AIn 1979, China attacked Vietnam. The main reason for China's action was Vietnam's toppling of Chinese supported Khmer Rouge regime. These days, this particular was is not mentioned much in China. But in the early 1980s, they had some books and movies that depicted this … Continue reading Garlands at the foot of the mountain, a movie about the 1979 war
I used to hang out a lot at a Tibetan cafe in Chengdu soaking in the Yak butter tea and smelling like a Yak. Tibetan food is not particularly popular anywhere, perhaps because it tends to be simple. I was happy to find a Tibetan … Continue reading Exploring the Chinese West in Osaka
I once posted a photo of a lucky charm from Tokyo. This is a lucky charm from the Nara region that resembles a monkey.
Rainy day hack for shoes. It floods really easy in Saigon. Luckily, there are so many cafes for us to hide in. Also nice to see many cafes using reusable straws.
There is a forest near our home in Tokyo. Yes! a forest right in the middle of the city. It is called the Institute for Nature Study (附属自然教育園, Fuzoku Shizen Kyōiku-en) Check out the aerial photo features on the mast head of their web. http://www.ins.kahaku.go.jp/english/