Monthly Archives: December 2017

2017 has been a great year


Tomorrow is the last day of the year and last days are usually melancholy for me – regardless if it’s the last day of work, of school, or of year. Last day signifies a time for change, and that’s always … Continue reading

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If You’re so Smart, Why Aren’t You Happy/ by Raj Raghunathan


I had taken a MOOC by Prof Raj in 2015 before he published this book and thoroughly enjoyed it. The course is one of the most popular courses in Coursera and I highly recommend it to you. I also helped … Continue reading

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New Selected Stories by Alice Munro


This book gives a good sampling of Munro’s writing through her career, from 1998-2009. The collection of three short stories from each of five published books are not necessarily my favorite works from her, but it has a variety of … Continue reading

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Cardio and strength training with Suspension TRX


Funzing is a portal for people who want to try unique experiences, especially exercise classes without a package commitment that comes with most studios, but it also offers other classes like baking and pottery etc. I’ve tried a 3-hour scorpio … Continue reading

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Before We Forget – Movie review


    Before We Forget is the sequel to the critically acclaimed The Kid from Big Apple, the debut film by screenplay writer and director Jess Teong. I didn’t watch the first film but I was assured that it would not affect the second story. The … Continue reading

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Into the volcano crater – Ijen


Ijen – a local Javanese word for Lone. I love the name – melancholic and romantic. But Ijen Crater is anything but lone when I was there two Sundays ago. You wouldn’t believe the crowd which descended at midnight, all … Continue reading

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A Salsa massage @ Surabaya


I’m here waiting for my son as we spent the last hour pampering ourselves with Javanese massage after the arduous climb to the 2400ft Ijen Crater. The beauty centre caters everything beauty for a woman but provide back and foot … Continue reading

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