Chiang mai — The warnings about the dangers of the Songkran, the Buddhist New Year’s celebrations, were everywhere in Thailand. “Protect your valuables, cover your backpack, wear protective eyewear.” While reading these warnings make it seem like you’re going to get robbed and punched in the face for a few days, what really happens during Songkran is that you get sprayed with water. Lots and lots of water. F...
Bandung — That night was the 204th birthday of Bandung city. It was held at Dago street. I think the picture said much more than ‘it was so crowded’. Beside the stage at front, government also provided space a...
Bocairent — Maybe it’s my holiday reading: Antony Beevor’s The Battle for Spain on the Spanish Civil War and Curzio Malaparte’s viciously ironic rendering of liberated/‘re-occupied’ WW2 Naples in The Skin … mayb...
A Big Loud Festival
Embrace the Wetness
welcoming spring under the orchard trees
Bandung Festival 204th
They’ve strung up a rope in the mountain village and blindfolded the boy …
A large welcome.
The festival of the manga magazine “JUMP.”
Recreating the spirit of Diwali away from home
Sun setting over Ocktoberfest in Cambridge
Bound together in Naha