Category Archives: Stories

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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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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A Bloody Good Friday – Crucifixion in San Fernando

8 in the morning, a group of masked, topless, bare feet flagellants were whipping themselves in an alley of a residential area in Pampanga, San Fernando, 2 hours drive North of Manila in Philippines. Flagellants then marched down the avenue … Continue reading

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Underneath his Shalwar kameez

Shalwar Kameez, a long tunic combining a pair of loose pants, a common clothing in Pakistan, or the middle Eastern Islamic countries, for a lot of non-Muslim when they see people wearing Shalwar Kameez, they have a perception, or worse, … Continue reading

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Perfectly Groomed Masculinity

Walking into the fort of Jaisalmer, you will be amazed by its massive fort wall, cobble stone streets, intricately crafted gates, and pristine location; walking down the narrow lanes of the old town, fabric stores loaded with colourful prints, smell … Continue reading

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Blues – Flavors of India Second Class Train

On a moonless midnight, I boarded a train in Khajuraho going towards Alliabad, which was originated from Agra. It was already full, what I mean full is two butts sharing a single seat, there were shelters of crisscrossed legs from … Continue reading

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Mountain Spice Girls

What? was that a legendary snake bone woman? I was meant to go to Kalinga, a province in the North Luzon, Philippines, but a friendly, sometimes frivolous local boy on the jeepney invited me to his village, I thought…… why not! … Continue reading

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