Author Archives: Loong Ling


Over the past two and a half years, I’ve spent nearly a full year in the company of the two people I loved most as their lives slowly came to an end. Dad died 10 days short of six months … Continue reading

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Phanat landscapes

Since Eid’s funeral at the end of April, I have returned to her hometown twice. The first time was in late July (I left on the 21st, my birthday) and the second was for a week in late October. The … Continue reading

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Vinland, Vinland, Vinland, the Place I Most Want to Be*

*Sung to the tune of “Finland, Finland, Finland” Everybody knows that the most likely site of the Vinland of Viking lore is Newfoundland (makes sense, since the only known Viking settlement in North America was located at L’Anse Aux Meadows). … Continue reading

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Another Year Older, and Deeper in Doubt

Another new year has arrived, and I’m wondering if this will be the one that finally sees this blog get off the ground. It’s been sitting in the shed for a long time, waiting for the right moment to take … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Doofus

A couple of shots of us together.

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Queen of the flowers

At Queen Sirikit Botanical Garden.

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Fun with friends

Having a nice New Year’s Eve hanging out in Chiang Mai with old friends Moe Kyaw and Chan Mya, who are visiting from San Francisco. My photo comment: Looking like lost tourists. Eid’s photo comment:

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