Monthly Archives: June 2012
A Hongtong Tale
It also reveals how you can always spot a true Han Chinese, if not his home province, if he’ll take off his socks for you.
This was something else, the sort of thing the stranger sees in horror movies rising from the wisps of fog – a vision of the weird city, weirdly lit.
Beihai - Yes, Beihai
One day, and that day may never come, but if you’re a frequent flier then it well may: what happens when you at last tire from the wallowing, self-indulgent rut of Samui, Kuta, Poipu? Where do you go then?
China's Next Superhero
Superpower: Late 60s-style jet pack and arm-mounted mini-rocket launchers.
A River Not Dammed
During the whole of my trip, I, in my ridiculous foreign dress, never heard an uncivil word from one of them.
The Hani - All Natural at Work and Play
Maybe it’s that much easier to be one with the land when the land is as gentle as Honghe.
Coming Out to China
“It wasn’t a ‘she’,” I answered. “My lover was a man.”
“You?” he responded with wide –eyed wonder. “And your lover, he wore the dress and earrings?”
True Tibetan Fire
A wise man never resents with passion the abuse of the foolish.
~Boddhisatva Tachuang Yan Kinglun
Wuyi - Potable Chinese Nature
A palace where emperors used to offer sacrifices to Lord Wuyi still exists, the way Abraham Lincoln still exists in Disney’s Hall of Presidents.
Chinese Alcoholism - Culture, Not Curse
The avoidance of embarrassment and the concept of "face" are powerful forces against drunkenness.