The Year of the Horse: Celebrating Lunar New Year in Hong Kong

The Chinese New Year has come and the Year of the Horse has officially begun. I was lucky enough to be in Hong Kong during the celebrations and got a first hand look at how the Chinese celebrate their biggest holiday of the year. 

A Single Image of Asia That Will Change How You See the World

There’s a lot of pointless viral media out there, and a disproportionate amount seems to revolve around cats. But there’s one image that you really should see; it will very likely change the way you perceive our planet. 

Girl Model: A House of Mirrors in the Teen Modelling World

Nadya Vall was 13 years old when she entered the world of modelling though an agency in Toyko, Japan. What she got was a series of manipulations and deceptions that preyed on her youth and inexperience. Or did she?

Wooden Faces in the Rain: Andong’s International Maskdance Festival

Last weekend we visited the 2013 Andong International Maskdance festival, a brilliant display of color, movement, and sound. The festival continues until this Sunday.

Gaming Yourself to Death: A Visit to a PC Bang in Korea

South Korea has two Starcraft channels, a professional Starcraft circuit, and a whole lot of internet cafes specializing in gaming. Meanwhile in China, a man called for emergency services to save him from…the internet. Online gaming is BIG in Asia.

Xizi She Knows: Imogen Heap’s Hiatus in China

Imogen Heap is not an expat, exactly. The British born singer still resides in London, but took 6 weeks out of her incredibly hectic recording and performing schedule for a working hiatus in Hangzhou, China. The resulting song, and video, is one of profoundly complex beauty.

5 Lesser-Known Temples in Asia

For thousands of years the nations of Asia have been undertaking immensely stunning projects of architecture. Here are some of the lesser known, but remarkably breathtaking, temples of Asia.

The Raccoon Dogs of Asia

There’s a strange critter running around the eastern world that might surprise you. Asia is home to a bizarre, yet adorable little animal that many people don’t even know exists.