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Newsletter: 2019 November

“The landscape sleeps in mist from morn till noon…” – John Clare, English poet, 1793-1864 – That was how John Clare, the “Northamptonshire Peasant Poet,” described November of his beloved English countryside. Some of us may begin to get into the “soul-searching” reflective mood as we approach the year-end season. Twelve months ago, we wrote…
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Newsletter: 2019 October

“The falling leaves, drift by the window. The autumn leaves, of red and gold…” – lyrics by J. Prévert (French), J. Mercer (English) – click to listen to the song. October is the last month for those who wish to see the natural phenomenon known as the Great Migration in East Africa. As the watering…
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Newsletter: 2019 September

“By all these lovely tokens, September days are here, with summer’s best of weather, and autumn’s best of cheer.” – Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885) – The transition of summer to autumn, signals we are getting towards the end of another year! If you are of my generation, you may have heard of Earth, Wind and…
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Newsletter: 2019 August

“It is more important to release the right response than to send the right message.” – Edward T. Hall (1914-2009) – August, a month named after the illustrious Augustus, emperor of the Roman Empire, must be glorious! This month, many of us in Asia will celebrate our respective National or Independence Days (Singapore on the…
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Newsletter: 2019 July

During this month, three major nations will be celebrating their national days: starting with “Canadian Day” for Canada on 1st July, followed by “Independence Day” for the Americans on 4th, and “Bastille Day” for the French on 14th. Who knows, you might be surprised by some of the new facts you never knew before.
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Newsletter: 2019 June

“Twere pleasant, that in flowery June, when brooks send up a cheerful tune…” – William Collen Bryant (1794-1878) – If you read TCG’s June’s newsletter last year, did you make it to Rovaniemi and experience the 24-hours daylight? If you didn’t, this year, you could catch the experience from 7th June till 6th July. Remember, the longest…
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