One of the most interesting things about living here in Seychelles is meeting expatriates from all over the world and understanding other views of this country from their perspective. It really is an amazing experience, especially if you’ve been to their countries and have experienced life as an expatriate yourself. All of a sudden you [...]
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On New Year’s day we headed to Beijing’s HouHai again but this time everyone was game and we all went ice skating, as well as ice cycling. I was glad because the last time we went to the place, both my younger brother and my sister refused to ice skate so we ended up just [...]
Hi all, I just realized that this is my first post for the year 2012! I have lots of blog updates to complete. I didn’t have access to the internet (on a computer) when I returned to Singapore, and I was also very busy hanging out with my family members so I didn’t update much. [...]
It’s almost 3:30am and I have just jumped into bed. I am a bit tired so I will not try to make this post a long one. As I mentioned earlier, Dominique had caught the flu so we cancelled our plans for the day and decided to take things easy. So I went over to [...]
Early this week we went to HouHai which is an old town here in Beijing and a tourist area where pople can buy Chinese souvenirs. The frozen lake or large river rather is used for ice activities such as ice skating, ice hockey, ice cycling and so on. I really wanted to ice skate but [...]
In most of the years that I was living in Shanghai, I never used those public transportation cards. The first 2-3 years I travelled around by taxi (mainly because at the time, I thought it was affordable and convenient and also because I seldom left the dorm). After that, I decided to get myself a [...]
This sucks. Here I was taking a bit of a nap at 7pm when my mum told me that the English news mentioned that Air Seychelles has decided to drop Singapore as one of their weekly destinations. In fact, they are dropping it completely. Their last trip will be on November 22nd, and the plane [...]
In Seychelles we do not celebrate Halloween. It’s not in the culture, nor tradition. In recent years however, there have been a growing number of Halloween-themed events such as discos, parties, etc. Some stores might offer Halloween discounts or sales (this is quite rare but it happens). As far as I know, that’s pretty much [...]
Last week I had a lot of online bills to pay so I paid them off one by one. I must have been a little short on my Paypal funds because I noticed that there was an option of completing the payment through partial payment using funds from the bank account linked to my Paypal [...]
Both are wonders of the world and I’ve always wanted to see India’s Taj Mahal. Next month I’ve decided to take a 3-week break abroad and I’ve been pondering on whether the vacation should be to visit China or India.
Okay so I was going through the books in my reading list for this month and “Eat Pray Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert seems to be the really interesting one so I’ll start with that. I am at chapter 6, there are 108 chapters.
I don’t read much but when I do, I enjoy it. I want to complete reading “A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers” by Xiao Lu Guo. I started reading it in China before I returned, but I decided to leave all my books there so my friend could post them all to me later. So [...]
This week I finally received the 3 parcels of my personal belongings that I left in China. A really good friend of mine helped keep it for several months and then she helped me post the stuff. Today I was rummaging through the boxes and I was pleasantly surprised at what I found…my friend had [...]
I will no longer be accepting unwritten/unused cards from the following countries (because I already have too many cards from them): Italy Germany Spain Czech Republic Poland Singapore China France Philippines India Chile *There might be some more others. Please ask me.