Category: Lifestyle

Safety in Hotels

Following a recent conversation about safety and security with my kids it became clear to me that when I stay in hotels I automatically take into account things that...

Add Respect to the Repertoire

The concert was already underway in Malang when the VIP guests arrived an hour late with a large entourage. A contemporary masked dance was performing and dazzling the...

Swipers Still Swiping

Despite the ongoing efforts of Islamic political parties to criminalize sex outside of marriage, Indonesians are still flocking to online dating apps in search of...

The Betawi – A Look at the History, Culture and Cuisine

Nowadays Kemang is a favourite residential area of foreigners, and a trendy hangout hotspot with a wide range of restaurants, bars and cafés. Not so long ago it was a...

The Games Children Play

I used to be a kindergarten teacher. Not on purpose of course. I graduated university with a degree in community studies. I had no idea what “community studies”...

Do You Yakiniku?

For those of my dear readers who enjoy good food and have limited time to spend watching Netflix, there is a charming series I recommend called Samurai Gourmet. The...

Raising Healthy, Happy, Expat Children in Indonesia

My son finished drinking his milk and yelled out to his nanny, “Finished!” I have tirelessly taught him to take his cup to the kitchen when he has finished...

Swim and Sway Those Kilos Away

“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is also the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” So said...

Disconnect and Find Yourself

Ever spent a day without your phone? You should give it a try! I remember growing up in Nottingham, in a house with a black and white TV and no phone. Some of you...

Li Cunxin, The Ballet Star Who Could Never Really Leave the Stage

Chinese-Australian dancer Li Cunxin has been enjoying his long yet productive retirement for years, and he has chosen to trade his ballet shoes for traveling across the...

Bali House Nominated for Building of the Year Award

A house in Bali has been nominated for Building of the Year Award by Archdaily, a tech company dedicated to architecture. The home is named Casablancka, and is located...

A Retro Romance – Groovy Valentine’s Day Ideas in Jakarta

What is the ideal way to celebrate love? The most genuine and unconditional feeling — love, can never be weighed enough in emotion or gesture. Love must be celebrated...

The Ultimate Guide to a Spiritual Valentine’s Day in Bali

Love is in the air and we’ve got you covered with our soul-inspiring romance rundown for Valentine’s Day in Bali. Why not move past the superficial definitions and...

Indonesian Soccer League 2018 Preview

With the new Liga One season due to kick off in the second half of February most of the 18 clubs that make up the top flight of Indonesian football have been busy...