Dessert Before Dinner

I am feeling weepy, as I sit in the Munich airport on a layover that eventually gets me back to Asia (with a couple of days in Hong Kong) before heading home to Singapore.  Maybe it’s the pint of Erdinger that I am drinking…or more so, perhaps the plethora of emotions and memories that I’ve experienced over …

Blood Does Run Thick in Poland

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post for this blog entitled “Chinese Tattoos and Spirit(s).”  In that post, I concluded that whether we knew our ancestors or not, their spirit remains with us and helps to shape and define who we are both physically and psychologically.  I mentioned that I’ve been thinking about that …

Chinese Tattoos and Spirit(s)

Several years ago, I was on a trip with five of my friends from Houston, Texas to participate in an annual relay marathon.  It was something we had done several times and became a bit of a tradition and bonding experience for us.  This particular year, one of my friends had just gone through a divorce and …