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Why the Red Dragon?

The red dragon has several significant meanings to me. First, I grew up as first generation Canadian who's father is Welsh.  Throughout my life I've always felt a strong connection to this side of my family.  Secondly,  I was born in the Chinese year of the dragon. The Welsh dragon is red and red is a colour of prosperity in Chinese culture.  Lastly, I married into a Chinese-Malaysian family, so the red dragon came full-circle.

The Latest Musings and Adventures

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Finding My Sense of Purpose in Writing

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Running Upstream with Salmon

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Under Renovations

This blog was recently moved from to a self-hosted site. As such I am continuing to work on its design. As such when you visit you will continue to see changes and additions as I learn about the theme and Wordpress. I would like to hear from you as well. Please use the comments to share your journey. Explore, enjoy, follow and share.

Alfred Ball​