The factory of Dreams

Years ago, I was welcomed into a world I knew so little about, a world I had only heard stories about. Yet, with my bags packed, I landed in a city which was not usually mentioned whilst talking about the grandeur of China. That city was Fuzhou. Little did i know that, FUZHOU, the land [...]

The legend of Goddess Mazu

Hailing from a multicultural heritage, I grew up listening to all kinds of stories about legendary heroes and Goddesses. Over the years, my love for legends never ceased. I was always curious to discover new heroes and heroines who gave a sense of hope to millions of people through barriers of time and geography. Six [...]

Teachers

Many of us know that learning is an on-going process in life but most of us fail to realize that even teaching is a kind of never ending process. Yes! Teaching. We tend to be so focused in assigning specific roles to ourselves and to all those surrounding us that, in the end, we end [...]

A tale of Ten Thousand Buddhas…

Islanders are known to have an inborn nature of being wanderers and travelers and it was not until I landed up in China that I discovered that I too possessed such a trait. Six years in a land whose culture, lifestyle and language were unknown to me, I realized the best way to make China my [...]

In Search of the Mighty Beast

Amidst the hustle bustle of a busy city, lay a small village oblivious to the rest of the world. Through the ruins of this forgotten suburb area, lived a boy who spoke words that made sense to none, who had dreams too lofty to be shared, who had ideals that were made fun of by [...]

If Hope Was…

Life, I suppose, is the best teacher anyone could possibly ask for, because at every turn and every point, life teaches us something, something new, something tough, something beautiful, something strange, something powerful... The most valuable lesson that life has imparted me with was about Hope. Yes! Hope! While Hope did seem like just any [...]

A relic that stands the test of time

20.3484° S, 57.5522° E 18th Century Lost in the never-ending peaceful blue waters lay a land that seemed to dwell on its own terms. A land that withheld tremendous amounts of treasures safely guarded by the dense green vegetation that fiercely withstood the forceful invasion of mankind and the perils of nature. Through the lush [...]

THE FACES

A couple of years ago, when I was still small and wrapped in the belief that fairies were for real, that Santa Claus really came to drop in gifts on the eve of Christmas, that monsters lived under my bed, I came across a word, simple at first sight but quite complex to understand because [...]

Strange ways in which I have become more Chinese

It's almost a year since I left my second home, China for good. Yet, there are some aspects of China that I really miss and some lifestyle patterns that left such a deep impact on me that they have become a part of me.... There are many a times when people around me or the [...]