Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pilu at Freshwater

The perils of high expectations.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Drunken and Bruised

"We've sold two cases of Shaoxing wine today!", the lady owner at the Asian grocery store exclaimed excitedly.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Japan Series - The Colours of Gion, Kyoto

Geisha rushing to ochaya teahouses for performance. Traditional merchant houses serving expensive kaiseki ryori. Okiya or guesthouses where geisha and maiko live during their career. And tourists, lots of them, armed with cameras.

This is the heart of Gion. This is Hanami-koji.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Japan Series - Remembering Hiroshima

It was 6 August 1945. With not a cloud in sight, the fate of over 140,000 lives in Hiroshima was sealed. At 8:15 am sharp, the world's first atomic bomb was dropped. Almost everything then disappeared into nothingness. And the world was forever changed.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Herbs from My Garden

I am happy to announce that my garden has survived my black thumb the winter. Apart from my abundant harvest of one (yes, singular) apple and three oranges, herbs like Italian parsley, rosemary and thyme are aplenty.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sydney's Best Pho?

An Restaurant, Bankstown. Five reasons why.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Serenity in the City

A shot of serenity for the busy week ahead. Lamma Island, Hong Kong.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Shanghai (8/8) - The World Expo

6 months. 190 participating countries. 450,000 daily visitors. One theme. Better City, Better Life.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Shanghai (7/8) - The Art Scene

We can forgive a man for making a useful thing, as long as he does not admire it. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it immensely. All art is useless. — Oscar Wilde

Monday, August 30, 2010

Shanghai (6/8) - The Day-to-day Life

The faces. The lives.

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