Monthly Archives: March 2011

A New Author’s Reflection and Dilemma: Social Media in Promoting Books

 Many of you who read this probably know that I am a new published author, recently had my first full-length novel on Kindle, although I have had a very long love affair with books, writing and publication. I have ‘flirted’ … Continue reading

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The Day Chairman Mao Died

Andrew was flicking through the channels, as usual. He had earned his nickname, ‘channel hopper’. “Why the hell can they not leave her alone? For goodness sake, she’s been dead for a few years, end of story.” Andrew was often … Continue reading

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The Day The Earth Shook

That night, I slept fitfully, kept tossing and turning, and drifting in and out of shallow dreams and memories of the past. Eventually before the day broke, on the morning of 12 May 2008, I got out of bed, eagerly … Continue reading

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Dreams: The Same Moon

I witness bright Moonlight in front of my bed. I suspect it to be hoary frost on the floor. I watch the bright Moon, as I tilt back my head. I yearn, while stooping, for my homeland more. –Li Bai, … Continue reading

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