Tag Archives: Travel

My First Quarter Century: Year in Review

The constant stream of social media and calendar engagements makes it difficult to see what I have accomplished every year of my life. This was a big one, as predicted by everything that brought in my 25th year. Pictured: First … Continue reading

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Beyond a Book Review: Solo, a Collection of Writer’s Pilgrimages

In this bright new year, it feels right to read about journeys. Pilgrimages, whatever that means. So I finally cracked Solo: Writers on Pilgrimage. To Margaret Atwood, it means traveling through literary and scientific history to Baffin Bay. To Katherine … Continue reading

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Tea from the Source: Tiny Tea Adventures in Taipei (Part 3)

Memory #4 from my first trip to Asia. Though I didn’t expect climbing Mount Fuji to slow me down to appreciate the present moment, I did expect it from another aspect of Asian culture–tea. So I made sure time on … Continue reading

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Tea from the Source: Maokong, Taipei, Taiwan (Part 2)

Memory #3 from my first trip to Asia. Though I didn’t expect climbing Mount Fuji to slow me down to appreciate the present moment, I did expect it from another aspect of Asian culture–tea. So I made sure time on … Continue reading

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Tea from the Source: Kyoto, Japan (Part 1)

Memory #2 from my first trip to Asia. Though I didn’t expect climbing Mount Fuji to slow me down to appreciate the present moment, I did expect it from another aspect of Asian culture–tea. So I made sure time on … Continue reading

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My Mountain Metaphor

Memory #1  from my first trip to Asia. A month ago when I first mentioned how climbing Mount Fuji was a metaphor for me to my parents, they told me to stop making metaphors out of everything. True, I have a … Continue reading

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What does it mean “To Make Manifest”?

I didn’t pay too much attention to the theme of the Hemispheric Institute’s 2014 Encuentro before I arrived in Montreal and found the logo sticker on the door of every Concordia building designated for the conference. A little hand print … Continue reading

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The Return

I took a break from this blog for a month in the hopes that it would help me focus on being at home and not always doing work. It worked and didn’t work. I was present in the warmth of … Continue reading

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Trains, Planes, Automobiles

I have taken them all to travel this semester. Actually, I’ve also travelled by boat since my parents and I took the ferry to and from the Toronto Islands for a morning trip in August. I’ve taken subways and streetcars … Continue reading

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Fall a Little Early: Canadian Thanksgiving

It has been hard for me to write about last weekend. Not because it was bad–opposite in fact: it was such an escape that I haven’t wanted to remember that it’s now over and that graduate school work has restarted … Continue reading

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