Category Archives: True Life Story

Stories of #Swans: “Surgio” and His Clan

  Many years ago in China, I heard of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake for the first time and was mesmerised. Sometime later, I watched the beautifully performed ballet on the stage. The name of the performing troupe has long faded in … Continue reading

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Stunning #Slovenia (2) – #Ljubljana, #Piran and a Long Journey Home

Last week, I promised to share more of my wonderful exploration of Slovenia, tracing some of our footsteps across this beautiful country, including  such gems as Lake Bled and our scenic drive through the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Tao

This day in the depth of winter in 1986, in the city of Chongqing, a wee baby boy was born, at 3.4 kilos, the bundle of joy was healthy, mature and his first cry on this earth, louder than anyone … Continue reading

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The Birth of Bold #Writers’ Club and an #Author’s #Writing Journey

by Friederike Rice My dear Junying, Your most generous gift of your Trilogy The Same Moon, Trials of Life and Land of Hope - such handsome big volumes – are resting prominently on the writing desk in my study and are very precious to me. … Continue reading

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