Month: October 2022

Variety Of Pumpkins

Carving Pumpkins

Halloween is near and I never really celebrated Halloween until I had kids. Of course I knew about the dressing up from watching American TV shows but it was never a big thing in Asia when I was growing up. When we were in the UK, we started doing trick or treat with the kids […]

Black and Gray Microphone

Say You Do – Ultra

Ultra was a British pop band that made their debut in 1998. Their debut single Say You Do reached number 11 in the UK charts and their self titled album was in the top 40. This song is super catchy and is on repeat on my playlist. Lyrics to the song are as follow: I […]

Chessington Equivalent in Paris France

We spent the weekend in a theme park similar to Chessington World of Adventures except there was barely any queue in comparison to the theme parks in the UK! We were used to being stuck in queues for up to an hour to go on rides in Legoland, Paultons Parks and of course Chessington itself. […]

Teacher Apple

Je Suis Benny

I started my first French lesson today with a teacher. It is amazing how a teacher can explain things and make it much easier to understand. She has been correcting my pronounciation as well. Let’s see how this lasts and whether I can at least buy some bread and converse in French with my local […]

I Quit by Hepburn

Inspired by Audrey Hepburn, Hepburn is a four piece British Pop Rock Band which released it’s debut single I Quit in 1999. It peaked at number 8 of the UK singles chart. The song made it’s way into the soundtrack of the teen TV series Buffy The Vampire Slayer which resulted in a new video […]

Big Buck Bunny – Open Source Movie

I would like to share some bootstrapping ideas and sources of information in the upcoming weeks. Let me kick start with this. Ever needed a video file to be used to accompany your projects? Well, here is one for you. Big Buck Bunny is the second installment from the folks at Blender Studio. Yes, it […]

Red Stop Sign

Limiting Beliefs

I am very grateful for being able to complete my studies in school and graduating from University. Thanks to my parents for the funds and also my siblings for being there when I studied abroad. The reason this quote resonate with me is because upon reflection as I navigate through life, I do believe we […]

Down The Rabbit Hole

Number 1 Enemy by Daisy Dares You

The week is almost over and a quick dive into my music memory. This catchy tune came out as the debut single by British artist, Daisy Dares You in collaboration with the British rapper Chipmunk. It hit the airwaves in 2010 and was in the top 20s. She did record an album, Rush which unfortunately […]

Crowded Street With Cars Along Arc De Triomphe

Learning French with Duolingo

It has been almost 90 days that I have been using Super Duolingo. I am not using it religiously but it has become my morning routine that I have 88 days streak. So, here is what I like about the app: The gamification with leaderboard and a community of learners The daily reminder that nudges […]

Tool Set on Plank

Homebase Equivalent in France

As I continue to explore and discover France and compare similarities with the UK, here is my latest find. Leroy Merlin is similar to Homebase back in the UK where they sell home improvement items and has a garden center. It is a large French company. We bought some light fittings, curtain and curtain rails […]