Author Archives: Junying Kirk

About Junying Kirk

I came to Britain from China in 1988. I have worked as an academic, administrator, researcher, teacher, professional interpreter/translator and cultural consultant. Currently working as an International Partnerships Manager in a large UK university, I enjoy reading, writing, sampling a variety of yummy foods, travelling the world and blogging about my adventures :). My 'Journey to the West' trilogy - 'The Same Moon', 'Trials of Life' and 'Land of Hope' are available on Amazon (both on Kindle and paperbacks), Smashwords and iBook. I live in Birmingham, UK with my husband.

#Life Is Temporary, So Get On With It

Time and again, I am reminded how temporary and fragile life is. One moment, you are full of vitality with a whole life ahead of you, the next moment, you are gone, for good. I am not talking about Hollywood … Continue reading

Posted in Economics & Society, Reading & Writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

#Øresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden, Turning Torso and Sunset in #Malmö

“We can go to Malmö when we visit Copenhagen,” John said to me, as he went online to book our flight. “It’s linked by a bridge and only 30 minutes by train.” “Great!” I was delighted and my voice raised … Continue reading

Posted in Arts & Culture, Social Media & Photography, Travel Logs, UK, USA & Europe | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exploring #Denmark’s Capital City #Copenhagen: Nyhaven, Little Mermaid and Tivoli Gardens

A little over a year ago after John’s business visit to Copenhagen, I bought  a guidebook. It was then strategically left in our little washroom basket, a little reminder of a possible choice for our next European trip. It worked. … Continue reading

Posted in Arts & Culture, Travel Logs, UK, USA & Europe | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shuichi Yoshida’s Villain: #CrimeFiction at Its Best and a Kaleidoscope of Modern #Japanese Society

“Crimes as serious as murder should have strong emotions behind them.”  – George Orwell Crime fiction, especially the Nordic Noir type, has been my favourite genre of reading for a number of years. Every time I go to a book … Continue reading

Posted in Author Support, Book Reviews & Excerpts, China & East Asia, Reading & Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment