Where are you from?

“Where are you from?” is a very simple four worded question, but what could be embedded  is an ongoing questionnaire of multiple levels or even an interrogation. From a young age, I learnt that this question is not just a one-question and straight short answer combination. Depending on where you are, who you are speaking with or maybe how you feel, there can be a variety of answers to respond with. Based on this question, people make judgement on who you are, how they feel about you and whether or not to continue the conversation. Somehow, this four-worded question does […]

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Photo Update: My photo is exhibited in Greece

Last month I submitted some photos to the Blank Wall Gallery’s Landscape Photo Contest. Very honoured to have received news that one of my submissions has won the opportunity to be exhibited at the Blank Wall Gallery in Athens, Greece between 20 October and 2 November this year. I am representing Australia. If you have that way, pop in and take a look! Exhibitions – Landscapes 2017

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My journey into Psychology

You might be wondering why on earth would I be writing a post about Psychology. Since when did “I” had anything to do with Psychology? Early this year, I took up on studying a Psychology subject through Open University Australia (OUA).  I had thought of going back to university in Australia to study something in the health sector, specifically in disciplines such as Speech Pathology or Physiotherapy. The expensive master degrees were what I had looked at. Both these courses had a first year Psychology unit listed as a pre-requisite unit, hence, I took on the challenge so that I […]

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Summer Time

It has been a while since my last post. Nearly over 5 months to be exact. Since my last post, a lot happen indeed happened but I just haven’t had time to write anything. I am working on a few things right now. Once I have something more fleshed out, I will post more. But for now, I just wanted to post up some new photos I have taken during my most recent road trip to Mount Fuji. I am on summer vacation at the moment and trying to do mini road trips when and where ever I can. This […]

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Bali Temple Mystery – To sarong or not to Sarong?

Do I need to wear a sarong? This is a question that all tourists will ask over and over again when going to a temple in Bali.  People get confused and wonder what other dress codes and rules there are specific for females and males. I wanted to share my thoughts and experience in this regards from a recent trip to Bali. For starters, I will say that the dress code rules vary base on the temple being visited. I dare say there are somewhat-strict and strict-strict temples in Bali which result to this differences in dress code for guests. To help […]

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My Authentic Getaway to South Asia

Close your eyes and imagine hills of verdurous rice paddies, clear blue beaches and colourful vibrate coral reefs waiting to be explored by you.  Now imagine sweating it out at a meditating yoga class and feeling fully refreshed afterwards.  To help loosen up the tension in the muscles, a luxuriate massage session is waiting for you by the resort pool.  Sounds amazing? Bali is a small yet an exotic island that encapsulates all these things.  Its exoticness is exactly the reason why so many people travel there – for the so-called authentic relax paced holiday in South Asia. Cocktails and […]

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Photo Update: Okinawa shots are up!

It took me a while to get to it but I finally managed to go through my backlog of photos taken in Okinawa during my October trip.  I have yet to write a full story about it, but I think the photos speak for themselves.  Okinawa is a stunning place and dare say that anyone who goes there would have a magical time. Anyways, you can enjoy looking at my photos here: http://the-little-me.com/photos/okinawa/  

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Away in Taipei

My travel experience has taught me that a trip without hiccups or mistakes isn’t a good trip.   It is easily forgotten if not hard to remember.  A trip that went all well and good is harder to remember the full details.  It’s like nightmares where you remember mainly the bad ones and the good ones leave a good feeling only.  Well, my last summer trip to Taipei was nothing short of hiccups and mistakes for a life to remember. Towards the end of August, I still had a handful of days left for school summer vacation.  I did not want […]

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Breathtaking Hokkaido

For years, Hokkaido has been on my travel list.  I’ve wanted to put a tick next to this place on my list for yonks.  Years of listening to other people’s stories about how great the place was, and having amazing pictures on various locations in Hokkaido presented to me when I least expected it; I was done being the sitting duck. I needed to take matters in my own hands.  One night, while sitting on the floor in my apartment, I took out my work calendar. I looked at the upcoming two months very carefully. I was looking for something… […]

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