I’ve stood on Palace grounds and walked on one of the seven wonders. 

It’s been a productive week for sure. I took a whopping three days off work this week in order to spend some quality time with my in-laws. And to (finally) be a tourist in this amazing town I currently call home. Beijing has amazing history and lots to see but when you live and work […]

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Back pain, new workout routine and yes she’s at it again..

Let’s start with the mother of all evil shall we. My lower back. I’ve been standing up at work for the last 6-7 months now which has done wonders to my posture but totally destroyed my lower back and hips from time to time. It may have something to do with the fact that I’m […]

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From Beijing Blue to Winter Wonderland courtesy of Finnair

It’s been that time again. You know what I mean, it’s been one of those days in where I’ve spent most of my day up in the air. Well perhaps I do that most days.. but today I was in the hands of my favourite “take me home” carrier, Finnair. You know I’ve been praising them […]

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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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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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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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Back in Beijing…

… and the sun is shining outside my office. To be honest, it happens more often than I thought it would. And while I’m back in the saddle, albeit slightly dazed and confused due to the lack of sleep from tonight’s flight over from Singapore, hubby & daughter just boarded flight number two out of three. […]

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From Beijing to Singapore with love.

Christmas will be spent under palm trees and in 30 degrees heat this year. Breaks my Christmas heart in many ways but at the same time, that’s where my boy’s are at. 👌🏻 I haven’t seen them since the this summer so I’m looking forward to some serious snuggling. Not so sure they agree though. […]

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