“Do you miss it?” Short answer? Most definitely. Having Europe at your doorstep is a well-documented perk of living in London. Where else can you be at your office desk on a Friday, and on top of a Norwegian fjord the next? But while there’s no denying the awesomeness of the travel opportunities, the thing … Continue reading Post-London reflections
37 out of my last 50 weekends in London began with a view that looked something like this: The natural reaction to such a rate of travel is one of disbelief. Many find travel exhausting, which is perfectly understandable. After all, I don't enjoy waiting at a dreary departure gate to board a budget airline which was … Continue reading I hope you never lose your sense of w(a)nder(lust) #st8ofmind
After an unplanned 18 month hiatus, dimsumforone is targeting a return in 2017. On the drafting block is a chronicle of the adventure that was Europe 2015-16 and the hope that it will be of some use to others looking to spend time in the region.
Natalie Portman's recent commencement speech at Harvard is worth watching. The youtube link is embedded below and I'll let you form your own views and thoughts before sharing my own. Growing up in Asia, I was led to believe there was only a single universally accepted image of success. It looked something like this: Excel academically … Continue reading Redefining one’s vision of success
Welcome to London! Here's a brief guide on the main things that I needed to sort after arriving. When you land at Heathrow Assuming you're landing at Heathrow, there are 2 options to getting you to your hotel/hostel/mate's place. If you're not feeling up to public transport after a long flight/have heaps of baggage, pre-book a … Continue reading Now that you’ve arrived in London…
In earlier posts I explored my reasons for moving to London, the visa application process and securing a job. This post offers a checklist of the more admin-ey things to think about once you've got your visa and are preparing to go. Sign up for the 28 degrees credit card and the citibank plus transactional account … Continue reading But before you leave for London…
IMAGE CREDIT: deltascientific.com In an earlier post I tried to set out the thought process I went through before deciding to move to the UK. Making the decision is tough but the logistics can be painful so this post will try and address the two biggest hurdles: the visa and securing a job. 1. Obtaining a visa Gold … Continue reading The Road to London
In terms of logistics, packing up my life in Sydney before heading back to Melbourne was a breeze. Moving has become an all too familiar task, perfected over time, and performed with increasingly ruthless cyborg-esque efficiency. Something that hasn't gotten any easier though, have been the goodbyes. Leaving Malaysia was my first big move and emotionally tough because … Continue reading Goodbye (for now) Sydney