One of the things I like about living in Asia are the little perks we get from time to time. Some really entertaining work can come your way if you’re interested and you make yourself available. For example, in addition to being a full-time singer in China before moving to Taiwan, I’ve also done radio […]
Phang Nga Bay, Thailand. Tourists will recognize this as James Bond Island, but locals know it as Ko Ping Kan. You guessed it. This is the island where Roger Moore and Christopher Lee filmed “The Man With The Golden Gun.” For more information, please visit Travel Thailand: James Bond Island in Phang Nga Bay.
When I was a child, I was utterly captivated by the beautiful, pristine ice princesses of the professional ice skating world. I longed to learn how to skate. My parents bought my first pair of ice skates when I was five or six and my Dad taught me to skate. He did it at home […]
A short story about the Banyans of Ta Prohm and ancient ruins of Ta Prohm in Angkok Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia. Taken from my travel memoirs in 2007.
Stepping into the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok is like stepping into another realm. Strange and beautiful mythical creatures and demons seem to jump from every corner. The air sparkles and shimmers with heat, humidity and fragrant incense. Every surface is encrusted with jewels and mosaic inlay. Treasures of indescribable nature are housed […]
Dear Mom, One of my first memories is of you and I collecting flowers together. We used to walk in the fields beside our house when I was a child and we collected flowers. You showed me how to press them in Nana’s flower press. You taught me about Black-Eyed Susans’ and Daisies that first […]
In many ways, I feel as though I’m revisiting my childhood by being back in Canada. I’m in my childhood home again and have had the greatest fun exploring all our little nooks, crannies and not-so-secret forts. I’ve unearthed childhood treasures and looked through scrapbooks, old school papers, art projects, high school mementos, lost pictures, […]
We found him on the dirty streets of Phnom Penh, just off of Sisowath Quay. He was dressed in rags and sucking on discarded satay sticks from the gutter. He crouched, like a small animal, mournful brown eyes gazing hungrily as we passed by. He raised his fingers to his mouth, never uttering a word. […]
Ever been offered a free lobotomy? I have. Back in 2003, I was offered one on my first morning in Chángch?n, China. I woke up to the sound and sight of a man standing at my window. It sounded like he was saying, “Free Lobotomy? Freeeee Lobotomy!” I could not, for the life of me, figure […]
My fiance is obsessed with big motorcycles. His first major purchase here in Taiwan was a Kymco Zing by Honda. He spends hours on it. Actually, we spend hours on it. I won’t deny that having the bike has made our lives in Taiwan much easier. Being on a bike allows us the mobility and opportunity to […]