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8 December 2005

Stories from 8 December 2005

Southeast Asian Games!

  8 December 2005

Southeast Asian Games closing ceremonies’ photo by Jove Francisco. The 23rd South East Asian Games, which recently concluded in Manila this week, were known as the South East Asian Peninsular Games until 1975 when the SEAP Games Federation accepted Indonesia and the Philippines as members. The name was then changed...

Egypt: Arabian horses

  8 December 2005

Maryanne blogs about a horse show she attended few weeks ago. With pictures of beautiful mares and fillies. She also summarizes the history of the Arabian horse in Egypt and the business of breeding.

China, Japan: Zhang Ziyi is a Race Traitor?

  8 December 2005

the leaky pen discusses the outrage on Chinese blogs over local actress Zhang Ziyi's role as a Japanese courtesan in a new Hollywood movie. He fumes: “A problem almost as big as the 400 lb. gorilla of Chinese racism is the self-inflicted stupidity of their anti-Japanese hatred.”

Malaysia: Racial Profiling

  8 December 2005

Farish Noor, a guestblogger at Brand New Malaysian, shares his thoughts about racial profiling, connecting his experience abroad as a Muslim traveler and his country's discrimination against Chinese.

Singapore: Condolences

  8 December 2005

Mr. Brown shares his own condolences and links to posts eulogizing fellow Singapore blogger Sondra of Idle Days, who recently passed away from a rare blood disorder.

Vietnam: Motorcycle Perils

  8 December 2005

Thinking of tooling around on a motorcycle while in Vietnam? Virtual Doug warns: “Việt Nam has the second highest traffic fatality rate in the world.”

Darfur

  8 December 2005

Darfur blog, The Passion of the Present annouces today as “Die-In-for-Darfur, Turn the heat on Rice”.. …join Africa Action and friends as we rally at the State Department to challenge Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice to take immediate action to stop genocide in Darfur, Sudan. To represent the 400,000 people...

Zimbabwe: Blog awards

  8 December 2005

This is Zimbabwe is on the short list for best Mid Eastern/African blog – so check their blog and go and give them a vote. Why are the Middle East and Africa lumped together in one category? Surely there are enough awards to allow each region its own award?

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