^^ 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 […]Read More Entry Eleven: Communion
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 […]Read More Entry Nine: Winter into Spring
新年快乐 – Xīnnián kuàilè !!! Happy New Year!!! I just figured out that the Mandarin word for fast – 快 – kuài – is put with a word for happy – 乐 – lè – to make a wishing happy (like Happy birthday! Happy Christmas!) So a literal translation of Happy New Year in Chinese could […]Read More Entry Eight: A Year of Travel, A Year of Haikus
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 […]Read More Entry Six: Do you get China?
This post is late, as I was sick. I was sick, last week was hard. At any given moment here, I am dazzled by leaving everything I know and also cursing the craziness in me that caused me to leave everything I know. And so is the blessing of adventure. Inside Me When I am […]Read More Entry Four: The Blessing of Adventure