Category Archives: Vanuatu

Stories to Go with My Paintings

 Three weeks after we moved to the Philippines I started taking Chinese brush painting classes from Professor Chen Bing Sun. Four years later, I could pretty well handle the basics. I’d learned to paint bamboo and plum blossoms, chrysanthemums and … Continue reading

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Remembering Typhoons in Manila and Port Vila

  Watching the coverage of the two devastating hurricanes in the US southeast the past couple of weeks made me think of some of the tropical cyclones I’ve experienced. We don’t have hurricanes in Washington State where I’d lived all … Continue reading

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Vanuatu before Cyclone Pam, Part 2

VANUATU, SOUTH PACIFIC PARADISE These smiling, fun-loving ni-Vanuatu children were typical of the people my husband and I met when we lived in Vanuatu in the early 1990s. Vanuatu then was the land of everyone’s dreams. A South Pacific paradise. … Continue reading

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Vanuatu before Cyclone Pam

CYCLONE PAM DEVASTATED VANUATU. If you follow the news, you’ve seen pictures of the devastation left behind in Vanuatu by Cyclone Pam, a category 5 cyclone that hit the small island nation on Saturday. It was a monster cyclone. Wind … Continue reading

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