Rickshaw, the art on a cart
One of the trademarks of Dhaka city, these canvases on wheels are sure to give you a ride to remember. Rickshaws have convertible roofs as well as polythene curtains to save you from the sun and rain, and each has a bell that rings to no avail from the car owners ahead. They are everywhere and can take you anywhere at anytime. They are also affordable and green, perfect for the already...
SMTown L.A. 2012
by Cynthia One of the biggest Korean pop labels called SM Entertainment (often referred to as “SM”) recently released news that it was going on another “SMTown World Tour” in 2012, the first stop being Los Angeles. Excitement ensued, until the prices were released. For those who don’t know, SMTown concerts are concerts featuring all the major artists under SM...
Eat Drink Man Woman
by Kathy Sun Chef Chu (Sihung Lung) and his daughter Jia-chien (Jacqueline Chien-lien Wu) share an intimate moment. [Film Review] Last summer, whilst in the middle of a foreign film binge, I promised Jenny that we would watch Ang Lee’s Eat Drink Man Woman together. We never did. I decided to ‘preview’ of the film before our scheduled screening, only to unintentionally...
'Hallyu' back: Obama catches the 'Korean Wave' →
REPORTING FROM SEOUL — On his third visit to South Korea, President Obama seems to have caught the “Korean Wave.” The term for the surge and spread of Korean pop culture — “hallyu” in Korean — popped up in the president’s speech on Monday, along with a sprinkle of other in-the-know references intended to show he could hang with the kids of Hankuk University, the audience for...
North Korea moves rocket into position for launch... →
Engineers are pumping fuel into a rocket that is set to carry a satellite into space, according to officials at the North Korean space agency’s central command centre…Paek Chang Ho, chief of the launch command centre, told reporters…the rocket was ready for liftoff as early as Thursday, the start of a five-day window set for the controversial launch timed to coincide with...
Princess Mononoke -- the theme
by Jenny [Film Review] Japanese manga artist and director Hayao Miyazaki (宮崎 駿) is known for his award winning anime films such as My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Castle in the Sky. In particular, his 2001 film Spirited Away won Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards, and became the most successful movie in Japanese history. As a feminist, his films oft-times...
From Reuters - Myanmar's Suu Kyi poised to win...
Myanmar held a landmark election Sunday that was expected to send democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi into parliament for her first public office since launching her decades-long struggle against the military-dominated government. Sunday’s by-election, to fill a few dozen vacant seats, followed months of surprising reforms by a nominally civilian government that does not relish ceding ground...