February 1, 2017

Back in the day - and by that, I mean even just 7-10 years ago - the culture of people working from cafes was mainly reserved for freelancers, entrepreneurs and startup junkies. I still remember when MAKE Business Hub was launched in Dubai Marina's Al Fattan Towers - this workspace that boasted plenty of meeting-friendly tables where you could spread a wh...

February 1, 2017

The scene at the end of Memoirs of a Geisha (the film, not the book) where we see a flashback of Sayuri, the main character, when she was still a little girl known as Chiyo, running through hundreds and thousands of stunning vermilion gateways is one of my favourite movie scenes of all time. I loved the book, but to be able to see it come to life, visuall...

January 24, 2017

Back when I was a kid, I'd never have believed you if you told me that when I was 31 years old, I'd spend 3 months intensely training for, and then fighting in, some boxing matches in a ring in front of hundreds of people. But that's exactly what I did, when I took part in Fighting Fit DXB, a boxing competition that was being filmed for a reality TV show...

January 23, 2017

In 2001, a book written by American author, lawyer, and Yale Law School professor Amy Chua called "Battle Hymn Of The Tiger Mother" made headlines around the world. It was one that my fellow East Asian (and half East Asian) friends and I could instantly relate to: "It's like the story of my life, sort of!" we exclaimed. The book's summary reads as such: "...

January 15, 2017

I used to paint - a lot. Many nights after I got home from work, whether I was sad, happy, angry, or just plain confused, I'd splash my emotions out onto a canvas or sketchpad. In fact, I ended up creating so many works that I ended up displaying them in a local cafe, even selling a number of them. Which is why when I was so delighted that, after a visit...

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September 10, 2018

In It To Win It: The Triumphs and Accolades at Lausanne's Olympic Museum

April 25, 2018

Return of the Mac

April 23, 2018

Georgia On My Mind: Batumi, Eurasia's Pearl of the Black Sea

October 25, 2017

Flying Solo

October 23, 2017

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