Interpreting & Language Specialist
Pocket knife: Never leave home without one since my father gave me my first at the age of six.
My wedding ring: 19 years and counting!
Small carabiner: Bought when playing hockey and used as a keychain/ lucky charm ever since.
Firefighter Badge: My grandfather’s firefighter’s badge and number
Small ceramic owl: Given to me by my grandmother when I was about four.
Passports: All the passports I have ever been issued, I have somehow managed to hang on to them all and they represent the many travels that, to a great extent, have made me who I am today.
Jade weasel: This small jade weasel I picked up with my wife in an antique shop somewhere, it reminds me of all the places I still have not been to.
Shiva: A small bronze statuette of the goddess Shiva, picked up in Taxila, it reminds me of faraway places and great memories.
Book: The adventures of Captain Mago, a story of a Phoenician expedition. This book has been passed down from my granddad to my dad and now to me, and is one of my all-time favorite books, which I will one day pass on to one of my kids.
Milou: Was given to me by my wife on our first trip to Europe together. It reminds me we need to go back soon.