August 31, 2018

In 2014 I decided to re-join the military, this time in a foreign country where I was not even a citizen.

Singapore had the day before announced they were looking at creating a volunteer army unit to allow Singapore Permeant Residents (PR) and New Citizens the chance to...

August 29, 2018

Dear Women,

I am not sure whether you understand how fortunate you are to be able to carry handbags. These wonderful bags are both stylish and superbly practical.

Rather than ruin the shape of your trousers or jackets, you are able to carry your wallets, purses...

August 27, 2018

I’ve always loved the changing of the seasons and in Japan they pack a punch. The seasons here are quite frankly on steroids. 

We arrived back from our summer break at the height of summer and I can only describe it as an assault on the senses. 

Stepping out from the air...

August 25, 2018

It is hard to begin to understand the level of personal sacrifice that our forefathers were willing to make on the basis of their beliefs and values.

As a schoolboy, we would be taught about the futility of war and the madness of men willingly dying for King and Country...

August 25, 2018

Not everybody is meant for further education.

This is a truth that has been suppressed by politicians who obsess over equality of outcome, not opportunity. And also by Universities that pretend to be bastions of further education, but are instead simply operating as c...

August 25, 2018

There is a deeply unpleasant trend on social media, of users trying to subtly "wealth signal" by taking pictures in either a business class lounge or in a business class cabin. 

As a child, I was lucky enough to fly a great deal, but had no concept of what busine...

August 19, 2018

As a parent of young children there can never be enough children's movies made. A trip to the cinema is as close to guilt free parenting as you can get.

For a couple of hours you can zone out and do nothing while being constantly "present" with your kids. You are out of...

August 18, 2018

Slough has suffered from a bad press. Most recently it was used as the location for the excellent TV Show 'The Office'. In that show Slough represented the drub monotony of office life and mediocrity. The town itself mirrored the painfully incompetent David Brent.


August 16, 2018

Inspirational people can take many forms. Frequently they are people we have a lot of direct contact with - parents, spouses, siblings, bosses and coworkers who help guide us through the challenges in life to become a better person. Famous and successful people we have...

August 11, 2018

Recently I was chatting to friends about rice cookers, as you do, they were telling me about the time they were cooking dinner when they were first dating, he had said, you can do the rice, she was Canadian Vietnamese, ok, where's the rice cooker, what's a rice cooker,...

Please reload

Our Recent Posts

April 30, 2020

Please reload


Please reload


I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!

Please reload


Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.

Bob Marley


©2017 by The Baboon. Proudly created with