Monthly Archives: December 2013

12 Days of Christmas : #Greetings

12 Days of Christmas : #Greetings

We love learning and discovering different cultural gestures. Today I would like to share our special exchange of festive greetings from Japan. Konichiwa or in this case Merry Kurisumasu メリークリスマス from the land of the rising sun! We haven’t seen much sunny cheer this winter but thanks to Japan’s famous ‘Winter Illuminations’;our cold, dark nights shine ever(…)

12 Days of Christmas : #The Kit

12 Days of Christmas : #The Kit

Finding yourself rummaging through your bag? Best way to prepare for that is to get together a festive kit this December. Here are a few of my favorite ‘essentials’ to complete a night out :1. Pump it up : Jill Sander low heel pumps that would suit any outfit, glam it up and tone it down. This(…)

12 Days of Christmas : #Let there be light!

12 Days of Christmas : #Let there be light!

              http://www.youtube.com/user/thestaronlineThe word paról is derived from the Spanish word farol, meaning “lantern”. Another, less-known name for this and lanterns in general is paritaán.Patterns of the paról evolved from the five-pointed paper star lantern originally crafted by an artisan named Francisco Estanislao in 1928. His creation was made of bamboo strips covered with papél de japón (Japanese paper) , illuminated by a(…)

12 Days of Christmas : #Sharing the Breakfast Club

12 Days of Christmas : #Sharing the Breakfast Club

 The art of sharing comes hand in hand with food. Last Sunday, marked a beautiful weekend where I caught up with my childhood friends in what I call a “Pre-Christmas” celebration. The girls planned the brunch in Acme Bar & Coffee in Troika where it brought back memories of cafe’s in Melbourne, New York &(…)

Stationary Nerd

Stationary Nerd

These days, meetings often take up most of my time; I think that is the biggest change I have noticed. In Asia no one stops, the city is constantly on the go, as though on steroids. Shaking hands, heated discussions, exchanges of business cards and a schedule that is bursting at the seams. After a few(…)