This is a blog where we share travels past and planned for the future. We also post our seemingly ‘directionless” musings, gripes, bits and bites about travel. We only offer our own perspective and have no intent to guide nor influence. In a way this is a selfish manifestation of our love for ourselves…so this is NOT a travel blog since we probably will write off tangent many (many) a time. And many a time you might see our posts make reference to songs too… look out and see if you can tease it out!
Perhaps the stories and posts might inspire you to plan your own journeys and build a handprint map to call your own.
Who are we?
Mel works as an office stiff by day and becomes an antiquities buff at other times. It did not start this way. As an economics graduate with an electronics diploma, Melvin wanted to be in marketing. And he did that for a short while. Then the financial crisis struck (sigh) and he moved out of sales and marketing. Beggars cannot be choosers right? It has been more than 20 years working in the same functional area since then, rotating around the globe a fair bit along the way as a corporate
stiff drone (lucky for us!).
Suan on the other hand was an accounting girl by circumstance more than choice. It was a practical way to quickly get a paying job. She just wants a simple life where you get to do what you like, you know – the lucky-go-happy sort. She’s the model for our photograph collection/gallery/exhibition… plus the boss at home.
Combined we are more than the dynamic duo. Suan cooks, Mel clean up. Its an equal relationship (depends on how you see it). So, its dynamic – ie it changes to circumstances where Suan gets to select the part of the equation she wants – eg mop the floor but will leave the toilet to Mel. So long as both parties in a relationship have agreed with each other. That’s most important.
So, how did we get here?
With no kids and ample opportunities to work outside of our home country, it should be easy to see how we got “carried” away as our travel handprint grew larger. Click here to read all about our travel handprint. If you really need to know, ask us. We are very happy to hear from you. Aside from saving for “retirement” (if there was really such a thing), it’s all for the airlines, travel expenses, rental car etc…
On this blog Mel does most of the writing and Suan the editing. And we comment and respond jointly. What we are really interested is not in the number of followers and likes but the how often we engage in conversations/dialogs with other bloggers.
There are many sites and blogs on the web that caters to almost anything you need to know about the places you desire to be. In fact, the sheer number of sites constitutes somewhat of an information overload. Well, this blog adds a view from our perspective, in addition to our newsletter. Click here to find out more.
Just us adding our two cents to the mix.
“All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” Samuel Johnson
Don’t you think what he said is true?