When I was 5, my father introduced me to Enid Blyton and her world of goblins, elves and toys that came alive. I was into the Grimm brothers then and the bright-eyed teens of Riverdale and Blyton was a welcome addition. Days were spent drawing scenes from the books or recreating them using my own toys.

One afternoon last month, us kids (at heart) made our way through a maze of strange alleys and found the MINT Museum, a building full of TOYS from the 1800’s to the 1900’s and it was there that I was taken back to that year with Enid Blyton and found myself face-to-face with Noddy, Golly and many other characters from my childhood.

MINT, also known as Moment of Imagination and Nostalgia with Toys, is a kid’s dream come true – 5 storeys of vintage toys from all over the world! We relived our childhoods that afternoon – days spent with G.I. Joe, Tintin, Mickey, Donald, Popeye, Astro Boy, matchbox cars and the countless toys that kept us company many years ago.

We left the museum with wide grins. We felt like kids again.

-Johanna

The Right Bar

The Right Bar In a bar that looks like it was taken straight out of a Hollywood movie, four Japanese tourists come in. They shuffle around and obviously already had a few to drink and seem really happy about it. Three of them order more alcohol but the fourth, who looks the most drunk of

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Visual

The last time I spoke in front of an auditorium, I was in second grade and I recited a poem. I remember it was like being in the dark and I did not understand what I was saying. Over the weekend I spoke again, in a cinema – which is pretty much what an auditorium

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Thank You VDC

I’m going to write about the conference some more in another post but for now let me just say thank you to everyone that was a part of the conference. Thank you Visual for inviting us! CONGRATULATIONS SephM, awesome job bro. Thank you Ruel, Chad, Val, Isa, PJ, and Jethro! Thank You Ryan, Carlo, Mar,

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