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Cambodia Sevenseas

‘In ancient mythology, Cambodian people are said to have been born of the sea, created by a marriage amongst the gods.”   A new book by Darren Gall author of Urban Flavours and Cambodia’s most celebrated chef, Luu Meng. A Culinary adventure story set for release in early May 2016 and available through Monument Books […]

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The Lost and The Found

                                            Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.                                                                                                                         Henry David Thoreau   The Lost Room is a small urban dining space located behind the Svay Pope Pagoda, it sits in a quiet lane that runs parallel, between Sotheros […]

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Second Impression – Sound

    “People who have never had a broken heart will never understand dead roses, Tolstoy, airport lounges, Albinoni’s Adagio in G Minor, neat brandy, the moon and drizzle.” Wendy Harmer Upon that first, unforgettable hearing of ‘Adagio in G Minor for Strings and Organ Continuo’ I was immediately entrapped in its spell. Little did […]

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First Impressions – Sight

  Over twenty years ago, I was spending a pleasant Sunday afternoon at the National Gallery of Victoria, slowly meandering through an exhibition of paintings by Vincent Van Gogh. The exhibition also happened to feature works by some of the artists who had influenced Van Gogh and the artistic movement to which he belonged. As I […]

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La Giaconda – Part One – The Fibonacci Sequence

    Leonardo Di Vinci, (1452 – 1519) is widely regarded as the quintessential renaissance man, a genius, a polymath, a master painter, sculpture, engineer, inventor and much, much more. He is considered to have possessed one of the greatest minds in human history and to be one of the most creative and talented beings […]