Category: Places

First Time in Melbourne

I arrived in Melbourne in the 2nd week of December. The sunset at Avalon airport was beautiful and I managed to take a photo of it just seconds…

Mùa đông đầu tiên

Ngoảnh đi ngoảnh lại Trâm đã sống ở Sydney được 8 tháng. Bắt đầu đi làm từ những ngày cuối hè đầu thu, sau khi qua một mùa…

Tuần đầu ở Sydney

Tối qua viết xong đăng lên, sáng nay suy đi nghĩ lại quyết định gỡ xuống đổi tên thành Tuần đầu ở Sydney và thêm vào vài chuyện…

Chinese Studies

The relations between China and Vietnam have always been turbulent despite the common socialist background. China is our major collaborative partner, while at the same time, our major…

Giang Nam ở đâu?

Đọc tiểu thuyết kiếm hiệp ai không biết Giang Nam là vùng đất trù phú hữu tình nhiều tài nam mỹ nữ. Vậy chẳng hay Giang Nam ở…

The 5 o’clock Chime (五時のチャイム)

This chime always plays at 8am and 5pm every day in Wazuka village. There were many times we worked on tea farms far away in wild mountain forest,…

An Old Wife

3 set of clothes, a personal cosmetic bag, a universal adapter for my iPods, plus passport, credit card and some cash to top up the MRT pass. Within…

White Diamonds Painted On The Road

I was walking to Wazuka tenmangu shrine the other day when I noticed several white diamonds painted on the road. These diamond-shaped markings also appeared on a street…

The beautiful green of Wazuka in summer

Wazuka town (和束町), hidden by mountains, has over 800 years of tea history. The town is 80 km away from Kyoto and in order to get to Wazuka…

Summer in Aomori means Nebuta Festivals!

When I was planning for my summer holiday in Japan, the four most important things on the checklist were: Big Bang Anniversary Concert in Osaka (29th July) Inakadate…