Stories from 26 April 2006
Pakistan: Blog-o-strikes back
I realize I've been MIA on GV but I shall reveal on the QT that I ODed on FOX TV, as a result my IQ was pronounced DOA by my MD but my mind was resurrected by the aid of my PC and DSL net connection. Returning to cyber world,...
India: Violence against women
Megha writes on violence against women and lists out signs to watch for. (Trigger: Violence)
Two colleagues are in a reflexology place enjoying their massage. A stranger joins in and starts small talk with them. The fun starts when the Indonesian Playboy magazine issue comes up.
Loving wan ton noodles
Bunnywunny relishes home cooked food but remembers her childhood craving for a street vendor's wan ton mee, a popular noodle dish in Malaysia and Singapore.
Understanding the Germans
Pinayexpat, currently living and working in Germany, gives us a peek into her understanding of German people. She observes “They actually place a lot of value on relationships hence, they are wary in the beginning. Friendship isn’t readily given but when it is, you can rely on their sincerity and...
The rice terrace land
Yellominded has some pictures from travels in the mountains of Luzon. This region is famed for the 2000 year old rice terraces dug out of mountain slopes.
Report card for Penang bus service
Lucia is displaying and distributing report cards that Penang residents can use to monitor their city's bus service.
Taiwan: English teaching essentials
Mark at Doubting to shuō blogs critically on what separates good ESL teachers in Taiwan from the bad. “Obviously,” he writes, “this is pretty subjective.”
China: American expansion discouraged
Sun Bin blogger gives some economic-model advice to the United States in response to their perceived China-containing intentions: “You will lose…The US has to kickbox also in Middle East, S. America, Europe, Russia and Africa. The US could then be dragged into exhaustion like the Soviet Empire. This is not...
Japan: Bush photo mocked
Blog of the Riding Sun‘s Gaijin Biker has a caption contest for a photo of American president George W. Bush pulling on the arm of Chinese president Hu Jintao's suit during Hu's talk at the White House last weekend. Some contenders: “Let go of my gorram jacket before I get...
China: Red but greening
In ‘Is China Going Green, Part VIII?‘, China Law Blog‘s Dan Harris relates a Wall Street Journal story on increasing environmental awareness in the rapidly-developing Asian country to his own experiences there: “We have found the same thing in our China work for foreign companies, particularly in the last few...
China: Intellectual property law
Kevin Fisher at chinablawger takes a legalistic look at the glamorous side of intellectual property law.
China: Kidnapping impacts family
Beijing or Bust blogger Wu Hao—now considered by Reporters Without Borders to have been kidnapped by the Chinese state—has in these two months of illegal detention missed not only his own birthday party but that of his father's as well [zh].
China: Detained writers remembered
Has it really been a year since Hong Kong journalist Ching Cheong was charged by China for spying? And two months since Beijing or Bust blogger Wu Hao's arrest for what has yet to be announced? AsiaPundit‘s myrick reminds us in ‘lest we forget’.
China: Photoblogs—translation not needed
In the write-at-your-own-risk world of blogging in China, there are no fine lines between what's acceptable, what will get you blocked and what will get you thrown in jail. Lists of words and topics appear from time to time, but nothing official has ever been released. It's tragic. What for...
Iran: Women, Football & Ayathollahs
Bidari (Persian) considers Ahmadinejad's decision to let women watching football in stadiums a real mistake. Blogger says people who back President don't have this kind of requests. In addition now several Grand Ayatollahs are against Ahmadinejad's decision.
Caribbean: CSME provides chance for success
The Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) may not “grab us”, says Francis Wade, but it may be the best shot the region has at a successful future.
Guyana: Funeral of slain government minister
Guyana Providence Stadium posts a photograph and a two-line report on the funeral of Guyana's Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Crops and Livestock, who was murdered this past weekend. Guyana Resource Centre posts a Guyana news agency report on comments made by the Canadian High Commissioner during a speech made at...
Dominican Republic: Book Fair
DR1 – Daily Dominican Republic News posts a brief report on the opening of the 9th International Santo Domingo Book Fair on April 24. Among the themes of this year's festival are the 45th anniversary of dictator Rafael Trujillo's assassination and the 500th anniversary of the death of Columbus.
Bermuda: Cruelty to animals
Sean advocates a harsher sentence for a Bermudian man charged with neglecting his animals.
Image from DRC: Kobolo Humor
A Kobolo is a public transportation vehicle in the DRC. It is also the Congolese word for trunk. Photo courtesy Le Renouveau Congolais. In a humorous photo essay, Le Renouveau Congolais lists (FR) all the different positions that make Kinshasa public transportation bearable.