Perhaps I Never Knew


China, Everyday, Travel

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


China, Travel

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

Man Mo Mo in Hong Kong


China, Travel

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

Shenzhen Stings


China, Travel

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

Guangzhou Chaos


China, Travel

I left Xuchang in a daze. A madcap journey across the central plains to reach the lushness of the south. Lynn, Spoon and Cissy were there to see us off at the station as was Ruby. At that time, I didn’t think I would miss Xuchang as much as I do now. Perhaps at that […]

June 27, 2007

Sugar Time


China, Travel

22 classes end on 22nd June. Smile. My sailor friend pointed that out to me. And so it is indeed. It is such a big pity though that the 22 classes end at 12:00PM and not at 22:00. These past few days I have been measuring time. Measuring it in little teaspoons. I feel that […]

June 20, 2007

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

Time


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