Day 120 – La Dolce Vita

Unlike Venice or even Paris, Rome has the feel of everyday life everywhere. Even in the most touristy center, tucked in the narrow lane between two monuments is someone’s laundry drying from the window, and someone’s grandmother keeping a careful eye of the comings and goings on her street. The pulse of real Rome.


Note the grandmother of the street on the right…

INSEAD reunion

Group photo credits to Alexandre Halbardier

One weekend with 250 friends is not enough – but then again 1 year with 500 was not enough either. New memories were made.

  • Friday house party – which proved NOTHING has changed in 5 years – we still live on champagne, pizza and laughter
  • Doing another case in class – which proved something has changed, as the entire class actually read the case before the discussion
  • Celebrating in style in Fontainebleau chateau – which was definitely a change from all the nights spent in fliplops and shorts in Singapore
  • Hanging out in the lawn and cafeteria – which proved that even through many of us have moved, changed jobs, married and multiplied, nothing really has changed.

Let’s do many more mini-reunions before the next full-blown party 5 years from now.

PS. You can see the bigger pictures by clicking. If anyone wants the pictures in full size, send me a message.


Day 58 – Black and gold of Paris

My favorite part of Paris is Montmartre with its small alleys and tiny cafes. Getting lost in there is pure entertainment.  However, this time I decided to behave a little more like a real tourist (also because I no longer have many of the old pictures I’ve taken from Paris) and headed to the Eiffel tower and Seine. You can’t deny it – it is impressive.



Weekend escape

Life is hectic at the moment. For all the wrong reasons. But when you are really busy, there is nothing you need more than a break.

Three hours to Bruges, Belgium. Three nights. Small moments of peace.

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If you wonder why I have so many after-the-sunset pictures… There isn’t exactly that many hours of daylight in here at the moment. Very quaint. Very Christmassy.

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