Tag Archive: travel

Delight

Day 4 Nature Series “We must risk delight. We can do without pleasure, but not delight. Not enjoyment. We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of this… Continue reading

Sunshine Days and Foggy Nights

Day 3 Nature Series and one of the most magical poems ever written. This morning started off foggy here in Helsinki and the air seemed to swirl with magic. I wish you joy. I… Continue reading

A Quiet Beauty

If you know me even just a little by now, you would know that I spend a lot of time mucking about in the woods near our home here in Helsinki. In all seasons.… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

  I sat on these old, intricate floor tiles in the inner courtyard of a Chinese temple one hot humid afternoon in Penang. Nestled deep within a vast courtyard, the Han Jiang Teochew Temple… Continue reading

The Pearl of the Orient

“Penang is the kind of place that ruined me for an ordinary life.” ~ Anthony Bourdain I was born in Penang. I think that alone makes up for everything else in life. I… Continue reading

Glimpses of the Unhurried Life

I grew up in Kulim. A tiny, modest little settlement in rural Malaysia during the 80s. There were no traffic lights in our little town back then. Folks just slowly meandered through the sleepy streets in their… Continue reading

The Secret Beach

Tucked away in a secluded cove is a little patch of sandy strip I call my Secret Beach. I come here to sit a while. This is where I release all agitation and pry away the… Continue reading

You know it’s summer in Finland

When Finns disappear for a season of rustic contentment deep in the Land of a Hundred Thousand Lakes. And it looks like this at 11 o’clock in the evening. When these little fellows show up. And barnacle geese land in… Continue reading

A Delicate Beauty

“Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like the stealthy perfume of wildflowers hidden in the grass.” ~ John Steinbeck Finland has… Continue reading

Today is a Gift

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was “Thank you”, that would suffice ~Meister Eckhart (1260 – 1328) To be given this day to see, to love, to learn, to grow.… Continue reading