“Why don’t you foreigners use an umbrella?”

It’s a question I got asked a lot in Taiwan, even though this piece will be about Hong Kong. It’s kind of true. Westerners do not use umbrella’s that much as the Taiwanese or any other Asian nation does. The standard Western answer to this remark is: “But it’s so inconvenient to carry that wet mop around after…

Shoulder of Orion

“I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears…in…rain. Time to die.“ It was the 15th of December in the year of our Lord – or at…