Sleeping on the Wing

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This Is Home

I have been home for about 3 weeks now, and even being unemployed and lacking a lot of my social life I still seem to be behind on everything. I’ve even gotten to these recent photos from a trip to Mammoth Lakes and to Lake Tahoe before getting to my photos from my last few weeks in Japan! Editing photos is always a great reminder of what I did on a trip, and so looking back on my last moments in…

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Isolation offered its own form of companionship: the reliable silence of her rooms, the steadfast tranquility of the evenings. The promise that she would find things where she put them, that there would be no interruption, no surprise. It greeted her at the end of each day and lay still with her at night.
Jhumpa Lahiri, The Lowland (via bookmania)

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Looking Back

A month or two ago I answered some questions given to me by another writing friend of mine here in Japan. This writing exchange, called the Leibster Award, allowed me to nominate some other bloggers and pose some of my own questions after answering the ones given to me. All of the questions I passed on were about Japan. Some of my ALT friends, Jaime and Simone, have answered those questions on…

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mimbeau:

Gilles Ehrmann
"L’homme qui marche" Alberto Giacometti - Fondation Maeght 
Saint-Paul de Vence - France   1964

mimbeau:

Gilles Ehrmann

"L’homme qui marche" Alberto Giacometti - Fondation Maeght 

Saint-Paul de Vence - France   1964

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Hong Kong, a world of contrasts

But these glaring color clashes were not the only reason why the viewer felt such a dizzying sense of unreality. There were contrasts everywhere: all kinds of discordant settings and jumbled periods had been jammed together, making a strange, illusory domain.

This is the description that Eileen Chang gives of Hong Kong  at the beginning of her short story Aloeswood Incense. And although the Hong…

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Nine Dragons and a Fragrant Harbor

Hong Kong is one of the most interesting places I’ve been to… not a country, not a city – to be exact a “Special Administrative Region” attached to China  but with an independent government (Hong Kong is financially independent and the PRC is only in charge of defense and foreign affairs). The two most populated regions, separated by the famous harbor – Kowloon (Nine Dragons) and Hong Kong Island…

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