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· October, 2005

Stories about East Asia from October, 2005

China: Am I A Journalist

EastSouthWestNorth asks: “Am I a journalist?” His answer: “If I wanted to become a traditional journalist, I would have become one. Instead, I became an independent blogger by my own...

Myanmar: West is Wrong

“What we need is a more serious, thoughtful, creative and most importantly realistic method of assisting the blossoming of democracy” — Burma Watch.com agrees that the West's approach to Burma...

Philippines: Monster Ball

An aswang is an evil, flesh-eating creature in Filipino folklore. They are said to infest particular provinces in the Philippines, one of which is now hosting an aswang festival. Sassy...

South Korea: By-Election Report

Flying Yangban‘s Andy, guestblogging at The Marmot's Hole, looks at the result of the recent by-election.

Philippines: Technology Salaries

Pinoy.Tech.Blog and its readers react to data about information workers’ salaries in the U.S. with the observation that even technicians make 15-20 times more than a technician would be paid...

North Korea: Crop Failures

OneFreeKorea at North Korea zone has information from a Christian aid worker who is reporting widespread crop failures in the hermit state.

Singapore: Prepping Witnesses

Mr. Wang recalls his days prepping witnesses as a deputy public prosecutor in Singapore:

Vietnam: Construction

Virtual-Doug watches a house being built in Vietnam.

Images from Myanmar (Burma): Concentration?

‘concentration’ by awfulsara “A young monk by candlelight, brow furrowed in not quite peaceful contemplation.”

Indonesian blogosphere: Season of forgiveness, Indonesian poor and parliament member salary increase

Next week on Thursday, million of Indonesian are going to celebrate Eid ul-Fitr that mark the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting, this simply the biggest holiday in Indonesia...

China: Shanghai in Pajamas

A new blog has an unhealthy obsession: taking pictures of people wandering Shanghai in their pajamas.

Japan: Antique Show

Japundit has an article on Nandemo Kantedan, a 10-year-old TV show that, like the popular U.S. series Antiques Roadshow, values people's old junk and makes their wildest dreams come true.

Singapore: Blogger Pleads Guilty

Huichieh Loy of From a Singapore Angle reacts to the conviction of the third local blogger charged for making racist comments. Mr. Wang has information about the other players and...

South Korea: Office Space

Working in Korea lists seven things he finds different about Korean workplaces.

Vietnam: In the Soup

On noodlepie‘s suggestion, soup-obsessed No Star Where tries Vietnam's famous noodle soup pho at a pho chain he derided as McPho and is pleasantly surprised.

Cambodian Blogger Little Sopha Learns How To Rock

Blogger Little Sopha with member of Michael Learns To Rock Band, in Russian Market, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. According Tharum the news that the touring schedule of a Danish rock...

China: Sprucing Up Blogs

Chinese blog service Bokee.com has launched a tour of campuses to teach students how to make more interesting blogs.

Hong Kong: BitTorrent Conviction

Chan Nai-Ming has the dubious distinction of being the first person convicted in Hong Kong for seeding films for BitTorrent P2P file-sharing. Chatter Garden has thoughts here and here.

Philippines: Political Ads

Manila streetwalker Carlos Celdran is stopped short by a set of billboards on a corner — all depicting heirs of famous political families using sex to hawk consumer goods.

South Korea: Historical Amnesia

At The Marmot's Hole, a lively discussion centering around U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton's comment that South Korea's move further away from U.S. interests reflects a “historical amnesia.”

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