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A Precious Smile

We’re sitting in a train headed towards the mountains, playing Exploding Kittens. The compartment is packed. Luckily we’ve been early and caught a little space with a table for the four of us – two friends, my love and me. By the time precipices rise high outside the train window and the snow-covered mountain peaks seem within reach, we’re lost in the game. It’s funny. I remember being on trips many years ago, hearing other people having fun and laughing, envying them. There was no fun where...

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2017: Dreams & Goals

Happy New Year, my loves! I hope you’ve had a great start. I believe in the power of new beginnings. New Year and birthdays are good opportunities to both reflect on past achievements (and failures) and look ahead. An opportunity to focus on what you want to achieve and who you want to become. 2016 has set a new direction in my life. I got accepted to the visual communication studies, bringing the odyssey of finding the ‘right’ path for my professional future...

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Saving A Friendship In Bangkok

September 2015 How far would you go to save a friendship? After some back and forth that included a spontaneous trip to Manila, it finally works out: I’d meet up with my Burmese friend in Bangkok – as a compromise between Yangon and Singapore, where I’m staying for a couple of weeks. We met two years ago at a beach party in Singapore and subsequently got closer through Facebook – thanks to his insomnia and the fact that I, living in Switzerland, was the...

Manila Love

I fell in love. I was caught by surprise. It should have been a fleeting encounter, a one night stand, but it ended up being a short, intense and passionate meeting. He’s different than anyone I’ve met before. He is wild, loud, exotic, somehow raw. Difficult to understand. His facets are captivating, but don’t let him fool you. He can be dangerous if you don’t look out. On the other side, he’s a welcoming smile, a warm laugther, a charming compliment....