Earthquake!

TranslatorThey strike without warning and therein lies the danger and vulnerability. Happily when the great Luzon earthquake struck in July 1990 our family was not placed in any immediate danger. Malcolm was away on a pineapple plantation in the south but the rest of...

Cliffhangers in Hong Kong

Translator(following on from Volcanic Disruptions and The Snow that Didn’t Melt). By time we reached the YMCA in Hong and checked in it was around 2.30am on Sunday morning. We had a big day ahead of us so I told the family they should not expect a lay-in. Top of...

Volcanic Disruptions

TranslatorLittle did we know that the massive eruption of Pinatubo would affect us until well into the following week. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila was closed under a layer of ash that was deadly for jet engines. Our BA flight to Hong Kong...