Archive for August, 2012
I like turtles. I’ve liked them as long as I can remember. When I was a kid I liked them so much that I begged my parents to let me keep a parade of red-eared sliders, all of whom died in various tragedies. Eventually I learned that if I really liked turtles, I shouldn’t keep them as pets.
Typhoon Kai-Tak rolled through the park yesterday. We were without power for about 24 hours, but we came out unscathed.
Today, while she was outside sweeping the fallen leaves and branches, XMJ slipped on the mossy stones, fell on her ass, and slammed the back of her head against the hard rock. But her pain was not without reward. As she opened her eyes and looked up into the trees, through the tears and stars she spotted something move.
Lovers’ Island (情人島) is a small island, less than 1 square kilometer in area, located a few kilometers away from the fishing village of Sanniangwan, Guangxi.
Our team went there yesterday, hoping to dig up a few whale and dolphin skeletons that were buried there a few years ago.
From afar, Lovers’ Island, with its brightly painted lighthouse, small pine forest, tidal pools full of colorful sea creatures, and wide sandy beach, is beautiful, and deep down it really is a romantic spot, but unfortunately it is yet another great place ruined by…