Photos of some antique cars which are taking part in the 2010 Peking to Paris Motor Challenge
[En], a reminiscent of the 1907 Peking-Paris Rally…
Now there is something different. There is a picture of the 1907 rally under this slot The roads are an awful lot better today than 100yrs ago. Dodie xxx Thanks Yeinjee x I don't know what I'd do without you.
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Old-China photos (1)
Digitally restored photos from old China (est. 1880-1925), via Ralphrepo…
Great Wall of China  Herbert G. Ponting
Chinese women with fans, Canton, China [c1880] Afong Lai
Bride on her way to wedding, Fujian, China [c1911-1913] Ralph G. Gold
Peking To Paris Autorace 
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Red panda cubs in Japan
Japan’s Chiba Zoological Park has released a video of its two cute
(also known as lesser panda)cubs which were born on July 3.
The names of the baby pandas will be decided on Sept 19 via a special
poll by the zoo visitors.
K-on! Nendoroid set
July 20, 2010 | Topics: Otaku and Wotaku
Mini figurine sets with characters from popular Japanese anime K-On!
Anime figurines are getting popular these days; some anime fans are
willing to spend hundreds of dollars to
collect their favourite figures.
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The horse ride
The scene was pretty chaotic when we arrived at the foothill (at the
beginning); there’s obviously more supply than demand, and the horsemen
were swarming the tourists trying to make their only business of the
day. Our driver-guide took care of the matters, and we got our horses
after a couple of frenzied minutes.
I was the heaviest in my group, but somehow the horsemen decided to
let me rode on the smallest horse instead. It’s only my second horse
ride; in fact I’m not sure if I’ve done it before… it’s a vague
It’s pretty scary at first, but it’s ok when I got into the rhythm;
and the horseman was guiding the horse in front anyway. Ended up a very
nice experience to add into my diary; hope that I didn’t burden the
little pony too much lol.
THANKS YEIN JEE, AS USUAL QUITE WONDERFUL
Japanese town of Washimiya estimates that the Lucky Star
anime has brought over one billion yen (~ US$11 million) into the local
economy after the town’s main shrine, the Washinomiya Shrine, was
featured in the popular anime in 2007.
The full economic impact of Lucky Star cannot be determined for
certain; but the sales of related goods
alone have been pegged at 70
Visitors during the New Year’s holidays (Japanese would
traditionally visit a shrine)
increased from 90,000 in 2007 to 450,000
in 2010; that’s plenty of tourism money for a small town
with less than
40,000 of population.
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Next big trip: Seoul, Korea
Been busy for the past week making arrangement for my next travel
plan… to Seoul, South Korea.
close to three months in the country, just within the stay limit
without needing a visa.
Already booked my flight ticket, departing in January 2010; will
share more stories as time approaches.
At the moment, check out this
latest Seoul tourism promotion video for the Visit Korea Year
Mt Semeru-Bromo-Batok from Penanjakan viewpoint
November 18, 2009
Highlight from my Indonesian trip, the Semeru-Bromo-Batok volcanoes,
the most unearthly place that I’ve ever been.
Had to wake up early in
the morning and catch a jeep ride to a mountain-top viewpoint at Mt
Penanjakan for the sunrise
and breathtaking scenery of the volcanoes
The tallest volcano in the backdrop is the highly active Mt Semeru; the
nearest is Mt Batok,
a dead volcano;while the steamy volcano is the
famous Mt Bromo.
All these volcanoes are located inside the Tengger
a massive crater created by super volcano eruptions millions
of years ago.
BEFORE ADDING MORE GOOD THINGS TO LOOK AT, HERE IS A FEW GOOD THINGS TO MAKE.
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Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game sets world record sales
Guinness World Records have officially recognisedYu-Gi-Oh! as the top selling trading card game of all time
with more than 22.5 billion cards sold since its introduction a decade ago.
Yu-Gi-Oh! was first created as a manga by Kazuki Takahashi in 1996
before spawning into a huge franchise, which includes anime series,
video & online games, and trading card games etc.
The collectible card game is developed and published by Konami since 1999; more about the game on Wiki [image from Yugioh-card]
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Lala Hsu – Riding a White Horse
“Riding a White Horse” (身骑白马) by singer-songwriter Lala Hsu, from
her debut album released in May 2009; a mix of pop music with
traditional folk song… Many East Asian Songs and Artists can be found on YouTube
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Korean TV AND FILM
"Alone in Love", I somehow never
think of other countries having soaps on the t.v, in fact I often
forget that most countries throughout the known world now have
electricity and t.v. Where I was brought up in Bont Newydd in
Denbighshire North Wales we honestly didn't have mains electricity
until around 1960, before then it was the water mill, two turbines and
a lot of sweat from the guys who used to have to rake the mill about every four hours to give us light. "Dae Jang Geum", It's
a strange fact also that even though this was only 50 yrs. ago that at
last we were being given this wonderful invention that there were those
amongst us who actually complained then about the loss of beauty these
huge pylons would make of our countryside. Well
the pylons arrived, the t.v. for all and cookers etc. No more ironing
with a flat iron in the kitchen whilst listening to Radio Luxembourg on
the transistor radio. Did we miss the turbines? You bet we didn't. And
the pylon's are still
"Winter Sonata", there
passing straight through the beautiful valley.None of us became
cancerous or mental through these mighty steel skyscrapers, in fact
life adjusted, got better and went on as before.
We are now experiencing a different monster.... the dreaded windmill
that will make that same electricity more efficient and less expensive.
Just think of Holland and relax a little, I thing that is my
suggestion... things will sort themselves out eventually.
Korean TV Dramas "Palace"
Korean TV dramas used to
not travel much beyond Korea's borders, but beginning in the late 1990s
they began to acquire a strong following throughout east and southeast
Asia, as well as in Hawaii, where they are screened with English
subtitles. A great number of TV and film stars also owe their current
popularity to the success of TV dramas. This page is devoted to
providing some subjective reviews of the better-known dramas. Also be
sure to visit the essay "Why is Winter Sonata a Big Hit in Asia?" by Diana Lee.
If you type
what films you would like to see, i.e. "Korean Movies" in the search
box of this Amazon Widget, it will give you a list of Korean Films
available from Amazon to buy or from "Love Rental", for you to rent.
favourite film of all time is "Bishunmoo" which is just so fantastic,
and I'm retired already. Number two, would have to be "The House of
Flying Daggers," and then oh my then it gets difficult because I have a
hundred Asian films from all over Asia.
love the clip in the playlist above of quite a few sad songs, love them
all but none of these can compare with the closing scene of
"Bishunmoo". I hope you realise that even though it is turned 12.30 in
the morning, I am now going to have to watch it again. We are very
lucky in the UK. BBC4 and a few of the other channels on Sky have
seasons of different films. It has been Japan's turn for the last three
weeks. I watched "Nobody Knows," Last night it was brilliant. Twilight
Samurai," is on this Saturday.
So it will be Happy, Happy, Street for me again.
am going to write to BBC4 and ask them to do a South Korean Season, but
ask them NOT to show any of the war films, We don't need them anymore.
Music is the way forward kids and don't you forget it. Leave the
fighting behind and keep your lives free from such horrors.... Oops
Diddily getting caried away now.
I have reached 64years old already and I don't think there has been a
year without some war, somewhere raging. Keep your fingers crossed my
darlings that you will all be safe for your lives and your childrens
For more comprehensive English-language websites on TV dramas, visit
Soompi.com or www.koreanwiz.org, which offers a wide range of information and credits on Korean dramas
This is a video playlist of mainly Vietnamese music and dance, I found it on the "Tagged" blog site of a beautiful lady called Kim LienD, both her and her site are pretty dashed good.
must not pass over in silence the mountains called by the Welsh Eryri,
but by the British Snowdon, or the mountains of Snow, which... seem to
rear their lofty summits even to the clouds”