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Singapore to Malaysia by bus

A couple of weeks ago I went to Kuala  Lumpur, Malaysia by bus. This was a truly unique and new experience for me, as one couldn't travel country to country by bus in Australia . Going by b…

To have no shame for change

There was this interesting concept that had been shared with me during my little adventures which challenges our traditional way of thinking and general inclinations, and that's often to avoid e…

A Lions farewell...

The Lions club has meant a lot for me over the years and I would like to thank them for always being welcoming and having me a part of their club :) As I'm moving to Singapore quite soon, here…

Taking a break to problem solve

"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail".     - Abraham Maslow Isn't it funny that we can often think that way. That there is only one …

On grass...

Someone once told me that in the past to have grass was a privilege and often a sign that you are royalty, associated with royalty in some way, or at least well off like one. As it was rare to hav…

To the Duke of Ed...

The past few years I've been on many different adventurous, far and wide, and in many different forms and shapes. You'll probably find some of those adventures on my blog, floating around he…

My belated graduation...

After months since graduating I've finally been able to have my official graduation with a post-graduate I've been studying with the Australian Computer Society through their CPEP program (C…

You make your own choices...

Life is full of endless choices and decisions, with the many different opportunities and pathways coming our way and we never know which way may be the 'right' way. What is the right way tho…

The core housing foundation

I saw an episode of Hot Cities on SBS Online (Australian TV) a while back ago and it was talking about how people living in Cuba were finding shelter to protect themselves from hurricanes and other n…

Getting a visa for Vietnam – from Australia

Travelling can be confusing so I have written up this rough guide to give you an idea of the process of applying and getting ready for going to Vietnam from Australia. I'm based in Melbourne,…

Debt - is it bad?

Debt - what is it? The word, 'debt' carries carries with it a negative connotation, particularly after the GFC where debt is one of the main factors in it. From Dictionary.com, it stands f…

Credit report

Ever wondered what your credit was like? Well, as I only realised recently you can check it for free. Although as far as I know this method only applies for Australians. Here are the steps to order…

Back from Vietnam

Greetings all, I'm finally back and blogging again in Melbourne now. It's been a truly eventful and interesting journey in Vietnam, but I'm truly glad to be back home. They say there'…

Vietnam - such a resourceful country

I'm in Vietnam at the moment admiring how resourceful the citizens are here. Often we there is much wastage in Westernised countries such as where I live (Australia). The things we take for gr…

Living life forward

At times we can find ourselves constantly thinking about the past, the what-ifs, what went right, what went wrong, etc. It seems that while we do need to learn from the past, we do need to live in t…

Be yourself

In a world that where we often feel pressured to conform and follow the norms in so many different ways, we can often find we lose ourselves in one way or another. From the expectation that one mus…

One way at looking at pressure

We all seem to get stressed or pressured in one way or another, whether due to work, our personal relationships with family, friends, or simply because we feel as though we have too many responsib…

There are no mistakes, only lessons

Mistakes and failures. They can be words we dread, yet, rephrased and looked at a different way it can be seen from a different perspective. There's a nice quote I came across the other day wh…

Overcoming challenges to transcend yourself

Life brings challenges and obstacles onto each of us that can seem quite overwhelming at times. Through the process of reflection and self-assessment, I believe each of us has the potential to grow …

Weather and climate views

Here's a few great links that you may want to check out. World Sunlight Map This gives you a view of where the sun is shining light on the earth. There is a flat rectangular view as well as a …

Kids don't have filters and believe .. possible

Have you ever thought about how kids seem to dream some of the craziest things, things that we often think are impossible. But we were kids once too if you remember those days... I remember having …

How to Start Anew by writing it down on paper

If you are finding it difficult to sleep or concentrate at times, it may be worth writing things down on paper. I find it particularly handy when I can't sleep if I'm worrying about somethi…

My detention centre visit...

A couple of weeks ago I went to visit an asylum detention centre to see what one is truly like particularly given all the media coverage, etc. surrounding it. It's something that had been on my…

Learning the reasons

I was given some good piece of advice recently on teaching that on teaching that I'd like to share with you that helps improve the way you teach someone whether formally as a teacher or just teac…

On success and happiness

Success and happiness means something different to each of us... They say one man's trash is another man's treasure and I'd say the same can be said in regards to success and happiness …
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