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Salvation and Redemption: Key Themes of Asian Films at Cinequest 2014

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,219]

Now in its 24th year, the Cinequest Film Festival, held annually in San Jose, Calif., once again presents an impressive and eclectic array of independent films from all over the world. Each year,...

Destinations: India | Turkey | Iran | Cambodia | Vietnam | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Adventure | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | Ancient History
Goldfish Go Home

Strangers in Strange Lands at Cinequest 2013

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,219]

Now in its 23rd year, the Cinequest Film Festival, held annually in San Jose, Calif., once again presents an eclectic array of independent films from all over the world.

Destinations: India | Japan | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | People | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | For Kids | War & Conflict
Touch

Dreams and Relationships Take Center Stage at Cinequest 2012

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,219]

This year, of the fifteen Asian or Asia-related entries, nine were available on DVD for pre-screening and review: Warrior Woman, Touch, Av Mevsimi (Hunting Season), Children of the Green Dragon, Mixed...

Destinations: Turkey | Burma | China | Afghanistan | Vietnam | Philippines
Rice, much more than food  Image by Ronald de Jong

Rice, much more than food.

Ronald de Jong - aliawan [10,321]

A Philippine proverb says that if anyone wastes rice or throws it away, his hand will become deformed and he will never know abundance or prosperity. In the Philippines rice is much more...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Photography | Ecotourism
Mindanao Traffic Throes  Image by Ronald de Jong  Copyright Reserved

Mindanao Traffic Throes

Ronald de Jong - aliawan [10,321]

Traffic conditions in Mindanao are often chaotic and driving does not necessarily mean arriving in time at your destination or getting there at all. The lack of respect and consideration for...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Travel | People | Photography
Pasalubong

Pasalubong

Ronald de Jong - aliawan [10,321]

Pasalubong, for Filipinos all over the globe a familiar word for a well-known and well-respected token, freely translated the name means "a gift to family and friends when coming home". To...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | People | Photography | Traditions
Joe Shakarchi and Jan Polatschek

"To Thailand With Love:" Authors and Friends

Jan Polatschek - janpolatschek [180]

Meet the contributors to the new book, "To Thailand With Love."

Destinations: Thailand
Topics: Travel
Huaihai Park

An Inside Guide to Shanghai’s Must-Do Activities

Charlotte Walker - charlottew [60]

Chat with any group of Shanghai experts, and you'll likely hear several different versions of a perfect itinerary. Want my two cents? Give this collection of must-do experiences a whirl!

Destinations: Shanghai
Tsinelas !

Tsinelas!

Ronald de Jong - aliawan [10,321]

These things are pleasant to wear, affordable, light-weight, functional, comfortable, convenient and available in almost every shopping mall, local stores and sold by many street vendors. They can be...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Travel | Photography | Traditions
The Peking Opera:  An Actor Prepares

The Traditional Peking Opera: An Actor Prepares

Cheryl McGinniss - vincecher [55]

     The setting for the traditional Peking Opera is simple and bare.  By contrast, the costumes and masks are elaborate and colorful.  At the Liyuan Theatre in Beijing,...

Destinations: China
Topics: Performing Arts
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