life on pause

November 9th, 2013

there’s a quiet park near where I live where I go to occasionally to sit and read. there are gorgeous banyan trees with sprawling roots that seem like they have been around forever and have seen it all. there’s a small lake with gold fishes and terrapins. (mostly) old folks sit here to read newspapers, to play chess, to chat or to do taichi.

it’s a tiny oasis in the midst of the concrete desert.

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book and sword : gratitude and revenge

is the first novel written by Jin Yong. The protagonist is Chan Ka Lok, who is the leader of the Red Flower Society. The book title refers to Ka Lok being famous for being well-versed in culture and martial arts, but also for having to make a difficult ethical decision. My father named me and my brother after him.

The subtitle is from a poem Desiderata