Thursday Doors: Bangkok

Two weeks past, I disembarked a plane and was greeted by the gentle even whispered greeting “Sawadika.”  Walking through the concourse of the Bangkok airport, the Kingdom of Thailand welcomed me back.  I’ve been away for some time.  It was nice to return for a visit to the City of Angels or Krungthep [กรุงเทพมหานคร] as…

Thursday Doors: Mongolia

From 2006-2012, I looked forward to summertime with anticipation and excitement.  It was a privilege and a delight to lead or join teams of volunteers from Hong Kong in traveling to one of my favorite places on the planet, Outer Mongolia.  Most years, the teams included my daughter and son, Sarah & Nathan, which made…

Night Buses

I enjoy. When the sun sets, ordinary colors blur into something special.  The nighttime buses in motion just outside my window pass by in bright dreamy lights. I wonder. Where are the blurry bus riders going?  Where are they arriving from?  Are they returning from a hard day at the office or dashing off to…

Thursday Doors: Halloween

Halloween Doors (or gates that lead to doors) In Hong Kong, where east meets west, celebrations like Halloween have found a home.  Walking through a low-rise neighborhood, near to my high-rise one, the festivities were in full swing.  The street was blocked off and the “trick or treaters” were out in great number.    …