blog, Travel

Roots

I just returned from a family trip to visit my grandfather’s birthplace in Putien, China. It was a super rushed trip, (what I’d call a “touch-the-wall-and-go” type of excursion) and we only spent a mere day in his village. But it was still a fun, and eye-opening, and strangely fulfilling trip. More on that later.… Read More Roots

blog, miscellany, writing

Anniversary

I told father ………. “A poem would suffice” He retorted ………. “I’m no poet” I told father ………. “Just a few lines” Father cobbled together ………. lines, lyrics. A word here, a phrase there ………. from obscure songs. His favourites. It was an un-poem, ………. clumsy, heartfelt, with such poetic intent, just like love –… Read More Anniversary