January 2018

January 2018

1. Travel – I started my year with some intensive travelling. Spain (Barcelona and Girona), Japan (Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto) and Italy (Rome and Vatican City which I know counts as an independent state). Some for work…

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Despite the odds

Despite the odds

Hello December. The most wonderful time of the year. A time for celebrations and a chance for reflections. 2017 has been a tumultuous year for me to say the least. There were lots of opportunities, sacrifices,…

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Do you have regrets?

Do you have regrets?

I woke up today from a rather meaningless dream. I was in a house party and having random conversations with various friends but I couldn’t stay any longer as I needed to get to somewhere.…

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Peace In A Chaotic World

Peace In A Chaotic World

Peace starts from within. It starts from a conscious decision to have peace in your life and to maintain a harmonious life. Many a times we feel and we react according to how we feel…

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Yayoi Kusama : Life Is The Heart Of A Rainbow

Yayoi Kusama : Life Is The Heart Of A Rainbow

I’ve had the pleasure of viewing Yayoi Kusama’s exhibitions in Tokyo and Washington previously so when I realised that her art was going to be shown in Singapore, I just had to find time out…

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The heart of Mt Ijen and the mystical blue flames

The heart of Mt Ijen and the mystical blue flames

I’ve posted a few snippets and photos about my experiences in Ijen on my instagram @renzze recently and I’ve had an overwhelming response from people either wanting to go or wanting to know more about…

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The Long and Short of Delhi

The Long and Short of Delhi

I came across this series of photos while looking through my photo folders. It’s amazing how many photos that I take never see the light of day. It’s about time I took some of them…

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Braving Beijing

Braving Beijing

I’ve been to Beijing several times in the last couple of decades and each time it leaves me with a different view about it. My first visit in the 1990s was for a student exchange…

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The Velvet Touch

The Velvet Touch

Velvet has always reminded me of special occasions. It’s a strange association I picked up as a kid. When I was 5, my Mum had a gorgeous black velvet dress that she tailored and wore…

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This week’s thoughts: Money

This week’s thoughts: Money

It’s been a stressful period while I was away. As they say, when it rains, it pours. Whatever little issue that could possibly go wrong while I was away from my business happened. I’m really…

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