I was born in Hong Kong. By the time I was six, I'd lived in four cities on three continents, learned four languages and forgotten three of them. I have a B.A. in Oriental Studies from the University of Arizona and have traveled extensively in Asia and Europe. I now live in New York, where I'm a student at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. My personal blog lives at paulfrankenstein.org.
Latest posts by Paul Frankenstein
Images from Thailand: Tiger Dancer
“Tiger Dancer” by Scruffy Dan A dancer with a tiger mask prowls through a parade in Bangkok.
Images from Morocco: Fishing Boats
“Fishing Boats” by Andrew Wales The fishing harbour in Essaouira, Morocco.
Images From Indonesia: Hi, It Stop Working!
“Hi, It Stop Working” by Budi Sukmana A tuk-tuk driver in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, pushes his stalled vehicle and its passengers to safety during a sudden downpour. Note: We found this photograph because the photographer tagged this image with the “globalvoices” tag in Flickr, making it easy for us...
Images from Palestine: Cameraman
“Cameraman” by Dave Berger
Images from Japan: Sushi
“Sushi” by Sekihan A young woman ponders the display at a sushi restaurant in Tokyo.
Images from Afghanistan: Winter Streets in Kabul
“Winter Streets in Kabul” by TKnoxB Cabs share the snow-covered streets with men on bicycles in Kabul last winter.
Images from India: Pilgrim
“Pilgrim” by Mor
Images from Japan: Oko
“Oko” by MC MasterChef A small grill/noodle shop in Oko, a small town near Hiroshima. Note that most of the counter space is actually a cooking surface.
Images from Indonesia: Finding the Fish
“Finding the Fish” by Budi Sukmana Fishermen (and fisherwomen) sort through the catch on the beach in west Java.
Images from Singapore: Bloggers All
“Bloggers All” by Ashwin Kumar Scenes from a Singaporean blogger meetup.
Images from Bhutan: Showtime
“Showtime” by Mick Yates A traditional Bhutanese musician starts his solo.
Images From China: Shanghai Subway Scene
“Shanghai MRT” by Vampirex A subway train pulls out of the station in Shanghai.
Images From Nepal: Detergent Ad
Photograph by Indrani Soemardjan A young boy sits next to a wall emblazoned with an advertisement for detergent.
Malaysia: English – Benglish Translator
The ever-intrepid Kenny Sia impressed by the variety and quality of machine translation on the web, has written the first ever English-to-Benglish translator.
China: Hitch in the Alibaba deal?
China Herald comments on an article pointing out that many of the goods for sale on Alibaba, the Chinese internet portal that Yahoo! is heavily investing in, are counterfit.
China: PLA Wanted ads
Hong Kong-based blog Simon World looks at the PLA's policy towards marriage and co-habitiation in the ranks.
China: how returned overseas chinese viewed by locals?
In response to a reader query, Bingfeng Teahouse writes about how returning overseas Chinese are viewed by locals.
South Korea: The Blog Blackout of 2005
The Marmot’s Hole notes that TypePad and Blogspot were apparently blocked in South Korea over the weekend, apparently to honor that country's Independence Day.
Singapore: A protest in sunny Singapore
Omeka Na Huria posts a first-hand account from a peaceful political protestor in Singapore. The four protestors were met by more than a dozen of Singapore's finest riot police in full riot gear.
Sudan: More AU Troops coming?
Humanitarian Hijinks on the mixed reaction that the arrival of more African Union troops in Darfur engenders.
Zimbabwe: Isn't it ironic?
The Zimbabwean Pundit on the irony that Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe refuses to engage his fellow Africans and will only speak with Tony Blair.