Friendship

In 2006, Bertha and I moved into a room in Ashdown House, one of the graduate houses in MIT, Cambridge. The room was old and simple but spacious, with wooden planks as floor and windows overlooking the Charles river and the bridge connecting Boston and Cambridge. We arranged our belongings in identical desks and shelves,…

Chi Lin Nunnery

If Wong Tai Sin is crowded, cacophonous, and colourful, Chi Lin is its exact opposite: quiet, serene, elegant in its simplicity and muted colours. There were very few visitors when V and I dropped by and once we stepped inside the garden, the rest of Hong Kong seemed to fade into the background. Photos by…

Wong Tai Sin Temple

As I’m writing this I’m lying in bed, half asleep after a day-long road trip from Adelaide to Victor Harbour. I’ll share photos, of course, but I’m way behind in my blogging, so I’d better clear my backlog. These photos were taken in Wong Tai Sin, a temple chock full with tourists and local worshippers…

Chinese Zodiac

To say that I believe in astrology would be ridiculous but I find the whole thing rather amusing! To this day and age, some newspapers and magazines still feature a horoscope section, claiming to provide some insight on what the coming week or month has in store for us simply based on when we were…

Causeway Bay

As I prepare this post, V and I are settling down in quiet Adelaide, South Australia, well into the third week since we relocated, and the crazy, crowded streets of Causeway Bay seem a world away. I enjoy shopping like any other girls, but the older I get, the more specific my style and taste…

Victoria Peak

Standing at 552 metres above sea level, Victoria Peak is the highest point on Hong Kong Island and offers the best vantage point of Hong Kong’s skyline, with its sprawling collection of audacious skyscrapers and the Victoria Harbour, arguably a view that encapsulates Hong Kong’s restlessness and energy. Ride the Peak Tram to the top if…