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The Many Faces of Atonement at Cinequest 25

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,318]

Celebrating its 25thyear, the Cinequest Film Festival, held annually in San Jose, Calif., always offers a unique glimpse into the world of independent films on a global scale. Each year, ThingsAsian...

Destinations: India | China | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Economy | People | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | War & Conflict

Chinese Lunar Animal - Sheep

Tricia Morrissey - tricia_morrissey [2,507]

Gentle and kind, the Sheep invites peace. He forgives easily, collecting a bounty of friends and few enemies. Carefree, and a little lazy, the Sheep shies away from troublesome work. Even so, his...

Destinations: China | Beijing
Topics: Animals | Art | For Kids
Go to the movies with Celeste...

Celeste Goes to the Movies

ThingsAsian - ta [3,710]

Film Reviews by Celeste Heiter

Destinations: Tokyo | Seoul | Vietnam | Hong Kong | Korea, S | Mumbai | India | Ho Chi Minh City | China | Thailand | Japan | Beijing | Bangkok
Topics: Performing Arts
True Heroes

True Heroes

Ronald de Jong - aliawan [11,716]

True Heroes. Text and Images by Marvy Enestoes and Ronald de Jong.   Some time ago we met two fascinating women; Clarissa and Joramae, both of them are “Overseas Filipino Workers”...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: People | Working Abroad
Where are the cows?

Where Have All The Cows Gone?

Rahim Adatia - rnroundwego [78]

Change is good -- 25 years later, a return visit to India.

Destinations: India
Topics: Travel
Sweet, Salty and Sour; but not that Spicy. Manok Inasal.

Sweet, Salty and Sour; but not that Spicy.

Ronald de Jong - aliawan [11,716]

The Filipino cuisine is an exotic blend of many different cultural influences from both sides of the Pacific and reflects the multi-ethnic history of this tropical archipelago...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Food | Travel | Photography

Chaite Dashain

Krishna Bogati - krishbogati [65]

Chaite Dashain falls generally in the final month, Chaitra, of Bikram Sambat calendar. It is known as Chaite Dashain or Small Dashain. The big Dashain falls in autumn.

Destinations: Nepal
Topics: Culture
Crazy, Crawly, Creepy and Crunchy, Balut.

Crazy, Crawly, Creepy and Crunchy

Ronald de Jong - aliawan [11,716]

The Philippine archipelago is famous and notorious for its distinctive side-walk cuisine and the island of Mindanao has a bedazzling mélange of gratifying vittles as well. Taking a chunk out of these...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Travel | Adventure | Photography | Traditions
Corbett deer

Jim Corbett National Park

boney meyn - boneymeyn [208]

Established in 1936 as Hailey National Park to protect the endangered Bengal tiger, Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India. It is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand...

Destinations: Uttaranchal
Topics: Adventure
Mindanao, Magic, Medicine and Mystery.

Mindanao, Magic, Medicine and Mystery.

Ronald de Jong - aliawan [11,716]

After being brushed off for a great number of years as "superstition" and "fraud" by many, Shamanism is still in favour in Mindanao. In the rural areas and among the indigenous...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Travel | People | Photography | Traditions
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