Our gracious neighbour

After a short peaceful cruise across Lake Manapouri, the boat slowly approached the shore of West Arm, trying its best to minimize the disturbance to the serenity embraced by the surrounding mountains. As the boat came to a standstill, the calm water gradually restored its mirror-like surface that looked as smooth as a large piece …

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So close and yet so far

A few weeks ago, while jogging through a park, from afar I saw a young couple standing apart staring out at the lake under the setting sun. They seemed so close and yet so far from each other as if there was something there that hindered them from connecting with one another. The scene stirred …