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Migrant Muse: Portland

Portland is Weird, Here’s Why

In the land of the Pacific Northwest, legal green stuff, hipsters, food carts and microbreweries, Portland is a city that’s… how shall I put it? Portland is weird, yo. Seriously. There’s a reason why the slogan “Keep Portland Weird” is […]

Migrant Muse: Romantic Foreign Films for Travellers

8 Foreign Films to Watch on Valentine’s Day

When I’m not travelling, I’m often watching films instead. Call me a film connoisseur, as I’ve watched a lot of films, but foreign films always seem to have that one unexpected element because of the way a story is told, or how it looks […]

Migrant Muse: The Reality of Travel and Blogging

The Reality of Travel and Blogging

It’s time. More than time. For months now, I’m ashamed to say it but, this space has fallen on the backburner. I started writing more for others than for myself, made some grown-up decisions about work, and shifted my priorities to make way […]

Migrant Muse: Seattle

18 Unique Things to Do in Seattle

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of spending five whole days in Seattle. Super exciting as I’ve never spent more than 24 – 48 hours here. Seattle is only a couple of hours away from my homecity via plane, […]

Migrant Muse: Seattle

Where You Need to Eat in Seattle

I’m salivating again just thinking about where to eat in Seattle. After five whole days here, I was blown away by this city’s food scene. There’s so much to choose from in a small, concentrated area or even up and down […]

Migrant Muse: Liebster

Liebster Award Nomination

I’ve been nominated for a Liebster Award! Not sure if I’d consider this a big achievement or anything, but I think it’ll give you guys a better idea of what this blog is all about (it sure helped me figure […]

Migrant Muse: Okanagan

The Ultimate Okanagan Roadtrip

Lakeside waves, orchards fresh for picking, wine tastings up every hillside, campgrounds and RV parks galore–welcome to the Okanagan. This hotspot in British Columbia’s interior is the best long-weekend (or week-long) summer getaway. It’s the perfect place to visit for […]

Migrant Muse: Japanese Films

Top 12 Films to Watch Before Going to Japan

After my first Japanese culture class in university, I was hooked. For the five years I was in school, I enrolled in one Japanese class per year taught by the same professor who was passionate, funny, and probably thought I was nuts because these […]

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Snapshots of my favourite memories and moments from around the world.

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Quotes

Some inspirational words to brighten your day.

  • Henry David Thoreau

    “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”

  • Steve Jobs

    “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma—which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

  • Stephen Hawking

    “Quiet people have the loudest minds.”

  • Neale Donald Walsch

    “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

  • William Faulkner

    “Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”