Monthly Archives: December 2012

Kabuki in Tokyo.

No, I’m not talking about this:Picture from Filipina Glitters. But this:Sakichi, the loyal retainer, a character from Arakawa no Sakichi. Played by Ichikawa Somegoro VII. Picture sent by Kazue Yabe. During my undergraduate days in NUS, I attended a class … Continue reading

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Gwangju’s Artists.

The city of Gwangju is a place of art (they had a Biennale running while I was there in November), and I was quite lucky to meet 2 local artists on my first evening in town (thanks to Sunny).Note: Local … Continue reading

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Dynamic Busan.

I realised I didn’t talk a lot about Busan in my posts about South Korea – I was avoiding the shopping area (it was close to the end of my trip and my bags already weighed about 20kg), but Jessica … Continue reading

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Jjimjilbangs (찜질방).

Since this is about the public bathhouses in South Korea, there will be no pictures because taking a camera into that place is just… not too appropriate. In my opinion. So yes, 찜질방 or jjimjilbangs are public bathhouses and saunas … Continue reading

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The Mad Technology in South Korea.

I was constantly amazed at the technology in South Korea. Exhibit #1 Like the car licence plate scanner at parking lots. In Singapore, we have a device (it’s called a IU – In-Vehicle Unit) installed on the windscreen of each … Continue reading

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