Stories from 24 May 2008
Here is a photo from two Persian/Iranian women in 1900,showing two different styles.
“(H)ere's a piece of advice for all drama fans: If you want to have drama in your life, do it in an environment friendly way and don't take it out on others; let it only involve you and yourself. It's nobody's fault you turned out this way. No, not even...
There are sites like “Stuff White People Like“, “Stuff Educated Black People Like“, and even “Stuff Jewish Young Adults Like“. So a group of Egyptian bloggers decided to create the “Stuff Egyptian People Like” blog.
Sanpadjud [pt], a blogger from Cape Verde, tips about a device that provides power to mobile phones while you cycle. “This gadget comes in handy for those who, like me, need to get in shape and like to save money on the electricity bills. Not to mention how useful it...
Salim Bachi reviews Algérie, histoires à ne pas dire (Algeria, Unspoken Stories), a controversial 2007 film by Jean Piere-Lledo about the Algerian War. Of public reaction to the film, which is banned in Algeria, Bachi writes: “Jean-Pierre Lledo has been accused of ever evil on earth..[by a] population that didn't...
Kangni Alem announces a new blog by Algerian writer Salim Bachi [Fr].
Tunisia is the 47th most peaceful country in the world, according to the Global Peace Index, Zizou from Djerba writes [Fr].
On the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), Japanese LGBT communities organized several events and street activities in several cities across the country. With a slogan of “Yes to sexual diversity” (多様な性にYES!), various groups broadcast messages promoting a society where differences and diversity are accepted and respected.
Ashin Mettacara posts the speech delivered by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who visited Yangon, Myanmar this week. Excerpt of the speech: “I saw the saddest things: homes and villages destroyed, fields flooded, roads and bridges washed away, so many lives lost. We work hard in our lives, for ourselves and...
The International Court of Justice has ruled in favor of Singapore in its 29-year dispute with Malaysia over a tiny uninhabited island. Blogger saif2020 comments: “So, Singapore gets the prize while Malaysia the crumbs.”
Copies of the The Burma Daily were confiscated in Cambodia. But articles of the paper can be accessed online.
Vesak Day is the most holy time in the Buddhist Calendar. saengthai writes about Vesak Day activities in Thailand and Dhamma Delights blogs about Vesak Day in Malaysia
Papernas discussed the fuel protests in Indonesia. Hardship Posting notes the protest action coincides with the recent 10th anniversary of the riots which tore Jakarta apart ten years ago. Bellamy Budiman disapproves of the fuel rallies.
q-harukichi is not so optimistic as Indonesia celebrates the 100th year of “Kebangkitan Nasional” which initiated Indonesia's journey to independence.
Isabel Guerra of Palabras Van y Vienen [es] writes that very little was written by Peruvian bloggers about Languages Day held last month.
De La Selva Su Web [es] is repulsed by the excess attention given by the media (including blogs) to the pregnancy of Tula Rodríguez, a well-known model and host on Peruvian television.
Changing the command in a Brazilian Ministry used to be a domestic affair, but the resignation of the renowned rainforest defender Marina Silva from the Environmental Ministry has sparked global reactions. Ms. Silva's replacement was quickly announced by President Lula, through the designation of Carlos Minc, former environmental secretary of...