And so here I am. Right in the thick of this moveable feast. Strange as it is, I love it all. The congested streets. The grime, the grit. Messy shopfronts, a prelude to the paraphernalia within. Shop owners coaxing unsuspecting tourists to get the best bang for their Baht. Tireless sellers carting wares balanced precariously … Continue reading Romancitycise
How to Fika Like a Swede
Ask a friend out for a cup of coffee Stroll into a nearby cafe Order favourite coffee and get a pastry to go alongside. Choose from the assortment of confectionery - we recommend the kanelbullar (cinnamon bun), kardemummabullar (cardamom bun) or kladkakka (a sticky chewy yummy Swedish cake), or the chokladbollar (chocolate ball). Settle in … Continue reading How to Fika Like a Swede
A Thought: Does Absolute Freedom Exist?
I am sitting by the window at a quiet-zone carriage, whooshed in a metal cabin from Copenhagen to Stockholm, making my return to this beautiful city after a fascinating weekend at the vibrant Danish capital. As I'm typing this post, I'm reflecting on my eventful Scandinavian summer thus far. We have only a few days left … Continue reading A Thought: Does Absolute Freedom Exist?
On the Road in Penang
"To be honest, I don't see what's the big deal with this tiny island. Every holiday, tourists would flock in from all corners of the world as though it has so much to offer. Many of these attractions are deliberately overpriced - the museums, the parks, the tours... tak ada apanya sebenarnya. Tak lah sehebat mana … Continue reading On the Road in Penang
Fuelled by His Mercy
There is no other moment quite as interesting as being in mid-air, I think. There is that violent realisation that essentially, you are suspended in the sky. And the only reason you are still alive and flying, beyond any technical reasoning or engineering marvel, as a believer, you would know that it is by the … Continue reading Fuelled by His Mercy
She Reads to Travel, & Travels to Read
When she said that perhaps she would see you in another season, she never thought it would be so soon. Spring flitted by and in no time, she was acquainted with the summer sun torching down relentlessly before pacifying with episodes of intermittent rain. Coming back felt like a warm and teary embrace. The first time … Continue reading She Reads to Travel, & Travels to Read