The Van Gogh Museum is an experience worth trying to get in three times for. Our first attempt was supposedly where my husband and I met for the first time, only that it was closed for renovation and we ended up meeting at the next closest landmark called the Rijksmuseum. The second was when we […]

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 […]

“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 […]

After three Sundays attempting to attend a regular Sunday mass in Manchester, we finally figured out the closest church to our flat, and got there on time — a much bigger miracle for someone raised in a culture that is always late. The sign read St. Anne R.C. Church and we kind of surmised RC […]

There is really nothing to see in Berlin, until you take a (free) walking tour and then there is context to every corner. In one, there is the hotel Adlon famous for its royal guests like Queen Elizabeth until recently Michael Jackson had that scene with a baby. Then the Holocaust Memorial composed of 2000+ […]

It’s my first time to run in autumn. Crisp red-orange fallen leaves lie under my feet; my legs won’t stop moving; church bells ring nearby; all is music that pulls me closer and closer to where the sun shines, gently, complementing the cool breeze, all of nature that makes autumn autumn. I run on fallen […]