The weather forecast has been warning for the past couple of days that my homeland will see a strong spring storm pass by in the next couple of days. They warn us not only of the direct damages caused by forceful gusts and heavy rainfall / snowfall, but of indirect impact of sharp rise in… Continue reading The spring storm spin-off
One of the things I love most about my own culture is the way it is constructed so it complements – and in so doing, compliments – the natural world around us. As we live on a group of small islands on the Pacific Rim, heavily affected by Mother Nature from all directions, we have… Continue reading Submerge to emerge
If I told you that I took a trip from East to West and back all in one day today, would you believe me? Well, if you were 18th-century French novelist J.V., who lived in a time when the shortest route around the world took eighty days, maybe you would not. But you are… Continue reading A day, both short and long
I thought I was simply a bit tired from the outing from the day before, but I was still feeling tired when I woke up in the morning… at which point, I started to worry that I may be coming down with something. But how could that be? As you know, I am a very… Continue reading Something coming down?
“This is today’s specialty!” we were told. “Maybe you don’t see it now, but when you do, you’ll know just how special it is,” she said… and she was absolutely right! The person who brought the specialty of the day was the teacher of this group that holds monthly tea lessons and of which… Continue reading Hit the “paw’s” button, not “claw’s”