Monthly Archives: May 2015

Leaving the School of Nightingales 離家

School was my home by the time I was removed from my alma matar in Hong Kong.  GHS was renowned for its chorale of songbirds that won countless competitions. That year I made it into the choir.  I had firm friends since kindergarten … Continue reading

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Under Another’s Roof 寄人籬下

My mother was an orphan who lived under her relatives’ roof and suffered their charity.  I think I know how it was for her, because when I returned to my ‘real’ family, I never felt I belonged. Mum was last … Continue reading

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from Spring Songs (12)

Originally posted on Translations from the English:
from Spring Songs (12) 12. Midnight. In a corner of a room a few days away, a half century crouches. In the dark the corners of the years round up certainty into the…

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