Night Owl Sonata (in one movement)

Twenty one

My friend EC is a sojourner, he’s from St. Catharines, a city in Niagara Region in Ontario Canada. In the mid-nineties we met in Hong Kong through ...

Twenty

My father was a sojourner, who went away and never came back. In my lexicon I have a different feeling for the term, father means farther, distant ...

Nineteen

To write, from one language to another, is like migration. The journey is long and arduous. I think, reason and seek solutions with the same mind, ...

Eighteen

I dreamed that at the end of my days I decided to migrate. I sold all my possessions, bade farewell to my closest family and friends - the few stil...

Seventeen

Go and stay, go and return. To go or to stay, to be or not to be. Humans learn to be migratory without really studying the birds. Our earliest ance...

Sixteen

Both Branson and Bezos migrated from planet Earth to land the Karman line, for a long three minutes they floated at the edge of space, experiencing...

Fifteen

Reflecting on the two ideas of migration, which served two chapters in Ruth Padel’s book We are all from somewhere else: Go and Stay, Go and come b...

Fourteen

What is there to say about Africa, the second largest continent of the world, people of the richest colour, running the world’s longest river; Blue...

Thirteen

After a series of menacing thunder roars, the rain comes down. Consolable. It sounds just like an intense rainy day in Hong Kong, pinging splatteri...

Twelve

Every ten days I’m scribbling down some analog thoughts in a black leatherette Journal, which has 200 white ruled pages, each carrying 30 lines and...

Eleven

We've become the torchbearer for the kingdom of IM. So the story goes that one fine morning in 2021, we woke up with clear blue sky and light wind ...

Ten

What day is it today, I ask April, is it Thursday? Both are wrong April says, it’s Monday, tomorrow is Tuesday, Thursday comes after Wednesday, Thu...