Peaceful Po Lin
While visiting Hong Kong for the Handover in 1997, thePo Lin Monastery on Lantau Island was a serendipitous discovery on my first trip overseas. I had been hammering the streets of Hong Kong with a professional photographer and a filmmaker—the only reason I mention their professions is because their photo agendas led us on
The Beauties of Brisbane
The first thing I noticed about Brisbane was that the chemists (pharmacists, or a drug store clerk where I came from) were gorgeous. In my experience, I only knew pharmacists to be the ever-so-patient person standing behind the counter watching me do an unrecognizable ballet dance to the tune of “I’ve got to pee, I
Chinese Like Me
For the first time in my life I was attracted to Asian men. It happened on my first trip overseas, to be exact—in Hong Kong, 34 hours before Great Britain ceremoniously handed its Crown Colony back to China. Journalists were all over the island, schedules in hand, looking for anything newsworthy. The world was watching, waiting for change.