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Kora, this is a beautiful piece. Gave me waves of thoughts while reading this. I'm from Sri Lanka, that's why I kept reading. How was your stay? Hope you are back with your loved ones and having a great time. Happy holidays!!

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Dec 21, 2023ยทedited Dec 21, 2023Author

thank you so much for the kind words, uvindu. i had such a beautiful time in sri lanka โ€“ i was mostly in the south, and then spent a week going through the central area to sigiriya.

i'm already dreaming about my next trip back โ€“ i miss the people, the food, and of course the surf dearly.

wishing you a lovely holiday season, too :)

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Dec 10, 2023Liked by kora kwok ๐ŸŒŠ

So many feelings Iโ€™ve also related to in the past several months! Love this exercise, it was very beautiful and makes me want to write a letter of my own :)

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thank you for the kind words zefan! if you do, i'm looking forward to reading it :)

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Nov 13, 2023Liked by kora kwok ๐ŸŒŠ

The world is so big. Thanks for sharing a sliver of your big world with us <3

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and thank you for being here, becky! :)

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Kora, this was one of my favorite essays I've read in weeks, well done! I'm going to need to check out that reef break in lombok sometime! Those are the moments in the water we live for. And Sri Lanka has been added to my growing travel list as well.

Also loved your description of the couple in Italy. "How does a scene, a moment that was not quite your own, still bring you so much joy?" - this is a great insight, and something to ponder. Beautiful essay.

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Nov 13, 2023ยทedited Nov 13, 2023Author

thank you for the generous feedback, bennett - it means a lot!

more than happy to provide recommendations if you ever visit either of these places, i'd love for you to experience the magic firsthand.

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beautiful piece, my friend

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thank you for the kind words jeremy! and thank you for being here.

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Nov 11, 2023Liked by kora kwok ๐ŸŒŠ

This was a beautiful reflection kora. Loved it.

Hope youโ€™re well pal :)

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thank you tommy! was lucky to find the flow with this one. hope everything's been well on your end as well :)

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