“You will wear musical notes across your chest that warn the others that this is no small production.”

“There is an orchestra in your footsteps. There is a piano in your spine. There is poetry in your heartbeat. Your eyelashes cast shadows like stage lighting. You will wear musical notes across your chest that warn the others that this is no small production.” – Y.Z., Getting Better Had a weekend getaway in Kota … More “You will wear musical notes across your chest that warn the others that this is no small production.”

Travel Diaries: Deep In the Heart of Borneo.

On our last night in Bario, the three of us found ourselves the only guests left of the homestay. Like our earlier two nights, we hung back at the main-lounge-slash-communal-area after another delicious home-cooked dinner comprised of several local vegetables and freshly caught meat. We sat freely across the table, chatting occasionally though mostly enjoying … More Travel Diaries: Deep In the Heart of Borneo.

“What’s it like too and perhaps more crucially, what ‘opportunity’ looks like as a result.”

If I start describing my recent trip to Bario, Sarawak, Malaysia – I just returned from a three-night stay – I would probably end up with something that looks like a ten-page journal on reflections and thoughts. Then there are my travel buddies, who need no more introduction – one of two: Housemate #1 – but plenty … More “What’s it like too and perhaps more crucially, what ‘opportunity’ looks like as a result.”

“trust your heart / if the seas catch fire / (and live by love / though the stars walk backward)”

“dive for dreams or a slogan may topple you (trees are their roots and wind is wind) trust your heart if the seas catch fire (and live by love though the stars walk backward) honor the past but welcome the future (and dance your death away at this wedding) never mind a world with its … More “trust your heart / if the seas catch fire / (and live by love / though the stars walk backward)”

“If you chase anything in life chase the things that get you excited about living.”

“If you chase anything in life chase the things that get you excited about living. Chase the things that give you hope, happiness and a glimpse of a better life. Chase the things that make you want to be a better person. Chase the things that inspire you to think, create and live joyfully. Chase … More “If you chase anything in life chase the things that get you excited about living.”

“We each have a special something we can get only at a special time of our life. Like a small flame.”

“We each have a special something we can get only at a special time of our life. Like a small flame. A careful, fortunate few cherish that flame, nurture it, hold it as a torch to light their way.” — Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart There’s a bit of sadness in me tonight; I never know where … More “We each have a special something we can get only at a special time of our life. Like a small flame.”

Travel Diaries: “I looked so happy it’s almost ridiculous!”

I am looking through photos from my Amsterdam-Copenhagen trip about two weeks ago now, and it’s ridiculous how happy I looked in almost every shot. Despite a few off days (I wouldn’t call them bad), it’s obvious that I had a fantastic time. To travel is one thing – sights and seeing, new experiences and that fuzzy … More Travel Diaries: “I looked so happy it’s almost ridiculous!”