Entry Twelve: Whole

What makes one feel whole?  What will so deeply satiate one, enough so that their soul hungers for nothing?  Bali, or the Bali that I saw, Ubud and Canggu, is spilling over with tourists who are hungry. Hungry for spiritual awakening. Hungry for white water. Hungry for beauty, fitness, quiet, parties, sex, oblivion, organic vegan […]

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Entry Eleven: Communion

^^ Strawberries are SO melt-in-your-mouth SWEET this time of year! ^^ It has been over six months since I left NYC and moved to Ningbo, China. My first entry was entitled, “I travel alone, in love.”  Yes, I love to be alone when traveling. I love to think and drink in the environment. But I […]

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Entry Ten: Seas of Towers

For the Spring Festival, I went to Tianjin, Beijing, and Harbin. In Tianjin, I met family members that I’ve never met before – descendants of my grandmother’s cousin. I celebrated the new year with them in their apartment in the suburbs. In Beijing, I spent time in the art district, wandered around Tiananmen Square and […]

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Entry Nine: Winter into Spring

One of my favorite parts of life is the end of one season and the beginning of another. I mean literally: summer into fall, fall into winter, winter into spring. It always seems to come at just the right moment. Just as I am craving hot tea and buckling orange leaves, the melting heat of […]

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Entry Six: Do you get China?

This week’s writings are from a weekend getaway I took to Suzhou and a day trip I took to the TianTong Temple outside Ningbo. They are also infused with my consumption of NYTimes articles about China, Chinese films/books that are banned in China, and of course, my general day to day interactions with Chinese citizens […]

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Entry Five: American Treasures

“As a writer, I know I carry all the accumulated moments of my life” – Natalie Goldberg, The True Secret of Writing, Connecting Life with Language The title of this blog resonates with me even more so when I am away. My dreams roam the blizzarding mountain passes we drove into the Rockies when I was […]

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