When my colleague reminded me that there was a public holiday coming up this week, my first response was a wistful staring into the distance, plotting ways 1 day could turn into 3 weeks backpacking around Asia, but more on that later. What I wasn’t at all aware of was the cultural rabbit hole that lay ahead. … More 3 highlights, sharing Hari Raya Aidilfitri
What’s a Xhosa you might be asking? Well my friend, prepare to get warm up those tongue and cheek muscles, because it’s time to learn some basic words in Xhosa, one of the language native to southern- and South Africa. As one of the 4 biggest languages in South Africa, Xhosa is well worth a … More [X]hosa, a short teaser
I shared my first trip to Japan (2014) with two friends who were teaching English in South Korea, plus another who was living in Japan at the time. The trip consisted of Kyoto, Nagasaki & Shimabara, with brief glimpses of Fukuoka & Kumamoto as we moved around during the 8 days we had. The second time … More [J]apan, an alternate 2-weeks
Recently I was asked to be part of an internal video for our business, covering the topic of inclusivity. While this is nothing prestigious in itself (we make a ton of such videos each year around different topics) it meant a great deal to me as it touched on a nerve I was yet uncovering … More Can you express your conviction?