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Travel is little beds and cramped bathrooms. It’s old television sets and slow internet connections. Travel is extraordinary conversations with ordinary people. It’s waiters, gas station attendants, and housekeepers magically becoming the most interesting people in the world. It’s churches that…
Have I actually opened up my eyes?
Or is it merely just this exponential growth of people who are simply stunningly uninteresting in every form and facet of life? Ever since getting back from China, I’ve noticed that there are far too many people in my life who simply think about fuck all except themselves. They take what they can and give as little as possible. Everyday is about the latest fad, the best fashion or the...
Happy Australia Day Everyone!
Though more importantly, happy birthday to one of my closest mates.. DK! I sifted through many photos and this one is by far and away the best and most civilised photo I could find.
likkleidioscynracies: helmetheads: Something...
It’s liberalising to think that in a day and age of political correctness and extreme media scrutiny (unless you lived in North Korea), world leaders today would have difficulty in otherwise acting in the interests of the nation. Much cannot be said the same for those who resided during the reign of Qianlong (Dragon ball anyone?) and Empress Dowager Cixi. Of which the latter was...
" A long long time ago.. "
More often than not, when enquiring about the context of a tourist attraction in China, that would be the line that the majority of the Chinese use to explain the development of a certain site you visit. It plays a major role in beliefs and the way of thinking in Chinese everyday life, with Taoism, Confucianism and Buddhist beliefs being a heavy influence in almost all Chinese individuals’...
I seriously feel like dropping my current studies...
There's something unique about China
Stupid line to say, I know. Yet, there is one attribute of Chinese culture that I absolutely adore over any other culture and that is the hospitality and family vibe you get from any old stranger after you’ve gotten to know them a little. I’m no stranger to hospitality - having lived in Australia since I was 2 - with many people around the world describing the Australians as one of...
Do me a favor… Stand up, walk to wherever the nearest window is, and just look...– Chad Sugg (via fuckyeahbackseatgoodbye)
Happy Birthday Mum
Yes, no kidding! My parents’ birthdays are right next to each other but unfortunately they weren’t born in the same year. Like Dad, Mum faces her own hardships and I love her to death. Again, I feel guilty of not expressing enough gratitude for what she’s done for me even if she’s my own mother. After returning from China at the end of December, the first meal Mum...
I have to confess.
My foodie addiction is growing exponentially! - I’ve been itching to try out more places. - Bought the latest foodies’ guide. - Heading to Melbourne next month for more culinary adventures. - Been reading a dozen food blogs! - All I’ve been watching is No Reservations. - Encouraging Mum to bring home more different types of small goods from work which supposedly produces some of...
For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them...– Hermann Hesse (via metheliving)
johnnylacephotography: still the motherfucker...
That awkward moment when
you walk into your room and your dog’s shotgunned your bed.
Happy Birthday Dad
Disclaimer: There’s going to be a few posts related to my family members so feel free to disregard if you’re disinterested. My Dad, at 50 years of age, still finds himself in a job that requires heavy exertion of physical labour, not because he’s not capable of anything better but simply because of the language barrier. He’s one of the most intelligent human beings in the...
Even the old can learn from the young.
” Don’t ever forget that you are still Chinese. “ These were the words that my Mum constantly utter to me when I find myself committing acts that rub against cultural expectations of being part of a Chinese family. As much as I love calling myself Australian, my Chinese heritage remains a steadying influence in the way I act and behave in different environments. Expectations of...
Memories are what warm you up from the inside. But they’re also what tear you...– Haruki Murakami (via loveyourchaos)
Beauty: The Korean Way
Perhaps the obsession with beauty is due to the fact that human nature always strives for what is thought to be better. So Koreans associate beauty with people of countries that are wealthier than they are, and as a result strive to be more like them. - Julia Yoo (Culture Shock) via adversaire A really interesting piece on pulling apart the conceptual framework and emergence of popular...
There’s nothing to mourn about death any more than there is to mourn about the...– The Captain Is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship, 1998 by Charles Bukowski (via yourawesome)