Tag Archives: pandemic

Nature Observations (lockdown 2021)

Posted on January 17, 2023 by Toothpicker

We often talk about time as if it is real, yet according to Albert Einstein and many scientists, time is only an illusion. Time is subjective and personal, and everyone has their own concept of time. In Zen Buddhism, the founder of Soto Zen, Dogen Zenji (1200–1253), also wrote about time [...]

This post was posted in London, Nature, Hiking & walking, Gardens & parks, COVID-19 and was tagged with London, walks, nature, parks, spring, cherry blossom, walking, plants, Covid-19, pandemic, lockdown, botany, garden, winter

Lockdown walks in London (Winter/Spring 2021)

Posted on January 13, 2023 by Toothpicker

Hampstead Heath, 28th Dec 2020
It is January 2023, and I have not updated my blog for about 2 years. Although a lot has happened in the past three years, everything seems like a blur to me now. How did I pass my time during the lockdown days? When did the lockdown end? [...]

This post was posted in London, Architecture, Nature, Hiking & walking, Gardens & parks, COVID-19 and was tagged with London, architecture, walks, nature, gardens, parks, Hampstead, walking, Covid-19, pandemic, lockdown

Six years on: Peng Chau revisited

Posted on November 29, 2020 by Toothpicker

After my trip to Japan was cancelled due to COVID19, I was stuck in Hong Kong for many months... and like many locals, I felt rather claustrophobic after spending days on end indoor. Luckily, unlike the U.K. and many Western countries, there was no lockdown in the city, hence it was still [...]

This post was posted in Hong Kong, Nature, Art, Hiking & walking, Hong Kong art and was tagged with Hong Kong, hiking, walks, nature, peng chau, walking, Hong Kong art, pandemic

A global pandemic is the time for reflection and change

Posted on September 1, 2020 by Toothpicker

Like everyone else around the world, my life has been vastly disrupted by Covid-19. I was traveling in India for a month until early March, and luckily left before it started to spread, which eventually led to a nationwide lockdown on 25th March. Then I arrived in Hong Kong days before the [...]

This post was posted in Social issues, COVID-19 and was tagged with Covid-19, pandemic

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