My first ever experience of using the web to locate services was when I was still living in Shanghai. Although during most of my time spent in China, Facebook was blocked and so I decided to spend life without the awesome online tool. And so there were other services for expatriates including Craigslist.
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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 [...]
I’m about to share a bit of a ‘funny’ true story with you; ’til today I’ve only shared it with my twin sister because it is also somewhat shameful. When I was living in Shanghai I had something like “movie night” as often as every other night. It was something that was mine alone; I’d [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Should local businesses change their opening hours? I was talking to a non-Seychellois about this exact topic a few weeks ago. He found it odd that people here in Seychelles are ‘spoiled’ to that extent, i.e. almost everyone takes their lunch from 12pm to 1pm without fail. The topic came up because I was working [...]
Earlier today I found out through Facebook’s birthday notification that it was my friend Boakai’s birthday. I went to his wall and was shocked to find out that he is no longer with us. So I really want to take a few minutes to write a few things about my old pal. Most of the [...]
I didn’t think I would need it any time soon, especially because I’m just starting out, but it looks like busy-ness couldn’t have arrived any sooner…I am officially a busy person. I have a lot on my plate, to the point whereby I have to actually get offline from any IM so I can sit [...]
This is not a sponsored post (although it should be, heheh…). A few months ago a close friend of mine and longtime childhood buddy “Ant”, who coaches the juniors of the national swimming team told me that she’s headed to Shanghai with “the kids” as they will be participating in the Fina World Championships.
Seychelles has apparently ranked #5 out of 54 Commonwealth countries, when it comes to gender equality. New Zealand tops the list, followed by Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominica and then Seychelles, respectively. My take on gender equality here in Seychelles…well, it’s definitely up there. I remember a few years ago in Shanghai when I was [...]
I haven’t updated this blog for a few weeks now. Been too busy for this blog. The new semester has begun, I’ve started working on my website and my mum is in Shanghai (sharing my dorm room!). So I’ve been trying to get back on track with the studies, trying to get more members in [...]