Climbing…and Climbing…and Climbing


After the frustration of day before, it was 7 40AM when we set off from Wuxiangang Parking lot. The students we met warn us that to climb the summit on foot is ‘dangerous.’ “It’s very cold up there,” they say. Take the bus, they urge. “Oh well, we are crazy, ” I laugh. Sigh. I […]

February 28, 2011

Hot and Cold


It’s around 8 degrees Celsius. My fingers move slowly across the keyboard. There is no heating in this room apart from an AC, and the roof needs a new roofing, if you are looking for the best roofing experts you could try here. I sit  here, clad in my full-length jacket. Outside, the sky is […]

February 19, 2011



Ah, I have spent the last two weeks (has it been that long since I wrote here?) being ill. I have been afflicted with a strange bug that doctors have taken two tests to find out and now still require another third one before they find out what it is. So I wait. And now, […]

September 28, 2007

Perhaps I Never Knew


I hyper-ventilated with anger last night. Shivered. Down to the core of my being. It was all a bout of SMSing with that Asshole – but I am more at peace now. I know that he will never heal from the scars that I can inflict on him. It leaves me feeling that at least […]

August 6, 2007

Sunday Search


For the second time, I boarded the Star Ferry. A cultural icon by itself, the ride is all too short for the views it offers. And the price well, the best rides almost come free! Today was the day I met John again. Old friend of mine who had helped me out as a total […]

July 1, 2007

Buddha’s Bar


Saturday morning is twinkled with showers of sun and rays of rain. Clouds dash in and out, casting their shadows on a city that is cloaked with expectations of tomorrow. This tomorrow – Sunday -1st July – will mark a milestone here. Hong Kong has a past like no other. It’s been ruled by vastly […]

June 30, 2007

Man Mo Mo in Hong Kong


Early morning dawned in a drizzly haze across Hong Kong. The view from the apartment was breathtaking. The smallness of the apartment seemingly a contrast to the immensity of the sea. Having originally planned to go to Lantau Island, we were so exhausted after the first real sleep of any kind in the past few […]

June 29, 2007

Last Day in Shenzhen


I think I really should promise myself not to visit Shenzhen again. Yet, two years ago, as a naive traveler I was attracted to this city. It was the first big city I had seen in my life. I thought it to be frightfully big, and magically beautiful with dazzling lights in the night covering […]

June 28, 2007

Shenzhen Stings


Well, the D train got me through safely to Shenzhen. The only person who helped with the luggage was a non-Chinese. A curly-haired lad poetically called Oh Sun Moon. A Korean who was spending his summer vacation traveling. He had just come down from Shanghai, after spending time in Qingdao and was at 28, still […]

June 27, 2007