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    Ambitious Adventurer in Sierra Leone

    Sunday, March 1, 2015

    Your contemporary shoe fervently feels the comfort of the bumpy uneven street ground establishing an intimate connection that you hope will be everlasting. You are stood on top of the ground – a ground reflecting that of it’s people, a ground so sturdy it resembles its state, a ground so mighty it hints its experiences, […]

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    From Row A on the Red Carpet: @United #FilmFriendly

    Sunday, March 1, 2015

    From Row A on the Red Carpet with United #FilmFriendly Bloggers 2015 the 87th Academy Awards #LosAngeles Video: From Row A on the Red Carpet Our day started at 10:30am with check-in at security. We had all had criminal background checks in order to be on the list. Maybelline offered makeovers and manicures during the […]

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    Watching the Waves in Japan

    Sunday, March 1, 2015

    Finding ways to stay positive and productive while living abroad long term can be challenging. Depression abroad is significantly more encompassing than that at home, at least in my experience. In your native environment, the same old triggers are lurking in all the familiar places, but the further from home you get, the more surprisingly […]

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    Freedom in Singapore lah

    Saturday, February 28, 2015

      Eight years ago, I met my first love his name was freedom. I was already gritting myself on cultured life of corporate world, the first 3 years was intense. I was most afraid of losing my job, even though I’m not earning as good as I was working. Everything came hastily, the stress, the […]

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    Caught by the Dawn in New Zealand

    Saturday, February 28, 2015

    I did not recognise it for what it was – a panic attack. To be honest, a series of panic attacks; a spate of them even. I just thought I was perhaps, maybe, going la-la. And yet, I needed to rise daily, feed hungry mouths, and be a responsible, nurturing adult of the mothering variety. […]

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    Gelatinous Rice Pig on a Flower

    Friday, February 27, 2015

    My peculiar visit to Hanoi had become more bizarre! I used to work at the China Daily in Beijing. I figured I I would look into similar newspaper editing (while monitored by the state) work in Hanoi, which is where a paper called the Vietnam News is based. So I grabbed a copy of the […]

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    Confessions from “The Most Interesting Blogger in the World”

    Friday, February 27, 2015

    One of these claims to be “The Most Interesting Blogger in the World” I was surprised when I picked up a copy USAToday and saw an item that cited me as “The first travel blogger.” I doubt it, though I was early to the game, not long after Al Gore invented the Internet. In 1993 […]

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    Adventures in Arkansas

    Friday, February 27, 2015

    It all started over dinner in our first apartment. John was cooking, and we were talking about the future, as young people in love are prone to doing.  We were both bemoaning the fact that Stars Hollow, Connecticut, the fictional town from the television show Gilmore Girls, was indeed fictional. Wasn’t there any place in […]

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    SpaghettiEis and Brandenburg in Germany

    Thursday, February 26, 2015

      SpaghettiEis and Brandenburg               Have you ever wanted to travel to Europe? Think of all the wonders of Europe – Paris, Madrid, Berlin. Berlin is empowering, industrial, beautiful, and cultural. You will stand in front of the Brandenburg Gate and feel all the history dawn on you. You will step foot on where […]

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    People of Panama

    Thursday, February 26, 2015

    When we’re in middle school, life seems to be ever-lasting. We are care-free, blissfully unaware of anything other than our immediate surroundings. We are, effectively, trapped by our own developing brains that are beginning the search for identity and meaning and leaving very little to be concerned about other’s. Middle schoolers are selfish. They talk […]

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Latest Writing Contest Entries

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Mar
1

Ambitious Adventurer in Sierra Leone

Your contemporary shoe fervently feels the comfort of the bumpy uneven street ground establishing an intimate connection that you hope will be everlasting. You are stood on top of the ground – a ground reflecting that of it’s people, a ground so sturdy it resembles its state, a ground so mighty it hints its experiences, […]

Read More
2015-01-29_54ca8362886e5_DSC_1803.jpg
Mar
1

Watching the Waves in Japan

Finding ways to stay positive and productive while living abroad long term can be challenging. Depression abroad is significantly more encompassing than that at home, at least in my experience. In your native environment, the same old triggers are lurking in all the familiar places, but the further from home you get, the more surprisingly […]

Read More
2015-01-29_54c9a25de4353_101_2929.JPG
Feb
28

Freedom in Singapore lah

  Eight years ago, I met my first love his name was freedom. I was already gritting myself on cultured life of corporate world, the first 3 years was intense. I was most afraid of losing my job, even though I’m not earning as good as I was working. Everything came hastily, the stress, the […]

Read More
2015-01-28_54c8aa0171f75_TheMount.jpg
Feb
28

Caught by the Dawn in New Zealand

I did not recognise it for what it was – a panic attack. To be honest, a series of panic attacks; a spate of them even. I just thought I was perhaps, maybe, going la-la. And yet, I needed to rise daily, feed hungry mouths, and be a responsible, nurturing adult of the mothering variety. […]

Read More
2015-01-28_54c8936a3df50_harry1.jpg
Feb
27

Gelatinous Rice Pig on a Flower

My peculiar visit to Hanoi had become more bizarre! I used to work at the China Daily in Beijing. I figured I I would look into similar newspaper editing (while monitored by the state) work in Hanoi, which is where a paper called the Vietnam News is based. So I grabbed a copy of the […]

Read More
2015-01-28_54c8338f0428a_arkansas.jpg
Feb
27

Adventures in Arkansas

It all started over dinner in our first apartment. John was cooking, and we were talking about the future, as young people in love are prone to doing.  We were both bemoaning the fact that Stars Hollow, Connecticut, the fictional town from the television show Gilmore Girls, was indeed fictional. Wasn’t there any place in […]

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May
6

May News on WSGT

From our May News at WSGT: WRITING CONTEST: I am continuing to publish three entries from our Inspiration Travel Writing Contest everyday. Our fourth Travel Writing Contest ended on February 14, 2014 with 505 people from 55 countries involved. There will be more entries published through  May 15. Read all the stories published so far: Click here. If you participated […]

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The Money Nerve by Robert Wheeler
Apr
15

Passover: Finding Balance and Freedom on Tax Day

Giving up Bread or Internet for Passover? Finding Balance and Freedom on Tax Day For the last year and a half I have been living in Asia and eating rice. As I thought about Passover approaching, I figured giving up bread for eight days would not be meaningful as I really only eat rice in […]

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Apr
13

Learning with Naomi Wolf at Stephen S. Wise Temple

I believe in books and that Benjamin Franklin was right when he said the library is the greatest American institution. I am a library evangelist and was delighted to be in Los Angeles for the “It Happens Every Spring: Annual Library Lunch” at Stephen W. Wise Temple organized by Roberta Lloyd, Library Director and the […]

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Apr
12

Beverly Hills is 100 Years Old! #BH100

15,000 slices of cake! Beverly Hills is turning 100 and celebrating in style! Donald Wressel from Guittard Chocolate unveiled his plan to turn 700 pounds of chocolate and one metric ton of ingredients into a giant chocolate birthday cake. Mayor of Beverly Hills Lili Bosse invites everyone to join in the festivities, ferris wheels and […]

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