A look back at Startup Weekend Vancouver

It was 1am on November 5th and I was stuck on some code. I decided to take a break and check off something else on my to do list: look at the upcoming startup events for startup week. The kickoff to startup week was Startup Weekend Vancouver (hereby known as …

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The adventures of haircuts abroad

One of the interesting things (for me) to do abroad is to get a haircut. I’ve gotten a haircut a few times where they did not speak English (e.g. Cambodia/Vietnam) so I just let them cut away. I never know what to say when they ask anyways. “How do you …

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It’s easier to be the one leaving?

“You’re leaving. I don’t want to go through the feeling where something’s missing.” She said. It’s easier to be the one leaving, someone else said to me. Where did this all sound so familiar? Oh yeah, my travel romance. But I most certainly did not agree that it’s easier to …

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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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What does 100RM buy you in Malaysia?

For the traveler that wanders into Malaysia, you might be wondering what does 100RM (largest bill in Malaysia) buy you? 100RM is approximately $33 CAD. Here are some things it can buy you. 16 BBTs from ChaTime 100+ pieces of satay 40L of soy milk 25 Magnum Ice cream bars …

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