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Getting Sorted in New York

Apologies for the absence. I had no intention of taking a hiatus from blogging but my New York and Hong Kong trips left me quite on the verge of exhaustion. So much that my first few days in Malaysia were a complete write-off, it felt …

Humans of Interchange – Monchee

When did you first arrive in Australia? Do you want the exact date? 28th December 2014. I’m studying nursing right now but back in the Philippines I already have a nursing degree. I even passed the entrance exams to go to medical school back home. …

I Speak the English

This is an excerpt of a piece that was published in Vertigo: and those we’ve left behind, Issue 2 2015. Vertigo is a student-run magazine at the University of Technology, Sydney. The full version is free and available in hard copy around UTS, soon to be …

Name Day Shenanigans

One of my faux pas during exchange was wishing Constantinos a happy birthday on a day which was actually not his birthday but his name day. In Game of Thrones the two seem to mean the same thing but in the real world a name …

Fresh Prince

Matt threw a belated 21st shindig last week at The Avenue. We’re both from the same year at the same university, doing the same half degree but I don’t think we ever got around to talking much until we went on exchange together. Incidentally we …

Here’s Looking at You, Flower

Here are a couple of photos from my trip to Skansen with Andrea a couple of months ago. Skansen is a museum cum zoo located in Djurgarden. It was pretty deserted the day we went despite the awesome weather. I had hardly ever had alone …

Norrmalmstorgssyndromet

I wrote the entirety of this post on my plane back home. In the Batman comic The Killing Joke, the Joker sets out to prove that the ordinary man is only one day away from reaching insanity. In high school had one day that felt …

Lantis

The blogpost everyone on exchange has surely been waiting for. A recap of all the meals I had at Lantis. To the curious, Lantis is the biggest restaurant on Stockholm University campus. You pay 82 kr (MYR 41/ AUD 15) or 62 kr with a …

F12/Fredsgatan 12

Someone once asked me, what would I like if I didn’t like food? I like a bunch of stuff, like the darkest shade of black or the smell of an old book with yellowed pages. As a kid, I had a love/fake hate relationship with …

Greece Part 1 – Athens

I started writing this post sitting on the lounge of a cruise ship headed towards Santorini. But I won’t get ahead of myself, I’ll begin 36 hours ago, 6 am on Thursday when we first arrived at Skavsta airport. You might remember Skavsta from my previous …