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Hiking Dai-Ma

They maybe loud, maybe bad taste, but surely fierce. These gang of mamas just hiked to this Icy Lake on 4100m, next to one of the most remote village Yubeng, in China, without a gasp. Advertisements

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Tear of a homeless New Yorker

I met Keith in the New York South Ferry Terminal, the 45 years old man who came from Staten Island told me there’s nothing in Staten Island, including opportunity, that’s why he came to Manhattan for jobs. He pointed to the … Continue reading

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Roger the Cuban boat maker

Roger built this “pirate boat” entirely by himself, this is his third after the previous two were sold. Cubans are famous for their engineering talent in building something out of waste, Roger being an engineer and electrician, so he knows … Continue reading

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Texolo Duo

The path going down the cliff to view Texolo Falls, at the entrance says please pay 5 pesos each formaintenance of the path, but there was no one collecting money. Later I saw these father and son couple fixing some … Continue reading

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Faces painted for ghosts

      Very few chances you get to watch Chinese opera for free, in fact, very few places in China you can watch it at all, but when it comes to each Hungry Ghost Festival in Hong Kong, numerous … Continue reading

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The Sacred Falls

Yubeng is the new Tiger Leaping Gorge in Northern Yunnan, China, many trekkers come here to get a closer look at Kawa Karpo, at 6740m, the highest peak of the mountain range that separate Tibet and Yunnan. For Tibetans, they … Continue reading

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Flip-flop family

Flip-flop may spell home or beach to a lot of online readers, but in developing countries it is slippers, sneakers, cleats and hiking boots all in one. Here in Philippines, a father with two sons, one sat on his lap, were sitting … Continue reading

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A wrong moment seems so right

A bunch of amateur photographers were chasing after this maiko, while she was walking back after a tea ceremony at a shrine. When she arrive her house, before entering, she politely and gracefully turned around and posed for us. In … Continue reading

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Blown Away Sumo

  It was Sumo wrestling season in Japan, and I knew that Sumo players will pray at Iseshingu, one of the three most important shrine in Japan, before the match.  But I thought I missed them since I couldn’t get there as … Continue reading

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Ume and Sakura

  There’s something about Japanese that you can distinguish them from other Asians easily, even if you’re a Westerner. The way they open their eyes wide with anticipation when they listen, the way they walk quietly but swiftly through a crowd, … Continue reading

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