If you count me among your friends, then you don't need me to remind you that I am only here because of the way the world welcomed refugees when my parents fled their home in the 70's. Let's do our part and ensure future stories like mine continue to be written.
I hate to leave you on such a lecturey note, so instead will wish you all a Happy Lunar New Year! Peace, prosperity, and good health to you all! Below are some photos of random Buddhist and Taoist temples I've visited over the years.
Vendors hawk Lunar New Year decorations in Ho Chi Minh city.
The Summer Palace in Beijing.
The Taoist Dongyue Temple in Beijing.
A pagoda seen along a hike in Taroko Gorge, Taiwan.
A beautiful pagoda/ temple complex in Da Nang, Vietnam.
A taoist temple on Mt. Hua Shan, north of Xi'an.
Xi'an at night.
Rain or shine, worshippers arrive at this temple in Hue.
Slow burner coils of incense hang in this buddhist temple in Cholon.