Category Archives: Postcards

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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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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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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Up close of losing and winning (dying and surviving)

I said to myself, I gotta revisit the cockpit in Manila, few years ago I was blown away by how big, established and fascinating it was, and the emergency ward for injured cocks was eye opening. This year I went … Continue reading

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Taste of Peshawar

“Pakistan indeed is really dangerous”, that’s what I felt after watching movie Zero Dark Thirty, a movie depicts how CIA hunted down Osama Bin Laden, if I would have watched this movie before, I probably wouldn’t go to Pakistan last … Continue reading

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Like a grandpa

Cheap kitchen tools, deformed Barbie dolls, tacky fortune telling robot, pekora and jalebi, that’s Indian fun fair, they call it Mela. There was a Mela to celebrate the end of monsoon season in McLeod Gang, where I was volunteering as … Continue reading

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