Jul 14, 2015 – [Tuesday] Black & White: Boat

Toronto, Canada, taken on September 8, 2014

An impressive boat was docked by the Toronto harbour, and now that I’ve finished reading The Count of Monte Cristo, I feel like this is exactly the kind of ship that The Pharaon looked like. Ah, the glorious days when Edmond sailed on it…the masterpiece never dies! (See the original photo in colour.)

Jul 06, 2015 – [Monday] The Places I Called Home: Green tiles

Guangzhou, China, taken on April 7, 2015

The most distinguishing feature of the house that I grew up in is the green floor tiles. No matter how many times the layout of the interior has changed, my eyes are immediately drawn to those green tiles upon entering the house, even after years of absence from China. Perhaps they are embedded in my memories as the tiles that accompanied me through my long-gone childhood.

May 11, 2015 – [Monday] The Places I Called Home: New Guangzhou

Guangzhou, China, taken on April 6, 2015

The trip back to Guangzhou last month opened my eyes to a new side of my hometown that I had never seen before. Glittering skylines with tall skyscrapers resembling cities like Hong Kong and Shanghai – a Guangzhou that I had not known in my childhood. Among the new landmarks is the new Guangzhou Tower, which I have to admit looks pretty elegant and slick.

Mar 16, 2015 – [Monday] The Places I Called Home: Siu mei

Guangzhou, China, taken on June 7, 2012

Siu mei is a very typical example of authentic Cantonese cuisine and is a class of food consisting of a huge variety of barbecue meats, including chicken, goose, duck, and pork. Of course it tastes the best in the place of its original, which incidentally is my hometown, Guangzhou! Excuse me while I go grab a tissue paper to wipe my watering mouth.