April’s Day

On this April’s day, snowflakes are falling down incessantly. They are like tears of the Mother Nature, lamenting over not only the inescapable passage of time but also the imminent arrival of an unknown start. Starting afresh isn’t like a walk in the park. Starting afresh under a teary sky is even harder-not knowing whatContinue reading “April’s Day”

An Old Literary Art Form With A Modern Twist

I was at a panel discussion last night. The subject of discussion was ” is the rise of poetry slam hurting or helping with the traditional poetry scene in today’s world?” There were three invited guests on the show, whose positions were for, neutral about, and against the poetry slam. The guest, who was againstContinue reading “An Old Literary Art Form With A Modern Twist”

但愿人长久 (May We Last Forever)

Today is last day of Chinese Lunar New Year celebration. On this special occasion, people of Chinese ancestry, who are separated from their loved ones tend to listen to this classic song. It’s translated into English as “May We Last Forever”. Its lyric comes from an ancient poem, written by the famed Chinese poet, SuContinue reading “但愿人长久 (May We Last Forever)”