Singapura

Notes on the Mint Museum of Toys

mint museum of toys, singapore Among the first task on my to-do-list list before this year ends is to see Singapore’s Mint Museum of Toys. The first time I heard about it was in 2012 from a Singaporean coworker who mentioned it in passing. We were comparing notes about the toys of our generation. He’s about the same age as […]

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Historia

Nearing the End of our US Sojourn

wheeling, dekalb, illinois, america As we near the end of another memorable sojourn in this part of the world in a few weeks there’s going to be a new member in the family—a sister is giving birth to her second child before this merry month ends. While we would not see them and their new baby […]

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America

Hemingway Comes to Mind

ernest hemingway, oak park illinois, chicago Whenever there’s a discussion about American literature and culture Ernest Hemingway’s name pops out without fail. He’s the most popular American writer not only of his generation but of all time. Whether he’s the best American writer or not is another matter. Critics and writers have different opinions about his contributions […]

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Singapura

Random Books on “Colonial” towns

Old colonial towns add character to a city. It’s a history lesson you could touch and even smell. I’ve always been fascinated by heritage conservation efforts. How cities has managed to conserve historic structures, leave out old neighborhoods and how communities cooperate to preserve them. In one of my random visits to the local library […]

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