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Friday food treat: Okonomiyaki



Today’s food treat is okonomiyaki, a savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients. This dish is usually associated with Osaka (Kansai region) or Hiroshima.

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Friday treat: Ramen

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Photo credit – tripadvisor.com

A hearty soup appreciated on a cold day in the snow, is ramen. It is not hard to cook but I am led to believe that making the stock is a long process.

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Friday treat – Coffee in a can

Photo author's own

Photo author’s own

The Japanese love vending machines. Buying hot drinks in vending machines is par for the course, and one of my work colleagues is often buying cafe au lait!

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The value of a fiver

Photo source: Reserve Bank of Australia

Photo source: Reserve Bank of Australia

A new Australian five dollar note has recently been released. Five dollars. A fiver! What does it buy you? According to a friend, he finds far too many things are now $5.

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Thoughts on life …

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Photo credit – Amar Yashlaha via unsplash.com

Life is like a wild tiger.
You can either lie down
                              and let it 
Lay its paw on your head –
Or sit on its back and ride it.
~ RIDE THE WILD TIGER from A Guide for the Advanced Soul by Susan Hayward

The link between rituals and productivity

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Photo credit – Jeremy Ricketts via unsplash.com

Do you have a routine that sets you up for the day? Something that seems to lead to a successful and productive day? And if you don’t do it, do things still go as well? Have you ever wondered why this is so?

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Achieving balance – reality or fantasy?

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Achieving work-life balance is something oft’ talked about. Some suggest it is a misnomer in certain work environments eg high performance workplaces. Others call it different names like work-life ‘fit’. Regardless, the concept of balancing the demands of work and life can be challenging. Can you really achieve it … or is it a pipe dream?

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Tips on how to “switch off” from work

Tom Eversley

With flexible work arrangements, the boundaries between home and work become blurred. So too, do the boundaries around stress. Stress can seep into your home life when downtime is important. Here are some tips to better manage this.

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