New Start to an Abrupt End

Fifteen years ago, my cousin Patricia and I signed up for Mandarin language classes at the YMCA Kuala Lumpur. We were gung-ho about adding Mandarin to the list of our spoken languages – English, Malay, Malayalam and Tamil. However, our enthusiasm to learn this lingo that is widely used in Malaysia came to an abrupt end when work and other commitments got in the way. Patricia moved away to Singapore a few years ago and pursued Mandarin classes there, while I got caught up in more work and personal commitments. During my travels, especially in countries like Taiwan and Hong … Continue reading New Start to an Abrupt End

Blush: A Balinese Sunset

The setting sun hides behind a cloud as she throws a beautiful blush pink hue across the sky as dusk falls, and the tide rolls in towards the sacred Tanah Lot temple in Bali, Indonesia. The temple is only accessible to visitors for a few hours in a day – during low tide and under the watchful eyes of lifeguards and temple officials. More on WordPress Daily Prompt:Blush Continue reading Blush: A Balinese Sunset