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…To infinity and Beyond! World As One Day 1

He That Travels Much Knows Much! Thomas Fuller And at last, the day I’ve anxiously been waiting for came knocking on my door. Dragging my oversized 28-inch luggage around the near-empty airport, the darkness permeating through the glass windows reprimanded me for coming too early. Loaded with regret why I picked up a meager 1-hour…

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“Good” for your body–On exercising and exploring the city

Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.      Ralph Waldo Emerson The modern person recognizes how important exercising means to your body. But exercising works on things way beyond that. With…

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3 Reasons Why Travelling Is Good For You And Me–Updated

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. Mark Twain Traveling is becoming more of a necessity to us. But what good does it do to us by going across borders frequently? I’ve came across an funny anecdote about traveling when talking to a Japanese friend of mine: many Japanese, while living on a shoestring,…

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Prologue– Hong Kong-Hungary Youth Exchange Program

“It is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and makes us unique.” Conan O’Brien At a time when I hit the rock bottom, trapped by a myriad of emotions and negativity, the decision to join a youth exchange program in Hungary rescued me from the point of no return. It…

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Aged, but not old– Day 3 in Tai O

The pace of Josie’s voice synchronized with the second hand of the clock on the wall, gently slicing through our illusions of the morning being any easier than before. One by one, she read out the names of the elderly we would be working with today. Having rooted deeply in the region, the YWCA frequently…

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Fei Mao Li– Day 2 in Tai O

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.  Gordon B. Hinckley  I never had the time to slow down and slowly enjoy the beauty of Tai O. Just a few quick glances, however, are enough leave one mesmerized. Wake up! My body remains affixed to the bed despite my calls for it to move. Slowly regretting…

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Kindness Under Mangkhut–Use What You’ve Learnt From Your Workcamps

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.  George Santayana It’s not easy to learn something new– but forgetting what you’ve learnt takes no more effort than the snap of a finger. Would you take the extra step to cherish these invaluable life lessons and hold them close to your heart…

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The Dancing Dragon–A Taste of Ping Che

When I have a chance to go back to my village, I always remind myself where I came from.  Mohamed Salah  “What is a local village to you?” That’s what I’m trying to find out. The minibus dropped the 13 of us off at a location, far away from the comfortable air-conditioners in shopping malls…

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Journey To The West– Day 1 In Tai O

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  Saint Augustine For many times I heard of the alluring images and delicacies in Tai O– now is the time to see the renowned village for myself. My insides turned upside down as the No.11 bus made its way through…

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