Category Archives: UK, USA & Europe

A Little History of #Norway (2): #Bergen and the #Fjords Beyond

If you are not from Norway or have never visited, what do you know about this country? Before we visited Norway for the first time, I confess that I did not know a great deal, except perhaps that it was … Continue reading

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#Norway (1): #Hiking and #Kayaking in Hardanger Fjord

Wow. One word, that would describe what I saw in Norway perfectly. Here is another: AWESOME! In capital letters, to distinguish it from the overused expression by the positive yet likely to exaggerate younger Americans. Last week, John and I … Continue reading

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An Illegal #Immigrant’s Passage to #LandOfHope

  Nothing left but despair. Only one way out of that mess – the snakeheads, gang masters, agents, or whatever name people used to label them. They were the only ones who could ‘help’ me and my family, and seemingly … Continue reading

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#Music Monday: #AmazingGrace & #Mama by #IlDivo to #ThankYou

Last Thursday on WeChat, my Brother Brad’s update suddenly caught my eye and my breath: It went something like this in Chinese: Mother fell ill all of a sudden, I’m rushing to Chengdu to keep her company. At the famous … Continue reading

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