I HAD NEVER seen so many deers per square mile. Friendly in nature and no strangers to the tourists (be careful with¬†having biscuits treats in your hand!). Legend has it that long ago, the deity Takemikazuchi arrived on a white deer to guard the capital city. As such, deers are considered sacred animals till today. […]

I FLEW INTO Brussels having little or close to zilch expectations of the city, other than the fact that we were going to stay in Molenbeek. Brussels surprised me.¬†And I always like good surprises. I remembered standing in the middle of Grand Place in absolute awe, and arguably one of the most beautiful squares in […]

IRISH LEGENDS has it that there was once a giant named Finn McCool who threw pieces of earth in the sea to make a causeway. This causeway was supposedly a route for him to meet his rival – a Scottish giant. Finn however decided to fool his rival instead of facing him in battle. So […]

throwback, n.: A sudden reminder of the past. I WAS CONDUCTING a reality orientation assessment with my elderly patient yesterday. When asked what the current year was, she was unable to tell me but added that she knew for sure the coming Chinese New Year would usher in the Year of the Horse according to […]