Happy Anniversary to me :)


This blog turned 1 year old today. And I didn't even have to change any diapers. I remember when I wrote my first post; I was alone (there was no other way) at a cafe in Hangzhou (that's in eastern China). It was a rainy afternoon and I was getting tired of walking around a city I didn't really like. Taking refuge in coffee and writing made the rest of my lonely and rainy day bearable. I remember ranting about people who were surprised that I was doing a big backpacking trip solo, and how I had no plans or aspirations for my life other than wandering. I think this need I have to wander has worked for me so far, and even if it hasn't, who cares...it's what I wanna do.
And I hope you have enjoyed my writing about it. So far.
Here's some highlights from my blog year, in Asia, out West and at home.

Shanghai by night, Pearl Tower

Humble Administrator's Garden in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China

Plum Blossom Festival in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China
Lake in Longhu Shan, Jiangxi Province, China

Old town of Fenghuang, Hunan Province, China

Wulingyuan Mountains, Hunan Province, China

Mountaintop in Gulangyu, Fujian Province, China

Park in Chonwu, Fujian Province, China

Tulou Castles, Fujian Province, China

Temple in Dali, Yunnan Province, China

Dancing at the Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan Province, China

Yangshuo countryside, Guangxi Province, China

Rice Fields, Yunnan Province, China

Tianfu Square, Sichuan Province, China

Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan Province, China

Teahouse, Sichuan Province, China

Old town in Huangshan, Anhui Province, China

Panda Reserve in Sichuan Province, China
Three Gorges Dam, Hubei Province, China

City Gate in Kaifeng, Henan Province, China

China's last communist prefecture, Nanjiecun, Henan Province

Reunion with makgeolli and pajang, Busan, Korea

Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan Province, China

Street prayer and worship, Singapore



Long boats in Lombok, Indonesia

Fun in Cherating, Malaysia
Seaside stroll in Vancouver

Whole Foods bag, North Vancouver
Rocky Mountains, Alberta, Canada
Pre-wedding refreshments at Tim Horton's, Montreal
Sugar shack with Jean; my Indiana born Korean wife



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