October 12th, 2014

Kuala Lumpur 2014

Posted in KL cover Kuala Lumpur city scape, October 2014.

Malaysia is an interesting country. It’s population consists predominantly of three races – Indians, Chinese and indigenous Malay – living in closely matched proportions and in relative harmony. This makes Malaysian culture not strongly weighted in any one direction, a fairly unique quality, which gives rise to a very rich variety of experiences and cuisine. Continue reading “Kuala Lumpur 2014” »

October 3rd, 2014

48 Hours in Hong Kong

Posted in Adam Patel in Hong Kong Hong Kong city scape, October 2014.

A blanket of mist and fog covers the cityscape, only adding to the mythical feeling of this magnificent city. Both in terms of size and scale, Hong Kong towers over any city The West has to offer. Could it be the greatest city in the world? I can think of only New York City that can contend. London is but a small and sleepy village when compared with this neon behemoth. From a good vantage point, the city scape looks like the work of Hollywood CGI and it takes time to come to terms with the reality that it’s real – it really is that vast. Continue reading “48 Hours in Hong Kong” »

September 23rd, 2014

21 Life Lessons For My Kids (If I Ever Have Any)

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1. The first time you do anything is the worst it will ever be.

Whether it’s your first job interview, your first date or anything else, it may go badly. That’s okay. How could you know any better? The important thing is to learn from it and make the next time better. People are not born perfect. Perfection comes from education, experience and practice.

2. Try Almost Everything Once.

Stay away from smoking and drugs. But apart from that, if in doubt, give it a go. It’s better in most cases to default to yes than no. When you get older, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the things that you did. Continue reading “21 Life Lessons For My Kids (If I Ever Have Any)” »

May 25th, 2014

Cannes: Sun, Sea & Cinema

Posted in Cannes Film Festival Cannes Sea Front, May 2014.

Every May, the city of Cannes in the south of France becomes Movie City. The American studios block book the five big hotels on La Croisette and drape advertising banners down them several stories high, the convention centre becomes a multiplex cinema and film professionals from 80 countries all over the world descend on the city for two weeks of sun, sea and cinema. And this year, for what I hope is the first time of many, I was there! Continue reading “Cannes: Sun, Sea & Cinema” »