Travel Guide: Air Travel Etiquette

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It’s not the destination but the journey. This is what we are told most when it comes to travelling. When we travel we meet people from different cultures and ways of life. This is why, we must keep to something that we all know, that we should always be polite when travelling. No man is an island, and if you want to have a good time, make sure to keep these points handy. Continue Reading

How To Understand Our Emotions Better

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The Philosophy of Being “If other people do not understand our behaviour—so what? Their request that we must only do what they understand is an attempt to dictate to us. If this is being “asocial” or “irrational” in their eyes, so… Continue Reading

Travel, Wonder and Wanderlust

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We always look forward to travelling yet, when we are clearly asked why we do so, we tend to give superficial answers. Superficial in the sense that we want to get away from our work stress or see the world. These are the most common answers when asked why we travel. But as Alain de Botton puts it in his book The Art of Travel, we don’t seem to ask ourselves the deeper reasons we travel. We say we do it for pleasure, yet know that it takes out of of quite a lot, from money to energy, but yet we do it. It really is a way for us to get away and think while we are away, when we are not in our comfort zones. It is this that gives us a better objective view of our life plans and situation. It is through this we can be better people. Continue Reading

Cocktails, Wines and Whiskeys

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Cocktail culture is something that a lot of people do not completely comprehend. Some think its as simple as mixing an alcohol with sugar and a some juice to make the alcohol more palatable. Yes, there is some elements of that, but it definitely isn’t the be all and end all of it. Mixology is something that is very complex, that takes trial and error. That takes study. It’s understanding flavours and textures. It’s understanding that egg whites will smooth out a whiskey in a whiskey sours. Its understanding that black pepper may bring out the flavours of gin. Mixology, really is an art. Continue Reading

Cooking, Culinary And Cuisine

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Cooking culture takes time to develop, and requires a lot of work and attention. It all stems from a certain culture and experience that not all of us are afforded. Chefs take years and years to hone their craft, from understanding how to balance flavours to cooking techniques. Some chefs are classically trained in culinary schools like Cordon Bleu, while others are learned from generational cooking, like most Thai chefs. Some are more refined which developed through the french styles of nouvelle cuisine, while others study molecular gastronomy. In the east, chefs may specialise as sushi chefs for years, while others learn the right way to cook yakitori. Chinese chefs weighs fillings for dumplings down to the gram when making dim sum, while bakers know that an ounce of flour may make your baking change greatly in texture. Each chef approaches food differently, with different methods and philosophies. Continue Reading