my last day in china

I was browsing  through some old knickknacks from my trips three years ago. I stumbled-upon some unpublished images that deserve to be posted and shared. My last day in China was pleasantly extended due to the global delay of flights in view of the volcanic eruption...

Siddhartha: Nepal in Retrospect

“It happens quite easily that he only sees the thing that he is seeking; that he is unable to find anything, unable to absorb anything, because he is only thinking of the thing he is seeking, because he has a goal, because he is obsessed...

of firsts and seconds…

It was one of those waking moments when I thought I was still trapped in la-la land because the text message that woke me up read something like, "we are being invited to guest on a TV show. Get your ass online." So I staggered in the middle...

Rong, Ronald and Noodles (Shanghai part 1)

I arrived in Shanghai at noon with a sunshine attenuated by the freezing air and overpowered by the bustling crowd of platform 11. I was carrying my 60 L backpack and my day pack, plus big boxes of Aunt Xi Ling--whom by the way, I...

serendipity

When I was in college, all I could think of when hearing the name Sri Lanka was the place where Ravana took Sita after abducting her away from Rama and Lakshman. In my professor's version of Ramayana, Ravana took a big leap from India to...

money for elephant ++

The best way to get a transportation around Kandy is to rent a tuktuk from your hotel. Most often than not, random drivers will overcharge and try to rip you off every singe way they can. Like, duh! You get this modus operandi in any...

funda fatale

It took more than 30 minutes of open highway motorbike ride to head off to our final stop of the day. But the old school asphalt road and the feel of isolation in the driest place in Asia made the joy ride seem shorter than...