Hi Everyone, Have neglected this blog for a while. Many things happening, up in the air. I went on a fabulous trip to Europe, (I live in New Zealand, way under) so a flight to Europe takes over 22 hours, not counting the layovers. But once there, we had a wonderful time. This was September-October. […]
Queen’s Birthday Weekend May 30th -June 2nd in New Zealand saw the Diverse Bananas Global Dragons Conference held at the Auckland University Business School. It brought together Chinese from New Zealand, Canada and Australia to follow the up-dates on where we are at as an Overseas Chinese Community. There is an old Chinese saying: “ZHI HU” […]
Sunday, 20 April 2014 The passing of a wonderful friend April 7th. 2014 The passing of a wonderful friend. Since my last blog exactly three months ago, I have lost a wonderful friend, Miles Hughes who died on the 20th February after a two month fight with pancreatic cancer. The writing establishment of Auckland lost […]
The follow-up to Memories in the Bone. The story takes the mixed-race Chinese Maori children to China during the time of the Boxer Rebellion then onto France where, in the most horrendous killing fields they discover their destiny. A stirring story of love on every level, loyalty, betrayal and redemption.
Set in the distant past of 14th century China, ‘The Ming Admiral: A Chinese Odyssey’ by Mee-mee Phipps is a spellbinding tale about a boy named ZhengHe who faces many hardships and adversaries along his journey to fulfill his dreams. The story is rich with accurate historical facts from this period in Chinese history, which grounds […]