Morning Comes and Also the Night

CLEW reviews books – mostly with an expat touch: Morning Comes and Also the Night, written by Marijcke Jongbloed. For CLEW by Summertime Publishing. Morning Comes and Also the Night is the biography of a Dutch family confined in a Japanese internment camp in Indonesia during the Second World War. Due to the dominion of the […]

Finish your plate!

-Finish your plate! A well-known mom-/dadism still in use. Now there’s a study to show that we actually do finish our plates – in general. The study, from Cornell University, Ithaca, USA, reveals that adults eat 92% of the food they put on their plate, on average. One can easily dish out reasons for this, […]

Passage to Persia

CLEW reviews books with an expat touch: Passage to Persia, written by Margaret A. Frame. For CLEW by Summertime Publishing. Dr. Kibbe traveled to Persia – in what is now known as Iran – as a young single woman in the 1920s. Through her many letters to her family, the reader gets a glimpse of a time […]

Big city money hunts

Boys will be boys. The wealthy American businessman Jason Buzi has his own way of getting rid of his money, organising big city money hunts with clues announced on Twitter. Those getting ready for Saturday’s Hidden Cash event in Paris were disappointed. According to Huffington Post, the Paris police said no on the grounds that […]

Passport art

This cute story has travelled the world, unlike the main character in it, Chinese Chen – who by the way might not have thought it particularly cute at the time. Chen was recently on holiday in South Korea with his family. Little did he know he would be stopped at the airport and denied to travel back […]

Sorcerers and Orange Peel

CLEW reviews books with an expat touch: Sorcerers and Orange Peel, written by Ian Mathie. For CLEW by Summertime Publishing. Living and working in remote regions of Africa permitted English author Ian Mathie insight into various cultures and tribal groups encountered during his 30 years on the continent. He maintained a journal documenting his experiences as […]

Two sisters & two Steinways

Arzu and Gamze Kirtil │Piano Duos │ Philharmonie Luxembourg If you’re a classical music novice, a concert with a twin-sister piano duo could be a good place to start, and if you’re an experienced listener and concert goer, such a duo could be refreshing. Especially when the repertoire is audience friendly, with pieces by some of […]

A book a month

It’s World Book Night, and that is about “giving books and encouraging those who have lost the love of reading – or are yet to gain it – to pick up a book and read.” CLEW picks a monthly treat for you among the many anticipated books of 2014. The April treat (OK, we’ll throw in one […]

Do the silly walk

In small town Ørje in Norway, a rather special road sign causes a stir: Inspired by Monty Python, the art group Kreativiteket. came up with the idea to encourage pedestrians to cross the road in a particular manner and add a little fun to the everyday of the locals. A special road sign was made and put […]

The To Be Another Machine

Haven’t we all wished we could creep into somebody else’s head and under their skin? New technology might bring us one step closer, through “The Machine To Be Another”.