The Fight

Boarding a plane bound for the Philippines, I barely noticed her.  After squeezing into my seat and clicking the belt closed, a tiny voice said quietly, “Are you vacationing in the Philippines?”  She sat to my left.  Turning to answer her question was the beginning of a wonderful encounter. She was in her young 20’s,…

Culture

It was a nice adventure spending last week across the border from Hong Kong, in the Mainland, with my daughter.  She excitedly dragged me from one local cuisine to another.  My daughter’s idea of local cuisine and mine are a lot different.  Where she enjoys going from one food stall to another, favoring the street food, I like…