life: larger than our plans

The net is set for the fish,     But catches the swan in its mesh. The praying mantis covets its prey,     While the sparrow approaches from the rear. Within one contrivance hides another; Beyond one change, another is born. Are wisdom and skill enough to put your hopes on? From the book Master of the Three... Continue Reading →


I just finished watching the Chinese movie Aftershock with the wife-to-be. It's deliciously sob-worthy (I did drop a tear or two in parts), and was overall quite an enjoyable show. The only pity is that this story had the potential to be so much sadder. The family-orientation(?) probably meant that the show was to be... Continue Reading →

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