The Last Few Days

China, Travel

It’s been a while since I wrote here. And there is a reason for that – the Great Firewall of China has decided to block access to Blogspot for the past ten days or so. Well, to say it is frustrating would be an understatement. So many things have happened since then. Everything is now […]

June 15, 2007


China, Travel

Time. How it rockets through these days! I cannot believe that I am reaching the day of what might be my last journey into China. Three more weeks to go. Where have all these months gone? I am filled with a longing for home – yet the wonderful joy of companionship that I had here […]

June 3, 2007

Lounging in Luoyang

China, Travel

Did I actually see a sunrise yesterday? Not that sunrises are rare in this part of the world but that I was awake early enough to see one! Yesterday was the day of the mad mad journey to Luoyang. The journey started on a fairly sane note. Ruby arrived at the dot of 6AM but […]

May 27, 2007

Meaning of Life

China, Travel

As I write this on a lazy Sunday evening, the skies are exploding in a riot of colors. Fireworks in the night. On a clear blue carpet. Lights to sparkle. Truly life can’t be better? Sadly, it ain’t so for me. I had the most awful cold the past week – still have. I think […]

May 20, 2007

Wind Wednesday

China, Travel

Last night howled its way with a shriek. It caught me unawares. Doors banged. Windows creaked in their hinges. Strange sounds erupted in the darkness. It seemed a strange epilogue to a day where my mind howled its own demands. 2PM – blazing sun. 34 degrees Celsius. Cycling in its heat, my mind a mass […]

May 9, 2007

Day of Surprises and Revelations

China, Travel

Today is the day for which Birdie and I came to Sanya. Birdie’s birthday! And today is the day that has left me in a strange paroxysm of rage. I know I am a bit of a strange head, if I may call it so. I act crazily, stupidly, and weirdly and add all the […]

April 30, 2007

Blogs and Buggy Moods

China, Travel

The weekend has reached the end of the road. How did it ever go by? These 48 hours that we so pitifully set aside as “our time.” And what hours it has been too! After a relatively sedate Friday morning, the evening exploded in a bang. Old memories of phone calls surfaced again. Unease in […]

April 22, 2007

Oodles of Noodles

China, Travel

Friday dawned in a haze faster than it could seem possible. Four hours of classes swirled by in a whirl. And at 12, freedom struck. Could it really be possible? Again, it has been one of those weeks that flew by so quickly that I am left wondering if a workweek is now comprised of […]

April 20, 2007

Just Another Day

China, Travel

Thursday’s are always carry that strange feeling with them. They are the “neither here-nor-there” kinda days. You know you gotta work but then your mind is already half on Friday, and you know that the weekend is coming…and that 48 hours of unadulterated bliss is going to follow and well…Thursdays just seem too packed in […]

April 19, 2007