. Lots of local eats close by and a market selling lots […]

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As part of my friend Matt’s alpha book project, I contributed a story whose title had to begin with “L”. Read the story here And the cherries dessert look like this: Download PDF here

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This collection of short stories bursts with revelation as China is presented through the eyes of diverse characters. The unique personalities depict the difficult years in China from the Maoist regime to the swift invasion of capitalism while holding on to their values. Exploring themes from homosexuality, fidelity to filial piety, Li gives an honest […]

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