Book Review: The Refuge By Jo Fenton

Image Courtesy of Amazon This was the second book of the series. So, the evil mastermind of the Abbey, Dominic, was gone. From the Brotherhood, which was like a cult, the Abbey was transformed into a sanctuary and refuge for women and their children who were hiding from abusive situations. How interesting….. This novel revolves… Continue reading Book Review: The Refuge By Jo Fenton

Silk Road: Lanzhou

In 2005, as part of our Silk Road tour, Lanzhou, Gansu was one of our stops. “Lanzhou (Chinese: 兰州) is the capital and largest city of Gansu Province in Northwest China. Located on the banks of the Yellow River, it is a key regional transportation hub, connecting areas further west by rail to the eastern half of the country. Historically, it has… Continue reading Silk Road: Lanzhou

Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination By Nonso The Writer

Thank you Nonso The Writer for my sunny nomination! “Writing is art, an expression of oneself. This art I intend to share with the world through the creation of evergreen write-ups, fuelled by quantified and qualified research facts. By this, I express myself wholeheartedly.”— Nonso The Writer SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD RULES: 1. Thank the person… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination By Nonso The Writer

Quick Trip To Taipei (2005)

In 2005, I was visiting Hong Kong, so I made a side trip to Taipei, Taiwan. One of the most iconic buildings was Taipei 101. “The Taipei 101, formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, is a supertall skyscraper designed by C.Y. Lee and C.P. Wang in Xinyi, Taipei, Taiwan. This building was officially… Continue reading Quick Trip To Taipei (2005)

Netflix Series: Itaewon Class

Image Courtesy of Wikipedia This was a story about how a cruel and successful multi-billionaire abused his power to crush those were considered less fortunate than him. This unfortunate young man, in turn, dedicated his whole life to fight all odds to challenge that multi-billionaire. Themes 1) life isn’t always fair: Sae-ro-yi, the protagonist, faced… Continue reading Netflix Series: Itaewon Class

Silk Road: Jia Yu Pass (Great Wall)

As one travelled along the Silk Road, one must admire the Great Wall. Along this Great Wall, stood the Jia Yu Pass (嘉峪關). The pass was a key waypoint of the ancient Silk Road….Jia Yu Pass is the first frontier fortress at the west end of the Ming dynasty Great Wall, near the city of Jiayuguan in Gansu province. Along… Continue reading Silk Road: Jia Yu Pass (Great Wall)

Happy Second Anniversary

Has been two years now? I began writing on WordPress as a writer for another company, but time went by, I decided to start my own blog as another creative outlet for myself. As another Facebook admin job can to an end after five years, this was naturally the next step to take. Blogging seemed… Continue reading Happy Second Anniversary

Silk Road: Mongolian Yurt

One of the most interesting experiences of my Silk Road trip was visiting a Mongolian yurt. A traditional yurt (from the Turkic languages) or ger(Mongolian) is a portable, round tent covered with skins or felt and used as a dwelling by several distinct nomadic groups in the steppes of Central Asia. The structure consists of an angled assembly or… Continue reading Silk Road: Mongolian Yurt

The Silk Road: Longmen Grottoes

On my trip along the Silk Road, we stopped by the Longmen Grottoes. This was a UNESCO World Heritage Site. “In 2000 the site was inscribed upon the UNESCOWorld Heritage List as “an outstanding manifestation of human artistic creativity,” for its perfection of an art form, and for its encapsulation of the cultural sophistication of Tang China.“—-… Continue reading The Silk Road: Longmen Grottoes

The Silk Road: Gobi Desert

Back in 2005, a group of families and friends gathered together and booked a tour bus for ourselves to travel along the infamous Silk Road. The Gobi Desert The Gobi desert is found in the Northern part of China and southern part of Mongolia. This vast desert played a big part in the history of… Continue reading The Silk Road: Gobi Desert