• Travel Tip: Variety is key for currency!

    I've been watching the recent news in India with keen interest. In case you missed it, in November 2016, PM Modi announced all 500 and 1000 denominations would no longer be accepted. This would remove...
    Monday, December 5th, 2016
  • Why “Dos & Don’ts” need an update

    Have you ever looked up a list of cultural rules for going overseas and thought, "isn't this just stereotpying?"  I personally think it's about time these typical "Dos and Don'ts" lists had an update. The...
    Monday, November 14th, 2016
  • Useful Tool for International Meetings

    In my (relatively) new job I am booking international web conferences and phone calls on an almost daily basis. One of the easiest tools on the internet is the World Clock Meeting Planner: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html So easy...
    Monday, June 23rd, 2014
  • Routine

    So my job hunt is continuing...and continuing....and continuing. It is an interesting process. You are constantly putting yourself out there, trying to communicate who you are in an effective way and hoping they judge you...
    Thursday, May 1st, 2014
  • App Review: Memrise

    A couple of posts ago I mentioned my aim to renew my efforts at learning Hindi. Whilst researching different resources, I came across an app called Memrise. Finding a quick way to learn vocabulary is...
    Tuesday, January 14th, 2014
  • Aussies not so laid back

    I don't know whether it's because we live on an island, but Australia has developed a reputation for being an easy-going, relaxed, laid-back, "no worries mate" type of place. Whilst this may be true for...
    Friday, December 20th, 2013
  • Website Review: Fluent In 3 Months

    I recently came across this website: http://www.fluentin3months.com/ My entry in the google search bar was "how to learn a language busy." In other words, I constantly feel I am too busy to learn Hindi and I...
    Thursday, December 5th, 2013
  • Language – more than funky symbols and nonsensical words!

    Unfortunately for most of us who have studied languages, it is a hard, slow slog of trying to cram new words, grammar and tenses into our brains. Studying German at university, I was always annoyed...
    Friday, July 19th, 2013