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Gratefulness is Happiness

He chops the spring onion into a million tiny pieces, his lips turned upwards as he wipes the sweat from his forehead. She smiles; smiles as she sprinkles the chopped ...

Frolicking in Kaiping

Shenzhen is positively overflowing with things to see and do, but sometimes you just need to step back in time, step down in pace and spend a weekend somewhere with ...

The Absurdity of Rituals

I was reminded last night of the absurdity of life. Life is so absurd. No, really, it is. Day after day, year after year, we continue to do the same ...

Muted Words

Do you ever have those moments where you completely drift away into your own mind? Where you arrive at your destination and have absolutely no recollection of the journey that ...

There are no minor roles

Do you ever take a second to stop and think about other peoples' lives? I mean, really think about them. The man who washes the windows of your office building ...

make eye contact

I stood in the door awkwardly. There were no free tables, just a couple of vacant stools in the corner opposite a girl who was typing away frantically on her ...

tomorrow 明日

It was the same old story every time. Mum would put me to bed and we would watch the clock, waiting for Dad's call. It never came. I would usually ...

The Milkmaids of Osaka

She sat down at the bar and ordered a glass of milk. Her skin was ghostly pale and her lips were painted a berry red. She glanced in our direction ...