Author: Tanya

The Millennial

24. November 2018

Last night Lukas told me about a podcast he listened to about the millennials and the new style of living: rather than stay in one job over many decades and expecting to be promoted  once every decade, millennials expect to be promoted once every year, at least. It is common to be constantly job-hopping and […]

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Kimchiiii

9. November 2018

Kimchi has always been around growing up. Although I don’t remember being fed Kimchi as a baby, I do have memories of sitting at the kids table, dunking kimchi into our glass of water in order to get the chilli off and make it more edible for us kids. The years of being a child […]

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My observations on Canadian life and people +general update (Archive: 28. Jan 2012)

28. January 2012

Observations on Canadians/Canada  –   Some things here are definitely upside-down and the wrong-way around – the seasons, the stars, the roads,  the light switches…an ‘entre’ is actually considered the main meal… Additionally, Canada uses a mix of North American and Commonwealth systems – I walk to work in kilometres, weigh myself in pounds, have a […]

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Pepe the Penguin [written in 2012]

1. January 2012

Tanya Vester ©2012   Pepe the Emperor Penguin was born on the coldest day of the year, when the chilly Antarctic winds were bellowing across the continent of Antarctica. But the small penguin was warm and snug, huddled under the warm plumes of his mother. Pepe raised his head and peeked out from underneath, but […]

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Kevin’s City Adventure [written in 2011]

1. January 2011

Tanya Vester © 2011   Kevin the Kiwi and his family were out in the night looking for worms, insects and berries. “Found one!” Kevin shouted excitedly. The big juicy worm would be enough to last him through the day. “Mmmm”. The sun began to rise slowly behind the bush land. “Another new day!” Kevin […]

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Not Billy’s Day! [written in 2011]

1. January 2011

Tanya K. Vester © 2011   Billy was full of energy! It was a sunny, warm and beautiful day and he was to go shopping for birthday gifts. This afternoon his friends the Poodle triplets – Patrick, Perry and Pat – would host a big birthday party. Billy bounced out of bed and cheerfully strolled to […]

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HIGH IN NEPAL (3/3) The final story… (Archive 31. Oct 2010)

31. October 2010

The last note ended with me writing something about the spirit of the mountain, I think… Anyway, flying past the Himalayan giants, to the roaring of the jet’s engine, and back toward Kathmandu and it’s crowded street, dust, roaming stray dogs, blaring horns and piles of trash was a bit depressing. I immediately wanted to […]

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My Himalayan Encounter – Trek to Everest (Archive: 15. Oct 2010)

15. October 2010

I never used to enjoy hiking very much and when we were young, we had to be lured up the mountain by false promises of icecream waiting on top of the mountain. Anyway, I think Seoul city life changed that… often having the urge to escape the hustle and bussle of the big city. So […]

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Nepal Impressions- First Month (Archive: 30. Sep 2010)

30. September 2010

My Nepal stay is already half over, a month has passed quickly and there is much to write… Maybe some of you are interested in how things have been so far.   Leaving Korea was more difficult than I thought. Although I know it was my time to go, it’s been 1 ½ years there […]

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On Beijing (Archive: 2. Aug 2010)

2. August 2010

On Thursday morning, I flew to Beijing for a four day trip. On arrival, we were met by a suffocating combination of heat, humidity and pollution, like a dirty sauna. However, unlike Seoul, I was surprised to see very much greenery. We were sweating our way through Beijing, lost and confused trying to find the […]

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