Kuan Yin's Guestbook



10th June 2018

And you're off and running
I am glad the train to Tangier was an easy experience. Looking forward to following the rest of your trip. Have a great time.
10th June 2018

Lead they way!
I go to Morocco in September, so I was pleased to read your blog. It will be a quick trip to celebrate another milestone birthday and you have made up my mind about the train travel. So thank you.
10th June 2018

Thanks!
I like knowing that someone may actually be reading my blogs for inspiration. I'll try to make things interesting for you. And yes, the train is the most sensible option for travel. Even though there isn't a lot of traffic between cities, there are a lot of police with radar guns, so taxis - expensive! - tend to drive the speed limit or below. I hired a taxi to take me to Asillah, and I kept thinking about how much faster I'd be driving if I were behind the wheel.
9th June 2018

Fun of traveling by air
Karen, couldn't stop laughing reading your first part - I think it is the Murphy's law that I also land furthest from the gate of my connecting departure. I sometimes used to think, airlines possibly gets some morbid pleasure by playing this game with me. Now I know from your story - You too Brutas!! Good to know your experience with Business class. Although I am not that fortunate traveling by business class and gets packed in Sardine class by virtue of seat sale, but like you, take off and landing are my favourites and I try to occupy the window seat with my camera, especially traveling at a new place. Enjoyed your blog thoroughly!
10th June 2018

The furthest gate
I don't think airlines single me out for the "Airport Dash" (soon to be a competitive sport!) but I do wonder about how the heck do they assign gates? Is there some nefarious plot to make long-haul passengers get some exercise between gates?
3rd May 2018

A love affair with Singapore
If ever we don't hear from you for a while or lose you we will look in Singapore as it always calls to you. Maybe you can get a part time job leading tours of Singapore. Thanks for the education. Nice story of exile.
From Blog: Dr. Sun
3rd May 2018

Yes -
I often think about moving to the Lion City. I've offered to lay out an itinerary for people who are think of travelling there, but so far no one has taken me up on my offer.
From Blog: Dr. Sun
2nd May 2018

History!
Hi Karen - Kuan Yin! I really loved this entry on the history of Sun Yat Sen and the Chinese Revolution. I'm very interested in what makes a people revolt; maybe because we are seeing these same causes developing today. Hope to see you when you get back!
From Blog: Dr. Sun
2nd May 2018

History
From what I can gather, the Qing Dynasty fell in large part due to corruption, and high officials living well while the rest of the people did not. Sun Yat Sen and others in his group just gave the Qing a final push.
From Blog: Dr. Sun
28th April 2018

Plotting a revolution in her living room
We read about the Dr. in our school history, but coverage was not as elaborate. Glad to read the background and the history as you have drawn. Good story.
From Blog: Dr. Sun
28th April 2018

Plotting a revolution
Thanks, I was afraid I skimmed too lightly over Dr. Sun. This is an interesting period in the history of the Chinese in Singapore.
From Blog: Dr. Sun
24th April 2018

Understandable
I loved Singapore as well when I was there a few years ago, certainly wouldn't mind going back there again. :) Very interesting to read about some parts outside the centre, I didn't venture that far myself since I was only there for a couple of days.
24th April 2018

Understandable
More and more I am finding myself drawn to the smaller, less famous sites. In Singapore just about everyone visits the Buddha Tooth Relic temple in Chinatown, which makes for a crowded visit. The Burmese Temple on the other hand, was almost empty, with a monk giving blessings to individuals.
8th April 2018
tau sar piah

TAu sar piah
One of life's joys.
8th April 2018

Breaking the routine
Bravo for your groovy friend challenging you to go off your beaten path.... and glad you did. In our opinion, travel should be a small piece of the familiar and a large piece of the unfamiliar. We like to be challenged in our travels.
8th April 2018

Breaking routine
I always enjoy seeing and doing something new; sometimes I just have to remind myself to do so. And you never know, there just might be a new tau sar piah shop along the way.
6th April 2018

Ah Singers...
I've only had tau sar piahs in Penang and they were more like a cookie dough filled with mung bean paste (I think). I'm really eager to taste the Singaporean version you mention - sounds delicious! Every time we transit through Singapore, I think that we really should dedicate a whole trip to it :)
6th April 2018

Eat Everything
One year, after a week or so, I suddenly realized that I was leaving Singapore the next day. My first thought was "I can't leave yet; I haven't eaten everything!" And yes, I heartily recommend a whole trip to Singapore, for the food if nothing else.
4th April 2018
Buddha2

Resplendent
Of the many depictions of Buddha this has to be one of the best, Karen.
4th April 2018
Buddha2

Resplendent
Thanks, Dave. One of the things that doesn't really come through in a still photo is that the glowing disc behind the head of Buddha is actually hundreds, if not thousands, of glowing LED lights that rearrange themselves in everchanging patterns.
13th February 2018

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13th February 2018

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13th February 2018

Presence of a deity
Certainly a deity can never hurt. Looks like they are on the path to prosperity. Once again enjoyed following along on your trip.
13th February 2018

Thank you for your kind words
I like how people here will pay respects at a shrine as they go about their daily business.

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