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A Savage Memory of Elephants

I remember the elephant gazing at me with teary eyes as I watched a girl from my tour go up, pay the mahout, and sit down on its massive tusks. Once powerful, they were now cracked and warped from years of sitting, lifting, and straining. The tusks had started to...

Running into the Flames

He considered his appearance in the floor length mirror that was propped against the wall, appreciating the simplicity of his running attire. The drab grey Nikes, knee-high white socks and ashen basketball shorts contrasted tastefully with his August-bronzed skin. His sunglasses were molded to his face, aerodynamic, a sleek black....

Lily

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Dancing in Paradox

Hangzhou, West Lake. Bleachers set up by the waterfront. A stillness in the air before all the commotion of tourists and locals alike. She watches 『印象西湖』 with wide eyes. The entire “Impressions of West Lake” show is staged on a platform built on the surface of the water. The storyline...

German Christmas Markets

The anticipation of the first snowfall, imminent chocolate overdoses waiting in Christmas stockings, piano strings warmed for the 10th rendition of Carol of the Bells: these winter festivities and rituals charm and warm the soul, regardless of which holiday is being celebrated during this magical season. Prior to spending Christmastime...

The Punk Spirit

The punk spirit is still in there somewhere, though — at least, I hope so. ~ Martin McDonagh, on his writing in an interview to The Guardian /// Elegy for The Pillowman i know your life is a plastic bag with no breathing holes are everywhere and in every heart yet...

7am Wanders

I have always been a city girl, through and through. Growing up in Hong Kong as I did and loving the city as I do, I’ve learnt to move with the energy of the place. This city that never sleeps, never content to stay still in the status quo; this...