Month: June 2013

On Feet, Frogs and Feng Shui

While I was in Sydney for four years doing my postgraduate stint, I was lucky to have two flatmates and very good friends (and now godmoms to my eldest son) coming from mainland China.  This meant an abundance of hot pot sessions (marathon eating), dumpling parties and unlimited yum cha.  I have checked out the

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Oslo 101

As Oslo ‘residents’ and even when we were still in Trondheim two years ago, we usually had to accompany visiting relatives and friends for a ‘day tour’ of Oslo.  A day tour is almost impossible considering the numerous things Oslo has to offer but possibly enough for a taste of Norwegian history, culture, tradition and

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Moon Landing

Originally posted on Out of the Country:
Svalbard, Norway.   This is no-man’s land.  Literally, you don’t need a visa to stay here.  (To myself when I learned that, as if, someone would want to stay here illegally.)  Well, of course as usual, I am mistaken.  There are a number of residents in Spitsbergen coming from…

Vintage Palawan

Before Palawan came to be the Philippines’ top tourist destination (due largely to the Underground River being voted as one of the new seven wonders), it used to receive bad press (malaria-infested, leper colony in Culion, Iwahig penal colony) and for some reason, we had this idea as children that the Palawan natives have tails. 

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