Malaysia Airlines Loses Contact With Plane

  Aviation authorities have activated a search and rescue operation after Malaysia Airlines lose contact with a plane that was due to arrive in Beijing from Kuala Lumpur. The loss of communication occurred two hours after take off. UPDATE STATEMENT Sepang, 8 March 2014: Malaysia Airlines is still unable to establish any contact or determine the whereabouts of flight […]

A letter from Darryl Sterk to his mother

This heartwarming, inspiring letter from son to mother is about one Canadian man’s journey finding his place in Taiwan. The author, Darryl Sterk (“Big Wheel”), is a faculty member at National Taiwan University and established Chinese-English translator. He was also the topic of a TV show that was filmed in Taiwan for Big Love Television. […]

TED Talks – Diana Nyad: Never, ever give up

For ten years (1969-1979), Diana Nyad was known as the greatest long-distance swimmer in the world. In 1979, she stroked the then-longest swim in history, making the 102.5-mile journey from the island of Bimini (Bahamas) to Florida. She also broke numerous world records, including what had been a 50-year mark for circling Manhattan Island, setting […]

A Trip to Shanghai in 1967

How things have changed. Present day Shanghai. Photo: General view of The Bund, Shanghai in 1960s Author Chris R. Pownall writes about his trip to Shanghai in 1967 I first visited Shanghai in July/August of 1967, whilst serving as a junior engineering officer aboard the S.S. ‘Talthybius’, belonging to the famous, Blue Funnel Line. ‘Talthybius’ was […]

From Triad Boss To Church Minister

Rev Kim Goh is the Minister for Maghull Methodist Church in Liverpool. He preaches about how God forgives a person no matter how ‘bad’ they have been, citing examples from the scriptures such as Paul, or the criminal who was hung next to Jesus on the cross. The message is that no one is beyond […]