1. You queue up, not line up, for everything 2. Everyone orders food for himself, never platters to share. You don’t share your food or get from other people’s plates 3. Instead of offering food, you offer to make hot drinks for them 4. Tea is always, always with milk 5. The following are food: […]

My father has just turned 70, and whilst I wonder what happened to all those years, I remember somehow how he was in the years he worked for a single company for nearly 50 years before his retirement 5 years ago. Tatay was a humble electrician who took over his father’s job when the latter […]

What an honour to have met Candy Gourlay, Filipino author in the UK and an incredible storyteller. A former journalist who moved to the UK over 20 years ago, Candy has published two novels for kids/teens called “Tall Story” and “Shine“, but not without having gone through several rejections first from publishers. She talked about […]

(Postcards from Shanghai World Expo 2010) The World Expo happens only once in two to five years and the host country is determined through a bidding process. In 2010, Shanghai City in China was the host of the World Expo which I was lucky enough to witness myself when I joined a 3-week training program […]

(Photo Album: Shanghai)

“For some, [global citizenship] signifies ease of communication, and an awareness of global issues. For others, it is about rising prosperity, increasing mobility, and migration. But for many of us, identity is more than just a definition of where we are from.” So, do you consider yourself a global citizen? See how your country ranks: […]

So I’ve been out. I volunteered for Innovation Forum Manchester through someone I met through a startup meetup through Meetup.com. Yes, everything links to everything else. This is karma at work — I gave it my time and I received way more than my mind could have conceived. I now belong to a team, and not […]