Monthly Meetup @ SoMuchToTellYou

Welcome to the inaugural Monthly Meetup at Jolene’s SoMuchToTellYou! Whether you are new to blogging, or a passive blogger like me, meeting a few kindred souls and gaining invaluable feedback can make or break your path to blogging longevity. The rules are simple: In the Comment section below, please share with us a short summary…

The Guilty (Den Skyldige) (2018)

Country: Denmark Language: Danish There is something about film festivals that resonates with the eclectic in me. Whilst a plethora of Asian (and other foreign) films have graced cinema screens Down Under in recent years, my quest for everything Nordic has so far left me with slim pickings. That is, until the 2018 Sydney Film…

Jungfrau Region (Switzerland) – A Hiker’s Paradise (Part 2)

Most climbers aren’t in fact deranged, they’re just infected with a particularly virulent strain of the Human Condition. – Jon Krakauer (Eiger Dreams) Start here for Part 1 of my Hiker’s Paradise in Switzerland’s Jungfrau region.  Grindelwald Fresh from my discovery of Lauterbrunnen and Gimmelwald just the day before, I set out to explore Switzerland’s…

Jungfrau Region (Switzerland) – A Hiker’s Paradise (Part 1)

Let me start by apologising for my prolonged absence from my beloved WP community. Sure, I have replied to comments and even stalked my favourite sites from time to time, but for the most part, it might have appeared that I’d slipped into premature hibernation. Alas, I have just been travelling! Unlike my previous travels,…

Unforgettable (Featuring Eagle’s Nest)

Dear You, We often speak of time standing still. We speak of seismic moments; moments which never fail to immobilise us in our thoughts and prayers for another exquisite encounter. We speak of our dreams, hopes and joys – near and afar – as if destined to live out our forever in the numbered days….

Walk With Me (De Standhaftige) (2016)

Country: Denmark Language: Danish Much has been said about companionship being the greatest form of love. As elusive as this feels sometimes, it often presents itself in the most unlikeliest of places. Little did I know that I would find it in a small budget arthouse Danish film, where a weighty subject matter finds its…

Why I Fail at New Year’s Resolutions (& How 2018 Will Be Different)

As the hour chimed midnight and fireworks danced across the skies of Sydney Harbour, I sat on my favourite couch and eagerly Googled this term: New Year’s Resolutions. As a firm believer of “what will be will be”, I’m not one to dwell on resolutions. After a particularly tumultuous 2017, however, a confidence booster would…

Designed in Denmark – Chasing Hygge in Copenhagen

As a passionate connoisseur of Danish designs, my tour of Denmark would be incomplete without an artful ride through the streets of Copenhagen. With a population registering a little more over five million people, this southernmost Scandinavian nation undoubtedly punches above its weight in cutting edge contemporary design. The Danish design footprint – with an…

5 TED Talks to Change Your Mind

I logged into WordPress today, horrified at the realisation that I have not produced any original content for over a month (Almost Friends was really a repost from August)! A blogger I follow astutely pointed out that if we don’t adequately nourish and nurture our blogs, what right do we have to demand an active…

Almost Friends

There is a bus shelter not too far from my place Boasting a fresh coat of red and white paint It beckons Everyday As if keen to rouse me from my trancelike state With a coffee in one hand And a head full of Coldplay I dash for the 7.23 that would take me to…

Giethoorn – The Floating Utopia

Have you ever wondered where the fairies might live if they have their pick of the world today? Have you ever wondered where you might live – what type of life you might lead – if the choice is based on lifestyle alone? If the hustle and bustle of city living is becoming a bitter…

An Artful Exploration of Amsterdam

A lot has changed since the 17th century when the Netherlands basked in glory as the world’s economic powerhouse (in fact, Amsterdam was home to the world’s first stock exchange). What has withstood the tests of time, however, is its enduring influence on the global art scene, from Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Vermeer to Amsterdam’s…

Retracing The Fault in Our Stars in Amsterdam

A month ago today I returned home to Sydney, Australia from a whirlwind 26-day sojourn in Europe (you may start with Day One here). I lament that an entire month has lapsed since my last post, and in all honesty, I have been battling hard about the destination for my first post. In the end,…

Photo-Blog Day 26 – Copenhagen (Goodbye)

Dear Copenhagen Goodbyes are never easy. But I wonder why they must always be this hard. You’ve always known how much I needed to be here. Now you know how grateful I am to be here; and that leaving you for the second time is no easier than the first. I look at the expectant…

Photo-Blog Day 25 – Copenhagen

A lack of time has oftentimes been the culprit of everything; from our inability to spend quality time with loved ones, to more fundamentally our inability to see beyond our fingertips. It is just as well then that I am in Denmark – the purveyor of dreams and possibilities – where time is measured not…