It was over a year ago when I was cruising on this massive vessel. It was once a Russian research ship, now converted into a semi-luxury cruise for those who have wanted to travel to the Antarctic. What you are looking at was one of the most beautiful spots on the vessel. Sitting, standing in front with wind in you face, so strong it causes you to tear up. The direction controlled by the man in the blue cap behind you, as though a mystical force guiding your direction through rough waters. A testament and respect to those with decades of experience. An experience that is preceded by the passion to be on the ocean. One day, perhaps, the ocean, vessel and my eyes will meet once more.
Time seems far away when you are looking to a certain point. But thereafter, time speeds up when your mind is in extreme focus. Those who focus on time, will find that they have none to spare. Almost a year since I have touched my blog. And it seems like a distant future. One which never really happened. However, there has been a turn of events. Things that have taken a road for the better… Continue reading →
On the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina, security stands guard at the sight of a group of tourist admiring the historical building. He is cautious with his left hand on what appears to be a weapon and his right on his baton. His eyes look deep into my lens straight into my eyes, questioning and wondering the consensus of the photo. His body gesture ever ready to pounce at any intruder seeking to attack or provoke. The cameraman can only assume that that is the guards’ self validation to protect intruders beyond the steel gate that distorts outsiders and the man entering wearing a black suit. Perhaps a testament to the capitalistic nature of society.. one will never know.
Social Innovation does not just happen over night. It takes time and effort, and most importantly ‘the need’. Vaccinations and immunisations are common practice in the humanitarian sector. Where resources are scarce, medical items tend to be limited and unsafely reused. So how does when solve such a problem? How does one solve the potentiality of the spreading of unwanted diseases? SoloShot! Continue reading →
A 75 Litre backpack, it seems is more than enough to sustain a human being through 10 countries, if not more. Often friends and family ask about my 10 months away, the lessons I have learned and the stories to share. However, to condense that amount of travel experiences into a short coffee break will greatly understate the true experience. It is fortunate that one gets to travel through out various parts of the world over such a long period of time. Here are somethings I have learned… Continue reading →