Melbourne vs Vancouver

Melbourne is the current most “livable city in the world” while Vancouver is a former number one. They compare a bunch of crap that you probably don’t care about, but what you probably do care about is major lifestyle areas. This is the first of a series comparing various cities …

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5 ways Melbourne is like Vancouver

People from Melbourne always have the impression that Australia is a lot like Canada. My response? “Well Canada is a very large Country so that’s not really true.” That being said, there are similarities between Vancouver and Melbourne. Since it’s a common perception, I’ll pick what I think are 5 …

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A taste of startup culture

Startup culture in tech companies are infamous for awesome perks, great work life balance and a community environment for fostering personal and career growth. Of course, not all startups are like that. Companies vary greatly in how they build their culture and may look for different things when they hire …

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Lunch specials of Malaysia

Ah, lunch specials in Malaysia. I’ve been meaning to write this ever since I landed in Malaysia. During my first week back in October, I got to check out a different side of the Malaysia food scene. While there are plenty of delicious food stalls and little shops to be …

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Why I love grocery shopping abroad

I’m in the crowd of people who love grocery shopping. I love walking through the aisles thinking about what I’m going to eat for the week and what I’m going to cook. When I’m in a foreign country, I love it even more. Why? Since many western expats think in …

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Things I’ll look forward to in Vancouver

“What will you do first?” My friend asked me. “Take a shower.” was my smart-ass response. I hadn’t given it much thought. However, the first thing that comes to mind is probably food even if I don’t crave anything in particular. Good and cheap Japanese food, Hong Kong style cafes, …

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