July 31, 2018

I’m obsessed...

...with a cartoon superhero made of bread and his eclectic group of friends. And, I’m afraid to say, I think I may have developed something of a merchandise buying habit.

Welcome to the world of Anpanman! Come on in and let me tell you more...

Anpanman is...

July 29, 2018

I played 11 a side football for the first time in 24 years yesterday, the mind and the body were, unsurprisingly, not in perfect harmony. While I seemed to be able to read the game my body struggled to keep up with the play. So little had changed since I last graced a...

July 25, 2018

We have Racial Harmony Day in Singapore, to commemorate the Race Riots (one of the few riots in mostly peaceful Sg)  in 1964. 

I volunteered at my son’s school, put in charge of the Eurasian booth, sharing with 4-6 year olds what it means to be Eurasian.

I am Singap...

July 23, 2018

As a teenager who has never had a Facebook account, it seems Zuckerberg’s invention is slowly dying. By the time my mother allowed me to have an iPod, Facebook was out and all my preteen friends were on instagram. In fact, I still follow many of my past school friends...

July 21, 2018

I have just finished a wonderful Vietnamese salad; crispy vegetables, shredded chicken all marinated in a quite unbelievable mix of spices. It was delicious, fresh and healthy. The UK equivalent is probably a Caesar Salad, no doubt enjoyable but lacking in that essenti...

July 19, 2018

We are gearing up for National Day here in Singapore, it is a Public Holiday to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the nation. There is a big build up to the day itself during which Singaporeans collectively look back on what they have achieved, take pride in wh...

July 19, 2018

Before I was a parent, weekends represented a peaceful time dedicated to my own needs and wants; after a long hard week I would look forward to spending the weekend pursuing sports or activities of my choosing at a time and pace of my choosing.  Now as a parent, I look...

July 14, 2018

In a world where you are supposed to be eating “clean” (a term that I have struggled to understand and one that apparently has nothing to do with showering before each meal) I find myself often reflecting on how much I miss the humble Kebab Van.

I grew up in Oxford, a C...

July 12, 2018

In honour of that wonderful tradition of an England loss in a major tournament I am pleased to share with you the lyrics of "SOMETHING ABOUT ENGLAND" Written by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones and Performed by The Clash https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHupeh7dFkE

We ma...

July 11, 2018

I live in a country that does not have seasons; the weather remains broadly the same all year round and the dawn and dusk arrive at exactly the same time every morning and evening.

Having grown up with seasons, this lack of them tends to result in the sense of time spee...

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