Category Archives: Ian

Postcard from Songkhla, Thailand

Two weeks into our trip and we were ready to keep going, up the Malay Peninsula to Thailand. This stop was extra special because we went to visit two dear friends and former colleagues from China. They both had a … Continue reading

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Postcard from Penang, Malaysia

Northbound! Back on the train, we settled in for a 7-hour ride up the Peninsular Malaysia to the island of Penang. This time, the view from the window was of rolling hills speckled with cattle and winding paths cut through … Continue reading

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Postcard from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Ten days into our trip we headed to Kuala Lumpur, the cultural, financial, and economic center of Malaysia. From first glance, KL is pulsing with diversity. The most colorful people walk the streets hailing from countries near and far, each … Continue reading

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Postcard from Sepang, Malaysia

From Singapore, we hopped on the KTMB train for a 7-hour ride north.  After an exhausting three days of walking around the city, we eagerly anticipated a long commute (in first class!) to sit back and stare out the window … Continue reading

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Postcard from Singapore

Before heading to Singapore, we had an idea in our heads of what the country might be like based on opinions of friends and family members. I, for one, expected the place to be like the “Disneyland” of Asia, uptight, and … Continue reading

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Postcard from Hong Kong

After a long night in the Nanjing airport, we flew off to beautiful and bustling Hong Kong. The city-state is located on China’s southeast coast, surrounded by the Pearl River Delta and the South China Sea. From the majestic skyline … Continue reading

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Nostalgic Yet?

What we WILL NOT miss about China:

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Happy Lunar New Year from China

For the rest of the world who follows the Gregorian calendar and celebrated New Years 27 days ago, you may have forgotten that a large number of people follow the lunisolar calendar and celebrated five days ago. This event is popularly … Continue reading

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Halftime

As I expected, with 3 games played per week, the CBA season is flying by. Having 16 games behind us and only 16 left to go in the regular season, I thought it would be fun to give an update … Continue reading

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Postcard From Nanjing: Happy Holidays

For me, Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind.            May you cherish the peaceful time together with those you love, in body & in spirit, sharing warmth, laughter, and … Continue reading

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