It's Mother's Day weekend across the US, Singapore and Australia. The UK celebrates earlier in the year. As a family we have never done much for Mother's Day, Father's Day, even birthdays. My parents find them all too commercial, and as an adult I agree, it sounds cheesy, but we don't need a specific day … Continue reading Sunrise
I've been working in Tokyo most of the past 3 weeks. Only one of those weeks was planned and the two other visits were last minute trips. By the third visit I felt totally frazzled and burnt out. A combination of overnight flights (it's 7 hours from Singapore to Tokyo), 80 hour work weeks, a … Continue reading Pause
Finally feeling like the haze has lifted a little. It has been a difficult few weeks and I feel like I've been a robot, just going through the motions everyday until it's time to go to bed at night, wake up and do the same again the next day. Mum has gone home now and … Continue reading Moving forwards
Day 4 of 2019, still waiting for my period! Working from home today, getting the air-conditioning serviced and waiting for a parcel. Work is nice and quiet - most people are easing back in to the grind after the Christmas and New Year holidays. I'm off to London on Monday then Barcelona then Tokyo. It's … Continue reading Delayed onset gratitude
Second day of the year, and second day of waiting for my period....a glamorous start to 2019! Left Mum and Dad in Danang and heading back to Singapore now. Took a detour to BaNa Hills, a bizarre theme park/development up in the mountains. It's got this amazing bridge, the Golden Bridge, with 2 giant hands … Continue reading Cloudy ⛅️
Welcome to 2019! Woke up on a camp bed in a room with my parents in Hoi An, Vietnam. Not quite where I expected to be, but a pretty good place to be nonetheless. Ate a cracking breakfast of Vietnamese coffee, tropical fruit and Cao Lau noodles then went for a bike ride through the … Continue reading 2019. Bring it on!
Walking from my brother's house to the tube station through Finsbury Park. Taking photos I got some funny looks from the commuters rushing for their trains, but the morning was magical! Autumn leaves, early morning fog and crisp air. It felt so good to be away from the Singapore humidity.
What is it about flying that turns me in to a blubbering wreck as soon as we reach cruising altitude? The cheesiest of inflight movies has me sobbing. I used to think it was the copious red wine I drank pre-flight, but I've cut that out and am still an emotional wreck! Perhaps it's the … Continue reading Tears at 40,000 feet