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Type A Girl in a Non-Type A World

Over the past 4 years, while attending a college where I was surrounded by future congressmen and women, consultants-in-training who were practicing cases years before I even knew what “practicing cases” meant, and pre-med students that will probably cure cancer, I somehow managed to convince myself that I was not, in fact, a Type A personality. 1,074 more words

night noodle markets 2014

The last time I went to the Noodle Markets was probably 3 years ago, before the time of Messina, pork buns, and the oh so raved about ramen burger. 766 more words


beautiful béchamel and a trip to the beach

Ah you delicious head of garlic. You’re dark and smokey and warm. You’re like the earth. Like soil between my fingers. Like chilli and coriander and shallots and salt and herbs and spice all compacted into one glob of garlicky goodness. 142 more words


It’s hard to believe a city like Rome exists. I’ve been to many places where history is interwoven with modern life–London and Boston are two primary examples of places where you can visit sites laden with centuries of emotions, politics, and death. 1,510 more words

Third Crusade history - 4 October 1190 - the capture of Messina

On their way to the Holy Land after the fall of Jerusalem to Salah al-Dīn, Christian armies gathered in Messina, Sicily. Today, I am guest posting  on… 54 more words

Richard The Lionheart

Frog in a Blender* (NOT REALLY)

I’d not visited Messina for at least a month, quelle horreur!  Fixed that the other afternoon with the Rexinator special – vanilla gelato with swirls of raspberry sorbet, vanilla marshmallows, freckles, choc chip cookies and raspberry jellies. 168 more words


P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney

Almost 24 years ago, I was born. In Sydney, as a matter of fact.
I have been back once since then, but as a snobby, shopping obsessed teenager – so I don’t like to count it. 228 more words