Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Xi'an


Xi'an - the capital of Shaanxi province and known for the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor or the Terracotta Warriors.

I'll be frank. I didn't enjoy my visit to Xi'an.
Saturday, 23 November 2019

Giant Pandas


When I was a kid, I watched a Cantonese dubbed movie about a panda cub that was captured by humans, taken to a zoo and then he became depressed and died alone in a zoo. To say that the movie was sad would be an understatement - the final scene where he was remembering his mum (who was killed when he was captured) was utterly heartbreaking. Years later and many obscure Google searches later (i.e. panda movie capture Cantonese) finally led me to the name of the movie -  a 1981 Japanese film called Tao Tao: The Story of Panda.

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Chengdu


Chengdu - the capital of Sichuan province and home to the famous giant pandas.

Saturday, 16 November 2019

China: Overview


China was a lot different from what I had expected and in a good way! I had heard quite polarising views from people who had previously visited and, admittedly, was a little apprehensive on what to expect.
Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Ten Years


I have:

Completed two undergraduate degrees. Embarked on my dream exchange semester. Explored a multitude of local and international places. Joined the "professional" workforce and commenced my career. Challenged myself. Became more self-assured and content with who I am.

Ten years ago, I graduated from highschool.