Do you come from a land Down Under?

Australia is not the most exotic of locations for a westerner like myself to visit. Barring the Outback and whatnot, it felt a bit like the USA more than once. Cairns, especially, reminded me of South Carolina specifically: palm trees, wide lanes for traffic, hot and humid weather, wooden fences around some houses with front [...]

Festival and farewells

Last week, people across many parts of Asia celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival. Based on the lunar calendar, this is one of the more significant holidays for China/HK. (From "On this full moon day, families and communities traditionally gathered to celebrate the bountiful harvesting season, somewhat of the equivalent to the American Thanksgiving Day. Nowadays, families [...]