[Fragriver in Taiwan] Kaohsiung – The 3rd day: Foguangshan Buddha Museum, Fongshan Academy, Lotus pond

Waking up in the third morning, after having my clothes washed I walked to the Formosa Boulevard Station. This photo should be a strong evidence for my previous comment that Kaohsiung MRT is way less crowded than that of Taipei. That day I decided to take a trip to the famous Fo Guang Shan Buddha […]

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After all these years, I have to admit a truth that I am not good at making friends. This summer, like other summers of mine in the last few years, I have to witness lots of friends of mine saying good bye to Vietnam to embark on their new journeys in Europe or in the […]

[Fragriver in Taiwan] Au revoir Taipei – It is still like a dream

It has been around nine months since I left Taipei. Whenever thinking back on the days in Taipei, I still felt like a dream. Taipei should have appeared for thousand times in my conversation with friends or family members or colleagues, images of Taipei have been posted for thousand times on Facebook or Instagram, and […]

[Fragriver in Taiwan] Kaohsiung: The second day – Hamasen Cultural Tour Bus

Honestly speaking, Kaohsiung did not leave with great impression in my mind in comparison with other places in Taiwan that I have been to. Perhaps for the first time during my lone journey around Taiwan, I started feeling in need of a companion. And I have been get acquainted with the nearly Japanese style of […]

[Book] “Why we can’t wait” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the Oppressor; it must be demanded by the Oppressed.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Last month, in my very last morning in Saigon, I spent the whole morning in Fahasa Nguyen Hue to pick up several books to bring back home in Hanoi. As I have written before in my […]

[Fragriver in Taiwan] Kaohsiung – The first impression

After spending 2 nights in Hualien, in the morning of the next day, I left Hualien for Kaohsiung. I did not fall in love with Hualien right at the first sight. My very first sight of Hualien was the quiet street in front of Hualien Station, which was made quieter by the dim street lights. […]

“Sometimes eat alone” or “A little minuet”

In the late silent night waiting for the phone to ring Time stands still since he last sent mail last year In my boring and lonely room, I play a minuet Spread that feeling of loneliness – A little minuet – Cheer Chen In the late afternoon, after a long and busy day when I […]