Tin Shui Wai – A bus ride away

“As an adult traveling alone in a remote and cut off places, I learned a great deal about the world and myself: the strangeness, the joy, the liberation and truth of travel…..”. Hong Kong is not a remote place by any dot of imagination but even in crowds one can look for alone-ness. Sharing an…

THE SECRET GARDEN OF EMPEROR QIANLONG

Story Challenge: Letter “E”  Frizztext  http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/ E is for Emperor Qianlong*, the Qing dynasty emperor who commissioned a secret garden, the Qianlong Garden, to immerse himself in art pursuits post his 60 years of rule. Emperor Qianlong was the sixth emperor (1711 – 1799) of the Manchu led Qing Dynasty and the fourth Qing emperor to rule over China….

Past Reloaded- Koel Song

Feb. 28, 2010: The morning fog had a surprise in store for me. Walking on Hung Leung road, Hung Hom towards Whampoa,(Kowloon) I heard the distinctive ‘Koo Ooo’ of the Koel, my childhood nemesis. It was a surprise because in 2 years of my stay in Hong Kong this was the first time I heard the…