Before receiving a quality education

Oh podcasts, little packets of brain food that make my morning routine an enlightening tooth brushing. On a Sunday afternoon, I was listening to Freakonomics Radio, more specifically Stephen Dubner's conversation with Facebook CEO and founder, Mark Zuckerberg who is now known as the bad guy currently embroiled in a data privacy conundrum (see Cambridge… Continue reading Before receiving a quality education

Making mistakes

"I can thank her training for a lot of those things. But one thing I never learned was how to fail. I was always too afraid of the consequences. So even today I'm not good with the unknown." This post by HONY (Humans of New York) touched a nerve long out of practice.  Throughout my… Continue reading Making mistakes

Kanchanaburi: Nature’s highlight reel

It's easy for outsiders looking in to confuse Thailand with Bangkok and Pattaya. But there's more to one of the most visited countries in the world than Khao San Road, ladyboys, ping pong shows and flashy bars. Really. A good friend of mine once said it perfectly: "Expats complain all the time they're bored, well… Continue reading Kanchanaburi: Nature’s highlight reel

Phuket: Solitary relaxation

Have you ever spent an entire day alone? Alone as in there can be crowds of people around you, but you're not talking to them, engaging in conversation or even sharing eye contact. You're plugged into your own thoughts, ideas and paranoia. Sound intimidating? The city, no matter how big, becomes too familiar, too concrete… Continue reading Phuket: Solitary relaxation

Canggu, Bali: Coffee, Mantas & Wheatgrass

Bali. Famously infamous for its beaches, rice paddies, yoga retreats and Australian tourists. My first trip to the island was not what I had expected - rowdy backpackers, cat-calling, and an indecent local man exposing himself to us (do not stay in New Seminyak) - but L encouraged me to give it another shot. A… Continue reading Canggu, Bali: Coffee, Mantas & Wheatgrass