All posts tagged: life

Lookeast Magazine: Make Small Change for Change

In comparison to some of the people I’ve encountered on my journeys, I have lived a charmed life. Ever since moving to Thailand, I have really become interested in many of the grassroots charities here. This article is a lovely introduction for anyone interested in charitable organisations in Bangkok.   For the full copy of the magazine, follow the link to the Lookeast’s website. Words and Photographs (on article) by Zipporah Gene ©Copyright 2012 Advertising & Media Consultants Co., Ltd. A Part of The Sehgal Group Advertisements

“…you can’t take the London out of the girl…” | Why I am addicted to my tea addiction

I recently starred in my first ever feature-length movie. Yay! And by starred, what I really mean is, I drank in one large gulp, my three whole seconds of fame. It was glorious. There was a closeup, I had lines, a runner, and both the director and the star, Daniel Auteul, complimented me on my acting skills. For someone who grew up attending drama summer schools and camps, calling it an ego boost would certainly be an understatement. I bathed in the glory of it all. So what if I may never be the next Lupita Nyong’o, but on that day, with the camera on my face, everyone on set waiting on me; I was elation personified. A girl can dream. As soon as I got home, the first thing I did was to reach for the kettle; I made a beeline for the teabags. I take tea time like it’s a business. Scratch that, it’s a sport. Our national sport. You have to know the players, understand the rules and take time to appreciate the camaraderie of it all. It’s …

What have you done for me lately? | The reason for my blogging hiatus

I’m currently in the process of sorting out my laptop. It has so far, been arduous, but it’s not like I have a choice in the matter. Crashing computers and failing uploads don’t exactly help you, when 2/3rds of your work is done virtually. The upside is that I have stumbled upon many draft blog posts that never quite made it on the interweb. I’ve made the mistake of reading a few of them. The word ‘cringe’ doesn’t do justice to the feelings I have about them. She’s such a loser. But they are my words. Even if, they represent a me from a different time. Expect many over the next couple of weeks. I’ll date them accordingly… In the meantime, check out this book I’m currently reading. It’s a funny and interesting take on the whole dieting culture. I’ve just started so I can’t tell you to much about but I can’t put it down. It’s not a dieting book, more of a lifestyle guide, but great a great light read; to distract you from …

Bangkok Discoveries #2: Koji Suzuki and the Sushi that Saved Me

[Updated 11/07/2015 : I have since been informed that Koji’s place in Ekkamai has shut down. I’ve contacted Koji and am waiting to find out more] My head is on fire and my nose is runny, but were it not for the kindness of the owner of 男の割, Koji Suzuki, I would not have had the strength to write this. Dramatic much? Wait until you hear the story, then judge. Over the last couple of days, you could say that I’d been enjoying myself a little bit too much. But who could blame me, my German had come to see me. Long distance relationships are hard, and they don’t get easier just because you’re married. Anyway, long story short, I found myself on the wrong side of Tuesday, (now feeling) sick, alone in my tiny apartment and with nothing in my fridge but broccoli and a rather generous bunch of mint leaves. I made a soothing tea with the mint, had the broccoli steamed with some rice, but before I could go out to restock my supplies, …

There’s hope for us all…

I’ve often been accused of being the ‘blind optimist’. And what is wrong with that exactly?…. Seriously though, what is so wrong with trying to push through sad situations? Isn’t everybody entitled to feel how they want? And since you are… Why would anyone choose to be miserable? Just like you choose to wear a certain style of clothing, or the way you choose to visit the pub every blimmin Thursday without fail. You don certain patterns and behaviors; conditioning yourself to them. It’s your choice. It’s always your choice. And yes they can be hard to break, but they’re not impossible. Nothing is impossible. Except for interstellar space travel, but we’ll leave that to the oh-so-sexy Elon Musk[swoon]. Where was I? I do believe that in some circumstances, it becomes a crutch that we hold on to, so we don’t have to do more. The more being anything that might possibly lead to failure or rejection, or dare I say it, nothing. 随便!随便你吧! Quoting the newest song that has drilled its way deep into my brain: “…To rise over love, And over …