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7 October 2006

Stories from 7 October 2006

Taiwan: Global Voices in Chinese Podcasting

  7 October 2006

Swpave records a podcast featuring headlines and hot blogging topics for the last week gathered from HEMiDEMi(a social bookmarking service in Taiwan, just like a combination of del.icio.us and digg.com) along with 6 stories from Global Voices Online in Chinese for the last week. He says the making of this...

Singapore:Mid Autumn Lantern Festival

  7 October 2006

Singapore blogger anonnymousxwrites visits and posts images from the Lantern Carnival at a park in Singapore. The mid-autumn festival is a Chinese traditional festival that is celebrated by hanging colorful lanterns and exchanging moon cakes.

Philippines: Photographer's Haven in Manila

  7 October 2006

Senor Enrique in Philippines blogs about a project to turn a busy Manila Street into a photographer's haven. “Only a couple of months ago I posted an entry about an initiative by Jaime Chua along with the Hidalgo Business Organization to gentryfy R. Hidalgo Street — to relocate the street...

Indonesia: International Potluck

  7 October 2006

Students from South-East and rest of Asia are increasing going to China to learn Mandarin. Christina, an Indonesian student in Fuzhou, Southern China throws a potluck party to welcome her new classmates from all over Asia and beyond.

Cambodia: Rumours of a Coup

  7 October 2006

The blogger at Details are Sketchy downplays the rumours of a coup in Cambodia due to the extensive hold the ruling party has on almost every aspect of Cambodian state. “Indeed, the situations in Cambodia and Thailand are massively different. The ruling CPP has governed Cambodia with an iron fist...

Surf in Chile

  7 October 2006

In Chile summer is coming and the surfers don’t mind. They just surf all year long up and down Chile's 2,880 miles of coastline. A community of passionate surfers share videos, experiences and their lifestyle. Chilesurf (ES), is not only a blog of Chilean news, waves, beaches and championships, but...

Congolese Writer Alain Mabanckou on André Schwarz-Bart

  7 October 2006

Alain Mabanckou, a novelist and poet from Congo-Brazzaville now living in California, pays tribute (Fr) to Polish-Jewish writer André Schwarz-Bart, author of Le Dernier de justes who passed away last weekend. Schwarz-Bart, who grew up in France during the German occupation, lived in Guadeloupe with his wife, writer Simone Schwarz-Bart.

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