Monthly Archives: March 2019

Returning to Singapore

Garden by the Bay

While I don’t really believe in the idea of life being determined by fate, I do strongly believe there are a handful of decisions one makes that can greatly influence the outcome of their lives.  For me, perhaps the biggest such decision came back in early 2010, when I decided to stay at my job at bank and turn down …

Russia’s World Cup

Spartak Stadium World Cup

The pact was made late one evening, back in 2013, fueled by plenty of alcohol after a long day of lectures — when tickets became available to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, we were getting tickets and meeting up in Moscow, no matter where in the world we might be living at that point.  Fast forward nearly four years, …

Christmas in Chiang Mai

Christmas, for me, has always been about family.  In my 37 years on this earth, there has not been a single Christmas spent without at least one of my parents and a gaggle of aunts and uncles.  Knowing that this Christmas, with my family on the other side of the world, would be difficult, I set out to make it …

Birthday on a Boat

Unlike Jesse, I LOOOOVE celebrating my birthday.  I have even been known, from time to time, to celebrate a birthday month.  I blame this on having to share the glory with Thanksgiving. Because of the national holiday (one of my favorites, let it be known) friends are often not around to help me celebrate and it ends up being a …