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Demise of my childhood hero – John Lennon

By on July 28, 2014 in Society & Culture
Demise of my childhood hero – John Lennon

I was a child of the 60s.  Not in the sense of being their and participating in that amazing decade of change.  I mean I was born at the beginning of the 60s and observed it as a child.  My earliest musical memory was trying to sing along to a song which I incorrectly interpreted […]

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The Three camps

By on March 30, 2014 in Society & Culture
The Three camps

I recently watched a talk by Rupert Sheldrake and Bruce Lipton with the title A Quest Beyond the Limits of the Ordinary given in 2007. I have been following their work for some time so I was excited to see the both on the same platform. They are the vanguard of generation of scientists who are challenging […]

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Basic curried rice for when you are tired of plain rice

By on March 8, 2013 in Food & Nutrition
Basic curried rice for when you are tired of plain rice

In the Philippines they love rice.  Have it three times a day with every meal.  I like rice also but not that much. Where I am staying now I have access to inexpensive seafood from a “wet market” which is the term the locals use to describe their local market which I guess can be […]

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Wiessbeir & Wine Patong

By on October 10, 2012 in Beer & Booze
Wiessbeir & Wine Patong

While walking on a main road in Patong  (Rat-u-tit) we spotted the sign for some German Wiess beer.  At first we could not work out where it was but finally realised entrance was via a narrow path along side a block that included some massage parlors.  Right behind the block was a German restaurant called […]

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Best Belgium Beer Selection In Phuket

By on September 28, 2012 in Beer & Booze
Best Belgium Beer Selection In Phuket

While visiting a shopping mall simply known as Central we made a great discovery.  Out in the open foyer area is a bar with what might be the best Belgium beer selection in Phuket.  There might be a better place in Phuket but if there is we have not found it yet. There are three […]

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Collected My ACR Card Just In Time

By on September 2, 2012 in Travel & Expat Living
Collected My ACR Card Just In Time

I was book to fly to kuala lumpur on the 3rd of September and needed to renew my ACR card in order to leave the country otherwise my Philippines residence visa might be revoked. I lodged the renewal on the 24th of August and told to return a week later to pickup my new ACR […]

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Promote A Growth Mind Set

By on April 8, 2012 in Parenting & Education

In her book; ‘Mindset – The New Psychology of Success‘, Carol Dweck PhD, identifies two types of mind sets that people fall into.  There is the fixed mindset that sees qualities such as intelligence as a predetermined and finite trait that we are unable develop further as if fixed in stone.   Then there is the growth mindset that […]

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Time for children

By on May 30, 2011 in Parenting & Education
Time for children

They Grow Up So Fast…  If you talk to parents of older children this is one of the most common things you will hear.  This will often be followed by regrets of how they did not spend enough time with their children and maybe how they missed out on certain things. I do understand what […]

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Children Are The Greatest Teachers

By on March 30, 2011 in Parenting & Education
Children Are The Greatest Teachers

For most parents, children just happen. Sometimes they are planned from the point of view of the decision to have them but very few parents plan much beyond that. Most of us grow up by default. Bringing up children is a huge undertaking that most parents give little consideration to. For the most part we […]

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Hot Water Showers in the Philippines

By on August 1, 2010 in Travel & Expat Living
Hot Water Showers in the Philippines

In the Philippines very few houses have centralized hot water systems and when providing hot water for showers the small units on the wall that plug in to the mains are the most common. I was taking a shower recently in a new apartment I recently moved into and all of a sudden there was […]

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