#carewithcaose: A man & his coffee plantation

In 2018, L and I were in Canggu enjoying an espresso at Hungry Bird Coffee and chit-chatting with the owner who was kind enough to show us his roasting process. L, being Italian, has a fascination with all things coffee. So fast forward one year and we find ourselves in a van winding up rocky… Continue reading #carewithcaose: A man & his coffee plantation

2019: A year of figuring out (and getting) what I want

I didn't make any New Year's resolutions. Why not? Because it's easy to put together a tidy list of agreeable goals, but then surprise birthday parties happen (say no to cake???), your favourite yoga studio shuts down (hello disrupted downward dog) and new targets at work mean longer hours and takeaway (sorry kitchen, maybe next… Continue reading 2019: A year of figuring out (and getting) what I want

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