Making friends in Japan

Making friends in Japan

A few days ago, I was in Tokyo. It was mid-morning, when I’d visited Asakusa. I was shooting time lapse footage outside the Senso-Ji shrine. A young Japanese girl dressed in an elaborate kimono was trying to shoot a portrait of herself with her friend’s...
A thousand Tori gates at sunrise

A thousand Tori gates at sunrise

Sometimes you have to wake up at early to catch on location at the right time. This is especially true for the Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto. The location is perhaps best known for one of the iconic scenes in “Memoirs of a Geisha”. The path is lined with...
Flying in to the Land of the Rising Sun

Flying in to the Land of the Rising Sun

Having caught a red eye flight to Tokyo from Singapore, how appropriate is it that one flies into the Land of the Rising Sun at sunrise?   As an added surprise, my flight flew directly over a volcanic island about 30 minutes outside Narita airport. I’m told...
The Haze

The Haze

I had heard about it. I had read about it. I had never really seen or experienced it myself. One of the reasons that I chose to move to Singapore as a destination in Asia was because it offered a generally clean and unpolluted atmosphere. Every year, that changes for...
Singaporean Skies

Singaporean Skies

This has been in the works for a few months. When I moved here in March 2016, it was my 21st time in Singapore (I used to stop here in each direction every time I used to fly to India). Prior to my moving here, I had spent approximately 50 days in this city spread...
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