Rain

Tonight, it started raining suddenly. And in the blink of an eye, the sky broke into thousands drops that showered us all, making us shiver and looked for refuge in the busy streets of this metropolis. I ran trying to scape it. But it was in vain, my clothes resembled the wet streets, and my…

A father: A hero

Some call him a father, some call him a hero, some call him a savior. Whatever our views on Chiang Kai-shek, arriving at his mausoleum was an impressive experience. You see the lights, the people, feel the liveness that floats in the air, and smiles at the joy that travels from heart to heart in…

Gods: Radha Krishna

I walked in the dark alleys of the city thinking of nothing else but my troubles when I saw a little store illuminated with bright yellow lights. I got curious and made my way towards it.  And to my surprise, I discovered that it was not a store, but a shrine, a place of worshiping…

Taiwan 6: Red and gold

Taipei is a vibrant city, not only for the brisk pace of its people on their every-day lives or the nippy rhythm of their routines but because, and principally, because of the colors that adorned the city. Taipei is dress in gold and red, like a goddess. Yes, Red and gold are everywhere to be…

Taiwan 3: Lanterns at night

I was walking around in Taiwan getting to know its secrets, observing, enjoying its many aromas, sounds and learning its rhythm when I saw endless rows of lanterns firing up the night. On that first night, I discovered the intensity of Taiwan, its subtle puzzles and the beauty and the people enjoying the night.