Siriworn Kaewkan • Thailand’s ‘Southern’ Voice • ศิริวร แก้วกาญจน์

Monday, March 6, 2017

Far, far away from Bangkok is Thailand’s southern-most bookstore. It’s in Satun, right on Thailand’s southern border with Malaysia. The “Low Pressure Area” cafe is a small, one room…

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CUT & SHAVE • Penang’s Vintage Barbershop • George Town • MALAYSIA

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Elyas loves a scumbag. One day he was surfing YouTube and came across a video – a video by the Schorem barbers in the Netherlands. He watched them on…

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For our LORD • St Rosa Procession • Sittard • The NETHERLANDS

Friday, February 13, 2015

Each year Sittard celebrates their Patron Saint, Saint Rose of Lima, Peru. She was credited in the late 1600s, saving the city from the Pest. Once a year,…

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Wooden SHOES • The Dutch Clog Museum • Eelde • The NETHERLANDS

Friday, January 16, 2015

Wooden shoes are still made and worn in The Netherlands. Most are made with machines but a small number of craftsmen still cut and scrape and shape blocks…

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The SOLIGA • a Dying Tribe • Indigenous People

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Soliga, one of India’s scheduled tribes, live in India’s Western Ghats. They have deep knowledge of the wild plants in the region, but this knowledge is slowly…

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Walk through FIRE • a Theyyam Performance

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Theyyam is popular in the northern part of Kerala, India. The major difference in Theyyam and other ritualistic dances in Kerala is that the performers channel the god…

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THEYYAM • The Ritual in Kerala

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Theyyam is a ritual performance with hundreds of variations, depending on the performers, gods represented and local customs. This was filmed close to Kannur, India. During the ceremony,…

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Elephant PARADE • Pattambi Nercha

Sunday, December 28, 2014

This “Elephant Parade” is actually called Pattambi Nercha in Palakkad district in India. It’s an annual festival for the Pattambi Mosque held in honor of the Muslim saint…

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SHIPWRECK Museum •Wrakkenmuseum on the Island of Terschelling

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Part pirate, part diver – Mr. Hille van Dieren has been collecting odds and ends from the North Sea for almost 40 years. His Wrakkenmuseum (Shipwreck Museum) shows…

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BOUDHA’s Golden Eyes • Prayers at the Buddhist Stupa

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The best thing about exploring the Boudha neighborhood are the crisp sounds of bells and swish of worshipers’ feet, circling the giant stupa (similar to a temple or…

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