Category Archives: food

The Great Stroopwafels Hunt

Stroopwafels were a significant part of my recent travels in Java. It started when Erik the Dutchman, who I met at the hostel in Bandung and who became my travel buddy to/in Yogyakarta, talked about delicious Dutch food and that … Continue reading

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Waking Mountains

Do you hear my heart beat in tandem with my feet searching for a road up, out and in can’t seem to find any Do you hear my heart scream in tandem with my lofty dreams bursting out of your … Continue reading

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Be My Guest

The first evening, as dusk fell, I had had enough of aimless wandering through the town and in the fields. My feet were tired, albeit happily rejuvenated from a soak in the chilly, crystal clear water of a small creek … Continue reading

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Moller Villa

I had read about Moller Villa before I set foot in Shanghai, and have since had several encounters with it. The first encounter took me by surprise because ever since my move to Shanghai in 2010, I had been trying … Continue reading

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Fancy Treat

My birthday was arranged by dear friend Jaime. He showed up with 2 Colombian friends, Juan and Giling, Our mutual friends, Laura and Chen Pei, also came. And I also invited my dear colleague-friend, Crystal and her hubby Andy, rounding … Continue reading

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Pizza NYE

Last year, my friends from Beijing joined me for NYE countdown at Xintiandi. We ended up in the cold in the wee hours of the morning, out of luck with getting a cab to stop for us. So we had … Continue reading

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EcoScholars 1

One of the many things that my friend Lynnette has planned to do with her new home is to make it a breeding ground for ideas – ideas for design, ideas for life, and everything that falls in between. So, … Continue reading

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