Posts Tagged ‘Asia’

March 27th, 2012

Chunhyang vs.Chunhyang

Another Korean movie blows my mind. It seems like the global reach of Korean pop culture is wide enough now that you get to see a lot of movies that actually suck. As opposed to, say Iranian film, where only the most excellent work reaches us and all the dreck stays back home, or you […]

November 14th, 2011

Jia-Jen Lin on Taiwanese Public Network

September 23rd, 2011

Hualien, Taiwan

January 21st, 2011

clap trap

picture and movie link

Movie hosted by MUBI.com Probably the most daring film that I have seen come out of Korea (not that I am some sort of authority on the subject), Kim Ki Young’s Housemaid (1960) stars just about every abominable human behavior there is: lying, cheating, abuse, and murder. What’s so amazing about it is that it […]

December 1st, 2010

Steamed Fish with Leek and Mango Paste

I apologize for the awful photography on this post. I did it with my phone after deciding to write about it at the last minute. OK, so don’t ask me where I got this from but here it goes: 1.    Take two small fresh fish (your choice, I used Silver Snappers from Hong Kong Supermarket) […]

September 11th, 2010

Eid, Jackson Heights Station, 9:00 P.M.

Station Platform

If you are a Teabagger, and you think Muslims are not a part of this country, then your head is in the sand. This is what the busiest station in Queens looks like on a Friday night when Muslims are on holiday. Granted, this year Rosh Hashanah fell on the same day as Eid, but […]

June 13th, 2010

Another day in Elmhurst

Three days ago I found a No Parking notice on our building due to a “religious procession on Saturday.” The religious procession turned out to be a celebration of Ashtapad Pratishtha Mahotsav by a Jain Temple I have next door–The Jain Center of America. The celebration was very festive, and everybody was “charmingly comparisoned!”

May 14th, 2010

ai weiwei on social media

This is a panel where one of my favorite artists, Ai WeiWei, participated along with Twitter’s founder. I never thought I’d come to respect or be interested in anything that had to do with Twitter. I have to say it’s great to be proven wrong every now and then..!