Yuancun Si Heng Lu

GUANGZHOU, GUANGDONG, CHINA – “Sunshine!” One heard this regularly at the Hunan restaurant we frequented, for we called it out playfully over and over throughout our meals. Over would rush a young Chinese girl, a five year old with pigtails, who would smile a shy smile at us and refill our mugs with scalding green…

Bliss in a Hotel

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL, HONG KONG (SAR) – I had only been to Hong Kong once before and was not expecting to go this particular week. It was late September, just after we had finished all the things required of us for the new semester, but work never became less stressful. There was always something coming up,…

Musings on China

SHERIDAN, WYOMING, USA – Chinese New Year has wrapped up and people are headed back to work this week. It was the first CNY holiday since 2009 during which I have been so isolated in every way from Asian culture (this is, of course, discounting the many Asians I pass on the streets, everywhere, especially…