There’s a baby on board

August 2, 2014
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He shot up from where he was sitting, “Ma’am, would you like a seat?” he asked, alarming adjacent passengers who looked guilty for not spotting my bump. I was only travelling to the next stop on the tube, but, hey… Published in August’s paper and online edition of The Star Metro.

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What are friends for?

July 5, 2014
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HAVE you ever felt troubled and wished you had someone you can trust to confide in? Or you find yourself sitting at home on a lonely night thinking that your closest buddies are either in a different time zone, busy with work, babies or themselves? Published in July’s paper and online edition of The Star Metro. […]

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A visit worth the wait

June 7, 2014
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Last month, I had the pleasure of hosting my family in London for the first time since I stepped on British soil. I was happy but nervous, not knowing how they would manage in my tiny one-bedroom flat… Published in June’s paper and online edition of The Star Metro.

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The grand old city

May 3, 2014
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You may live in another UK city where you are always that bit more excited to come to London to visit, only to leave wishing the city wasn’t so expensive to live in. Published in May’s paper and online edition of The Star Metro.

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A Journey to Wholeness

April 5, 2014
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I grew up in a family of seven and I can’t remember a time when our house was ever quiet.  My siblings would run about, and my mother could always be heard urging us to sit down and have our meals. Published in April’s paper edition of The Star Metro.

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The mark of true love

March 1, 2014
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Shakespeare said, “The course of true love never did run smooth”. I have a suspicion that he may have based his conclusion on the premise of finding love on foreign territories. Published in March’s paper and online edition of The Star Metro.

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Home is where the heart is

January 4, 2014
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From January 2014, I begin my monthly contribution as a columnist for The Star Metro. Each month, the lessons I learned from my life in London becomes immortalised in Tale of Two Cities. My first article is published here and depicts my journey from the far east to London.  

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A Quiet Place in Britain’s Most Southerly Point

August 29, 2013
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There is a place I love, Where one cannot believe their luck, Right at the edge of the storm, It borders a tipping point, Above, the bluest sky yields across the yonder, Below, aqua, salt, ice and air coalesce and bounce off the shore, Its face shines like sunbeams, And it always looks so happy […]

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The Business Of Living

July 14, 2013
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I knew a girl who wandered the streets, Walking from alley to alley, In search of a place to go, Amidst a sea of people, Taking from each as they traversed, Getting to know a life before it slipped by, A story before it faded to black, Each face a mirror of love, suffering, amusement, […]

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Life On A Sicilian Volcanic Island

June 3, 2013
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Skimming across the Tyrrhenian sea, one can see the Gran Cratere of Vulcano in the distance. Arriving in this volcanic island was like approaching Jurassic Park, with its steep hills of vines and trees, deserted coastline and smoking crater. Disembarking the ferry that took us here from Milazzo, we walked past a man who resembled a dinosaur, confirming our […]

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