Same Same But Different Blue Sky

If you are going to Thailand or Vietnam, you need to learn a phrase ‘same same but different’. How to use ‘same same but different’: You are shopping with your girlfriend and a lady behind a counter asks if this is your wife. You answer ‘same same but different’. You have found a Rolex watch…

We Need Each Other

‘Why would you get a projector if you are sleeping on the floor? You eat rice three times a day.’ Little did I understand what was important during my first volunteering days in Cambodia. A week passed by and I found myself sleeping on the bamboo mat, eating rice three times a day and indulging…

When You Always Want More

It is about 15 minutes walk. You will see it on your right. There is no way you can miss it, she said. I am doing as told. My feet is dusty and dirty and I am sweating even from my …. (You don’t need to know that). I keep going. There is nothing that looks…

Dream Pink. Quest the World

I thought I was fat and old. I have given up hope. Got so tired and numb. Why does life have to be so hard? I might have even been depressed at some point. I have ignored 68 messages on my online dating profile. What’s the problem with these playboy looking hulks in their 30s?…

Magical Memory Box

That sound when everyone is unwrapping Christmas presents and if you stop for a moment you can hear magic. Christmas used to be so magical. The very fancy Santa does not look so intimidating these days. I still believe in magic. I went to Sweden to visit my family and the only way I can describe the…

Sweetness of Doing Nothing

“La Dolce Far Niente” – pleasant relaxation in carefree idleness (Italian, literally, sweet doing nothing). Don’t you think that the art of doing nothing should be practised more often? There must be ways to incorporate la dolce far niente even if you are juggling a busy 9-5 job, very needy and loving spouse, gym sessions and…