10 Things: Paris 2019

Since this was my — I think — ninth time in Paris, we don’t do the usual touristy stuff at this point. Basically we just walk around and hang out, soaking up the Paris culture, so this list doesn’t include visiting the Louvre, seeing Notre Dame, or going up the Eiffel Tower. Do all that on your first trip. But here’s some stuff that I loved on this particular trip as someone who has been there a few times.

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Montemarte. This spot was in a Mission Impossible movie.

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One Week in Medellín, Colombia

A few people have expressed shock at our choice in Colombia as a vacation destination, but it has been on my radar for a while now. One reason was because of a man; the other because of its transformation. Read below for how we spent our one week in Medellín, Colombia fka the most violent city in the world and now, according to Urban Land Institute, the most innovative city in the world.

View from our Air BnB

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Traveling: Life in Singapore

My brother has lived in Singapore almost twenty years, so when I go to visit, I stay with him and his family. Here’s a little bit about family/life in Singapore.

1. School and Life of a 14-year old. Singapore subscribes to the process of streaming where students of the same year are put on one of four tracks based on their test results: Special, Express, Normal Academic, and Normal Technical. As a 14-year old, godson’s/nephew’s daily load is English, Chinese, French, math, history, geography, literature, physics, and biology. He is also on the debate team. And Boys’ Brigade (think Boy Scouts). One more thing – Junrui is also a top ji-jitsu athlete and represented Singapore in the Jiu-Jitsu U15 World Cup in Athens. Continue reading “Traveling: Life in Singapore”