Author Archives: Elsbeth

Letting go

For the past few months I’ve been reading a book called “The art of doing nothing” by Theo Fischer. It’s a book about the Tao and I can recommend it for two reasons. 1. It’s interesting. 2. It’s difficult to … Continue reading

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Two shades of blond

Yes, everyone is reading that book here too. There is a copy of it lying around in the house that I am house sitting. However, I care about my image so I am careful to take a Jodi Picoult to … Continue reading

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Anger issues

Over the past weeks I heard a few stories where people I know were accused of having anger issues. The same thing happened to me, too. The catch here is that the people casting the blame were actually directly causing … Continue reading

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Getting older is the new trying to stay young

Age seems to come up in conversations a lot, and a lot of people mention how they don´t ´feel´ their age. This seems strange, but I think most people will instantly know what it means. I definitely do. When I … Continue reading

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Scottish men have it all

When I was still in Beijing I was having drinks with two Dutch guys and we were discussing our interesting experiences with toilets in China. Without going into too much detail, these toilets tend to be different from Western ones, … Continue reading

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Hazy Chinese memories

I’ve discovered that having a blog in a communist country is very relaxing. The blog is blocked, and the writer doesn’t have to bother. Did I constantly take notes anyway? Did I write 20+ posts offline to post as soon … Continue reading

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Time to move on

My dear New Zealand, It´s time to go our seperate ways. Correction, it´s time for me to move on and leave you behind. This should come as no surprise to you, as it was clear from the beginning that you … Continue reading

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