The first time I ever went on an overseas trip was when I was three months old and I was leaving Auckland, NZ to move to my dads homeland – Penang Island, Malaysia. I lived there just shy of 12 years and in that time my childhood was filled with many amazing South-East Asian adventures. (more…)
I can’t remember exactly what I was doing when it happened but I can remember so vividly the way I felt when I heard a huge crash sound and Adam call out in pain as he fell to the ground.
I had just arrived back in Japan the day before after visiting my family in New Zealand and I still believe it was fate that brought me home in time to be by Adam’s side. (more…)
For those of you living in the Southern Hemisphere spring has sprung! For many of us the arrival of spring often means it’s also a time to “declutter” one’s life. This can include a variety of things such as the infamous spring cleaning of your home, a pre-summer health detox before the Christmas season kicks off and the whole eat, drink and be merry sentiment becomes the perfect excuse to overindulge. (more…)
I haven’t always loved the skin I’m in…
When I first moved to New Zealand I was excited to arrive in my mum’s homeland and learn about the half of me that was so completely foreign and exotic. Growing up on a small tropical island called Penang (part of Malaysia) and being brown was normal, and it was my caucasian mother who stuck out like a sore thumb everywhere we went. (more…)
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For the past 5 years Bali has been the one place I visit at least once every year (often solo), and I find myself pining for the place like I have a bad case of homesickness. I’ve never lived there, but it has this sense of familiarity about it that just makes me feel like I’m home as soon as I step off the plane and into that delicious balmy Bali air. (more…)