[*chrysalis, also known as aurelia or nympha, is the pupal stage of butterflies. The term is derived from the metallic gold-coloration found in the pupae of many butterflies, referred to by the Greek term chrysós for gold.] Facebook on 21 June 2012: Julie O’Yang shared the following link to say goodnight to friends, which led […]

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With tears, sweat and blood — yep, it’s true, these are little everythings of an author — I have been able to collect a bunch of links. Things I enjoyed saying/being said, hearing/being heard, reading/being read, writing/being written. Other than the Google accesses, these here are romantic because they involve personal expression, flawed, imperfect and inadequate. Julie’s dreaded […]

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Grass  Bai Juyi (772–846) Far far across the plain  Spreads the grass  One year to another  It withers and returns  Never extinguished  By the prairie fires  With Spring wind  It leaps back to life  Bringing near a fragrance  From an age old path  As the green sward overgrows  Crumbling city walls  So once again my […]

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Caught in the Crossfire: moment of truth An attempt to thought-provoking, literary courting between Marcus Speh & Julie O’Yang J O’Y: Marcus, tell me…What are you wearing, which colour? What is Art? Is literature Art? MS: I’m wearing as little as possible because it got really hot in Berlin all of a sudden. I wear […]

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