Bangkok Shutdown: Citizens Protesting Government Corruption

As of January 13th of this month, the city of Bangkok, Thailand has been shutdown in a political protest against widespread government corruption. 

Always Try the Noodle Soup, Part Two: Thailand

I have one rule that’s never failed to serve me well when travelling in Asia. Always try the noodle soup. Thailand is certainly no exception. Here’s part two of a slightly obsessive series on noodle soups in Asia.

Photography: Sumo and a Cell Phone

A Sumo wrestler takes a phone call in Asakusa, Toyko, Japan. Sumo has been rapidly declining in popularity throughout Japan as interest shifts toward modern sports. (Photo by Michael Johnstone)

Always Try the Noodle Soup, Part One: Taiwan

Ask anyone who’s travelled abroad and they’ll probably be able to give you a tonne of travel tips. From packing one’s suitcase to finding cheap accommodations, every traveler has something to say about pretty much everything. But there’s one rule I follow above all others.

Stranger Than Psy: Lim Chang-Jeong is Quietly Hilarious

Perhaps we’ve all had our share Gangnam Style and Gentleman, but fortunately there’s a new weirdo in town. Say hello, or rather, yeoboseyo to K-Pop’s newest quirky star. 

Comic Strips Written by 10-year-old Korean Children

My students never fail to make me laugh. Their brains run off in often mysterious directions. So when it came time to study the classic (but rather dry) Frog and Toad All Year, I turned pictures from the book into comic strip for them to caption. Here’s what they came up with.

Photography: Angry Baby in a Seoul Cafe

A surly doll glowers at customers at a cafe in Samcheong, Seoul, South Korea. Samcheong is one of Seoul’s most popular districts where traditional hanok houses collide with european and ultramodernist architecture.

Children of Ganesh: Getting in Touch With Hinduism for the First Time

Although only 6 per cent of Malaysians practice Hinduism, its presence can be felt throughout the country. This is the story of a first encounter with a religion that is followed by almost a billion people worldwide.