Scaling a New Height

(This is the final part of my Bhutan series of blog posts – to read the earlier posts on Bhutan, click on the following – Healthy Food?, How about a Miracle?, How about that Nirvana?, No Newspapers??!!! and What’s Next?) Sightseeing has never been my cup of tea. As my peers know, I only travel…

What’s Next ?

(To read my earlier posts in the Bhutan series, click on Healthy Food?, How about a Miracle?, How about that Nirvana? and No Newspapers??!!!) We were all impressed by how well-spoken the Bhutanese people and guides were. They spoke fluent English so we could understand each other quite well. Over those few days in Bhutan,…

No Newspapers!!!???

(Click here to read the earlier posts in my Bhutan series – Healthy Food?, How about a Miracle? and How about that Nirvana?) Our travel companions gathered together for dinner that first night in Thimphu, Capital of Bhutan. We had a group from 18 different countries – Japanese, Europeans, one Hong Konger (not me!), many Americans…

How about that Nirvana?

(Click to read my earlier posts in the Bhutan series – Healthy Food? and How about a Miracle?) Moon and I had been looking forward to our Bhutan trip. I remember the first time I heard of this trip was at the first quarter of 2014. I knew nothing about the place except that some…

Incredible Taiwan – Part 1 of 2

It has been a rather busy few weeks. I was an external examiner for the National University of Singapore during the last week of October. The first part of the examination was officially completed on Friday afternoon, October 31, 2014. A few hours later, I was ferried to Johor Bahru, Malaysia to attend a dinner…

Brothers!!!

My wife and I had a great time during our recent trip to Penang, Malaysia. Apart from some good food, sight-seeing, outings, and chit-chat, we also met new and old friends from all walks of life. One night, after a nice long dinner, I sat next to this well-built man in the tour bus. The…