All flights cancelled

Just three weeks ago, everything looked pretty great. I had just completed my PPL theory, work was going well, we were about to go to New York for a few days and I was finally about to start my official PPL flight training.Oh, how things have changed… That goes for everyone in most parts of … More All flights cancelled

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Lupus, part two.

Almost two years ago, I wrote my first blog post about Lupus, inspired by my friend’s struggle with the disease. She established the Plum Blossom Foundation to raise awareness and support other people suffering from Lupus, and she made an inspiring short movie called FLARE: Living with Lupus, which has been played at several different film festivals and was … More Lupus, part two.

Ten things that are ‘normal’* in Thailand, but not elsewhere… and vice versa

* By ‘normal’, I mean ‘socially accepted’ rather than ‘common’. Ten things that are ‘normal’ in Thailand, but not elsewhere 1. Eating disorders When you visit Thailand, you notice soon enough that everyone is pretty slim or even skinny. When I first arrived, I thought this was a natural thing – generally speaking, Asians have … More Ten things that are ‘normal’* in Thailand, but not elsewhere… and vice versa

The Vegetarian Festival – another thing I love about Thailand

The Vegetarian Festival (เทศกาลกินเจ) was held in Thailand 27 September – 5 October 2011 (or, the equivalent Thai year of 2554). This annual Festival is the celebration of the Chinese community’s belief that abstinence from meat and various stimulants will help obtain good health and peace of mind. Ironically, my visit to China was the last … More The Vegetarian Festival – another thing I love about Thailand