It’s a festival called with two names: Caribana Festival (the old one) and Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival (the new one). For most people, the former is better-sounding than the latter that ...
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Cruising the Mekong River in Vietnam gave me view of what life looked like to people living on boats and on stilt houses. There’s so much activities there and people didn’t seem to mind the deep and strong current of the yellow river that passes through six countries: China, Laos, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. […]
This is, perhaps, the world’s smallest island that only one residence can fit on it. This island is found at The Thousand Islands in Ganonoque, Kingston, Ontario. As you can see, the house is really surrounded by water and there’s not even a backyard enough for playing with your kids. The front lawn, however, is […]
Stepping outside the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi at the height of summer in May, you feel a blast of hot air surge over you. For a moment you feel detached from your body; as the 50 degree heat presses down, dust settles on your sticky body and the thick smell of exhaust […]
We visited a sunflower farm in Innisfil, Ontario today. It’s an hour (or less) drive from Toronto. When we arrived there, it was very hard to find a parking space but we managed to find one away from the farm. We walked a bit and checked the houses in front of the field so we […]
Last weekend, I had my first kayak experience at Kelso Lake for an hour. I paddled across the lake in a single kayak and boy, it was easier than I thought! But, I must admit, I bumped my kayak into tree branches on the shore because I didn’t figure out quickly how to control my […]
Confucius or Kong Zi, in Chinese, is buried in a humble plot in Qufu, Shandong Province. His tomb has no sign of luxury or grandeur of a philosopher whose analects shaped China—and are still highly-regarded until today. While I was still working in Beijing, one of my students told the class that he’s a descendant of […]