Old

The Temple of Heaven in Beijing was completed in 1420. It has survived many troubled times and is standing today. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. It was the place where my purse was stolen, and it was the place where, more remarkably, the police found it again. Via the Daily Post […]

Student refuses to sit to save an asylum seeker on the plane

Elin Ersson. Her story came up on my social media feed last week. Major news networks picked up her live-stream video protest and blasted it across cyberspace. By now it has travelled the globe and been viewed by thousands of people. She is a student at Gothenburg University, Sweden. On Monday, 23 July she boarded a plane […]

Light

Called 1,000 Cranes, this installation is by artists Ambient & Co. It was inspired by a Japanese legend that states 1,000 paper cranes in the home will bring happiness and eternal good luck. The cranes light up as visitors move through the space. As the crowd grows, the number of lit cranes also grow until […]

Spring

In the last month of spring you will see jacaranda trees bursting with lilac flowers along Sydney streets. My husband calls them a weed because they’re not native to the country. But I don’t care. I think they’re beautiful. The trees mean a lot to me. Especially because they came here from other parts of […]