Gong Xi Fa Cai people!

There’s a party in Beijing tonight people! Non-stop fireworks all over the town. So welcome to the Year of The Rooster. As a wood Rabbit, yup that’s me, this year is apparently going to be a tough one. I’m not joking.  “Rabbits will have bad luck in their careers in 2017. There will be heavy pressure […]

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I’ve lost my mojo.

And I can’t seem to find it again. I haven’t written in over a week which is not a good sign. I’ve simply lost my mojo, my inspiration and hence the plot. So I’m looking for inspiration where I can find it, whether it’s at the spring festival at my daughters school…(Come on, it does […]

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Who doesn’t love a good dress-up?

I mean, it makes life so much more fun. But when I showed up at work wearing a suit and tie with heals, the amount of jaws dropping and eyes popping was surprising. 😂 They shouldn’t be so surprised by now. I have my quirks. If it’s not barefoot it’s a full on suit. Why […]

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We’re heading towards the great migration…

The Chinese New Year’s is coming and I vividly remember seeing this documentary a couple of years ago of the queues outside the train station in Beijing. Mayhem. Then I remember seeing National Geographics “Great Migrations” and all of a sudden I visualise hoards of people in slow motion, moving to dramatic music to the […]

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I dream of windswept moors and rolling hills.

Believe me when I say that I have days where I long for home, for a slice of sanity in the middle of it all. Not that my life is any more stressed out or unusual than others. It’s just that this year marks 13 years since I packed my bags and left and I’m kind of […]

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8 lessons learned on how to survive “Smog Week”.

I’ve learned a couple of things during what I now so lovingly call “Smog Week”. 1) First of all it’s nothing like Spring Break at Uni although it does come with the same kind of headache. 2) You can live with your air purifiers on full blast and keep your sanity after all. No I […]

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I have writer’s block.

I am a communicator. Full stop. I love anything and everything I can read, listen to and interpret as I wish. Music, books or  even how people talk. I sometimes think I have so many different voices in my head I’m not so sure which one to listen to. The rational me who functions very […]

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Hello 2017, we kind of knew you’d be showing up..

… although, at least here in Beijing, you could have done a better entrance than this I believe.. Not really the way you want to start a New Year. And unfortunately, this morning is not much better… That said I know it’s temporary and better air and blue skies will be back. Sooner rather than later I […]

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