Travel: A Day in Strasbourg, France


I’d never really heard much about Strasbourg  before, but it turned out to be one of my favourite cities to visit during my trip to Europe. While it sits really close to the German border, it’s actually located in northeastern France, and is the formal seat of the European Parliament. What I found most fascinating […]

Musings: Dancing with Divas


It’s been a good five years working on the front lines in the media, and I’ve come across the prevalent and rather ridiculous phenomenon of people mistaking rude or unkind behaviour for competence. Very often, people get away with murder because everyone is just too scared of some kind of backlash to retaliate or speak up for […]

Musings: Camera Goggles


  You know the feeling. Looking at the world through technicolour filters and a plastic lens. When you see something completely astounding or breathtakingly beautiful, and your hands reach instinctively for your phone or DSLR to capture the moment before it passes you by. Ironically, in taking the time to nail that perfect shot, it […]

Musings: Flea Market Fraternity


“Watch out for him. He just got discharged from the mental hospital,” said a white-haired, wrinkled man in a black polo shirt, as he dragged his wares around in a rusty shopping cart. Plastic toys, old VCDs and antique rings — a pile of carefully-foraged treasure. He was referring to the younger vendor grinning widely at me in earnest. Aside […]