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    Please dump the Trump

    To the United States of America, I love you very much. I’m the best friend you have from afar. I love your people, your sense of fun and your immense ability to support the brightest…

    October 10, 2016
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    It is Edd with two Ds

    I knew Edd since the days of my Yahoo and Hotmail.com accounts. In internet years, that’s a long time and I quite like couching the length of our friendship in email years because he was an absolute techy and embraced the iPad…

    October 13, 2015
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    What next?

    I was feeling really despondent, moody and lethargic today. It’s the day I woke up and found out two innocent lives were taken by a crazed gunman who held more than 40 people in…

    December 16, 2014
  • Tacloban after the typhoon
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    Super typhoon Hagupit/Ruby

    What happened to a Category 5 Hurricane happening in Tacloban as a once-in-a-lifetime event? The second one is about to happen in less than 13 months since Yolanda. That is just cruel. 🙁…

    December 4, 2014
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    Diner en blanc 2014

    My only criticism of this year’s Diner en Blanc is that it wasn’t long enough. To call it a ‘picnic’ is a gross understatement although it really was just a gathering of friends who brought their…

    November 30, 2014
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    Lost and found

    For a year her ghost walked around. Confused. Uncertain. Trying to look for something she couldn’t find. She could hear voices, distant and muffled. This month a group of people found her body and suddenly everything…

    November 25, 2014
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    Eat like the French

    The moment of truth: less than eight hours after arriving at the Sydney airport, I tentatively stepped on my bathroom weighing scale. The type of desserts I had in the past two weeks flashed…

    November 8, 2014