Here they come Carling, Carlsberg Can in hand Duck, done, some, come Man, stuff I can hear them Here they come.
Three years and three months in Singapore and I’m still getting used to the speed of change here in this country. I have complained in the past about how disorientating and transient it feels. Coming from a sleepy island background that is run by an equally laidback and inefficient government, rapid physical and environmental changeContinue reading “The Speed of Change”
One Saturday morning, I found myself in The Living Room of the Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, a serviced apartment in Singapore that I was reviewing for a night. The Living Room on the mezzanine floor is their library cum lounge area, complete with Macbooks, paperbacks, plush sofas, soft carpets, an Xbox corner and plenty ofContinue reading “Inspired by Le Corbusier”
Sometimes the contents of a person’s drawer can tell a lot about their personality – the same with their office desk. Here is a snapshot of my office drawer, one out of three drawers on my side. Winnie the Pooh Kleenex tissue box Kleenex is the only tissue brand I buy, as I’ve recently becomeContinue reading “The contents of my drawer”
There is a proverb that goes, “a bowl of vegetables with someone you love is better than steak with someone you hate.” This is especially true with regards to a surprise birthday party that my friends in Manchester threw me two years ago. In all respects it was a really basic party – victoria spongeContinue reading “My birthday surprise”
On my latest trip to Penang, I had a mini reunion with two of my university friends. It was like first year in Manchester all over again – it was winter of 2005 and we were 19 once again. During this trip, we talked about: • The horrible school dinners in Owens Park, where fishContinue reading “Manchester reunion”
You don’t know how much you love a place until you’ve left. Living vicariously in Manchester through a friend’s mobile photos: brown and green, definitely the colours that go. Photos by Shona Greenhill. Manchester town hall Grafitti on Dawson’s store Reflection along the canal Arndale wall Bridge along Castlefield
A collection of the best and funniest graffiti spotted during my time in Europe, from the superbly skillful to the banefully basic. Close to the University of Amsterdam, Dec 2010 At the corner from a psychedelic cafe I was dining at Close to the University of Amsterdam, Dec 2010 In a very dodgy area IContinue reading “Graffiti collection”