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A Soft Spot for Animals: Sam Kelly

Samantha Kelly has worked as Financial Controller for Metrohm South Africa since early 2017. Numbers and maths have always made sense to her, she says, which is why her job is perfect for her. But while Sam’s brain keeps busy with numbers, her heart beats for all animals—and especially for her three chows Bear, Pumpkin, […]

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Gratitude, Optimism, and Perseverance: What I Learned From Disadvantaged Youths in South Africa

The most memorable and moving experience during my days in Johannesburg was a visit at a training course for disabled youths from disadvantaged—that is, nonwhite—communities, which is sponsored by Metrohm South Africa. Talking to the remarkable young course participants, I saw their will to learn and to take upon them whatever it takes to seize […]

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Muratie: Wines With History

The area surrounding Cape Town is famous for its wines. The Muratie Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, just about 50 kilometers from Cape Town, is one of the oldest estates in the Cape area and looks back at over 300 years of history. The history and winemaking tradition are kept alive at Muratie. But tradition in […]

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Cape Town: From Sea to Mountain

Cape Town reaches from the blue waters at the Cape of Good Hope to Table Mountain, towering over the city like a kilometer-high wall. Our local Metrohm colleagues showed me the «Mother City», as Capetonians affectionately call their hometown, in its best light. With its beautiful sea and mountain landscapes and vineyards just outside the city borders bringing […]

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Visiting Taiwan, Part 2: Heat

After typhoon Mangkhut had passed and had taken the rain and wind with it, the thermometer climbed to 35 °C and above in Taipei. That didn’t stop me and our colleagues at local distributor Hammer Trading from exploring Taiwan’s cities, mountains, and kitchens! Hot Hiking: The Next Trend After Hot Yoga? These days, I often […]

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Visiting Taiwan, Part 1: Rain

When I arrived in Taipei, typhoon Mangkhut was passing Taiwan on its way from the Philippines to Hong Kong. Luckily, it was a near miss for northern Taiwan, where the capital Taipei lies. But it did bring us lots of rain and strong winds and, after that, left us with heat and merciless sunshine. The […]

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Professor Ho and His Magic Mirror

No, Professor Ho’s mirror doesn’t tell you who is the fairest of them all. Professor Kuo-Chuan Ho has been researching electrochromic materials at the National Taiwan University in Taipei since 1993. These materials undergo a color change when a voltage is applied to them. The anti-glare rearview mirror, which turns dark when the high-beam headlights […]

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Rapat’s Pad Thai: A Street Food Classic

When I was visiting Metrohm Siam, Product Manager for Ion Chromatography Rapat Boonpong showed me around Bangkok and he took me to Cambodia to see the temples of Angkor Wat. He also took me to eat Pad Thai. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to properly enjoy it because my stomach was being a bit uncooperative at the time. […]

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Afterwork Hours in Seoul

Our colleagues at Hwashin Instrument in Seoul love spending time together—even (or especially?) after work hours. Hwashin Instrument distributes Metrohm’s titration, voltammetry, and spectroscopy product lines in South Korea. Six times a year, they have a party on the roof of their office building. They call it Hof Day—hof is Korean for pub or bar, […]

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