Monthly Archives: September 2012

Shanghai in a blimp

Shanghai really was something, it was ancient, classic, and modern at the same time. A city that offers you the exotica of Gong Li’s films; of red lipstick, and wavy coiffure. At the same time also rapid consumerism. I did … Continue reading

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Faces of Jakarta: Topeng Monyet

You will NOT like this. “Topeng Monyet” literally translates “Monkey Mask” in English, although it would be more appropriate to translate it into “The Monkey Dance”. I believe the western counterpart also had similar thing went on a long time … Continue reading

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Fushimi-Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社), 24 July 2010

If any of you have watched “Memoirs of The Geisha” and remember the scene when Chiyo was running in a tunnel of torii gates, you can relive it at Fushimi-Inari Taisha. It is still located in Kyoto area and opens 24 … Continue reading

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Walking in Kyoto with Johnnie Hillwalker, 21 July 2010

Johnnie Hillwalker or Mr. Hajime Hirooka has been doing this walking tour for 15 years. You can find him in Lonely Planet under the Kyoto section. Pay 2000 yen and walk 3 kilometres for 5 hours. He doesn’t take us … Continue reading

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Laskar Pelangi (The Rainbow Troops)

3.5 out of 5 Being a good scholar doesn’t make you a good novelist. That was my impression when I read the Laskar Pelangi novel. The author, Andrea Hirata, went to UK and France for his education and graduated with … Continue reading

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When the sun goes down

Penghu Island, Taiwan Yogyakarta, Indonesia red fence against orange sky, somewhere in Yogyakarta, Indonesia silhouette & clouds, Yogyakarta, Indonesia my secret hiding place in Yogyakarta, Indonesia solitude in Yogyakarta, Indonesia metropolitan dusk, Taipei, Taiwan bleak winter dusk, Hangzhou, China golden … Continue reading

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