October 30, 2018

Last month I became a Canadian. It was 9 years almost to the day since I moved here and the immigration rules changed so frequently it was hard to keep up. But it’s done now and it was a great excuse to dress up in the national colors for the ceremony (red corduroy sui...

October 28, 2018

I’m a stickler for manners and in Tokyo I’ve found my nirvana.

I have to admit I was a bit thrown by all the bowing initially. But not for long. It just seems so dignified and appreciative. It makes you feel like you matter and because everyone is doing it, everyone fee...

October 28, 2018

The school experience is a strange one for parents. Obviously, you understand what it entails, you were once a young student yourself, but it is hard to pinpoint and recall what was the most important aspect of that experience. And so, when judging what possible school...

October 18, 2018

Self care. I think on the whole, we need to change our mindset towards these two words.

Particularly in an age where we are leading more outwardly pressurised lifestyles than previous generations. Perhaps more importantly though, as we look towards how we can better sup...

October 18, 2018

I remember one of the more acrobatic and impressive capoeira players I trained with (Marcelo de Caxias) telling me that his 3 secrets were training, training and yet more training. He smiled each time he said the word in Portuguese (treino).

Later I learned that whilst...

October 2, 2018

Kawaii!!!!!! I seem to hear this at least once a day.

Kawaii (pronounced ka-wy-eeeeeeeeee) means cute and is a celebration of all things sweet and adorable. It is a uniquely Japanese phenomenon and I find it endlessly fascinating.

Let me paint a picture for you…

We’ll s...

October 2, 2018

Crypto crypto crypto, it’s the word on everybody's lips right now. Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash, Ripple, Litecoin, or whatever coin is currently hot right now.

Followed by the doubters and naysayers who always say ‘yes but where can you use it, it’s pointless’.

Well, here is...

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