Sidewalks should really be called foodwalks in Vietnam. They’re filled over the brim with sandwich stands, iced coffee, fruits, flowers, meat, eggs, rice bags, juice, coconuts, & all these other things they’re grilling up that you’ve never even heard of. You name it, they got it.✔️
This past year has been something else: it's opened my eyes to many things and many people. It's had its ups and downs and ins and outs. And I believe we've all been able to take something from that and grow in our own imparticular ways. We've over come obstacles, and set in motion opportunities that can change our own individual lives.
아시아의 일렉트로닉 음악 신을 잘 조명해준 기사를 만들어주신 Resident Advisor 에게 감사의 말씀을 드립니다.
기사에는 “Seoul Community Radio는 온라인 라디오 스티이션으로서, 이런 컨셉을 이끄는 또다른 선례를 만들어나가고 있습니다. 다른 Crew나 Collective, 그리고 Club들이 하나의 음악적 방향을 추구하는것에 반하여,SCR은 다양한 한국 로컬음악과 아티스트들을 홍보하는데 주력하고 있습니다. SCR의 비디오와 스트리밍 방식은 계속 많아지는 리스너와 방문자 수와 함께 성공적으로 성장하고 있습니다. 그리하여 SCR은 새로운 국내 아티스트들을 찾아내고 홍보하는 인큐베이터의 역할을 중심적으로 하고 있습니다.
Thanks to RA for including us alongside many other friends in this in-depth article on Asia's growing underground scene.
Link in bio 👉https://www.residentadvisor.net/features/3093
Nuclear weapon confrontation between two nations, North Korea and the U.S.
How long will it continue?
What kind of role would South Korea play in the interest of peace of korean peninsula?
Recently China and Russia seek the ways to prevent the nuclear war between two nations from extrem conflict.
Photo by Ashley Crowther @ashleycrowtherorg for @everydayclimatechange: Thick air pollution blankets South Korea's capital Seoul. This photo is from my archive, but I thought it would be an appropriate time to post it.
Yesterday, all public transport in Seoul was free of charge in response to the brownish haze that has covered the city in recent days.
I imagine this decision was to encourage people to use public transport and pull cars off the roads.
It, however, seemed more like a political stunt that gave off an impression of government action on a serious issue.
Making public transport free for a day does nothing to look deeper into the issues of, for example, where electricity comes from (coal) or that cities design themselves around car use and not public transport.
While I consider Seoul's public transport to be one of the best systems in the world, the city is still designed around private vehicle use.
Until we get over this obsession about car ownership and fundamentally question our electricity sources we will continue to choke out planet and ourselves. --
This was my vacation dog, yes it’s a thing. I named him Tommy, which soon turned into Tommy-Bear. We first met when I fed him my leftover curry the first day. He was my little buddy the rest of the time we spent here & would run up to me on the beach whenever he saw me. On this particular morning he greeted me when I came out of the hotel, walked the block to the beach with me, then laid right by me & supervised my shell picking. Good thing we weren’t in the states or I would have brought him home.🐻💕 #WillTravelToPetDogs
Four cities, five star hotels, perfectly crafted meals, high level meetings, tourist attractions and endless shopping comprised a magnificent first trip to China!!! A big thanks to SIPA, the China Delegation, the China-U.S. Exchange Foundation and the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries for making it all possible. Also a big big shout out to my girls Rahel and Aaliyah for always looking out and recommending I apply. 👌🏽 My top 10 highlights of the trip were:
1. Jumping Around With the Fly Old Ladies in Summer Palace
2. Climbing The Great Wall of China
3. Overlooking Shanghai at the Oriental Pearl Radio TV Tower
4. Having Dinner at the rotating Shanghai Oriental Pearl Radio TV Tower Restaurant
5. Staying at The Wanda Reign Hotel (literally the best hotel ever)
6. Popping champagne at the Vue Rooftop Bar in Shanghai
7. Club Hopping in Shenzhen
8. Cosplaying in Shenzhen
10. Learning about drones at DJI
Planning a trip to China soon? Reach out for tips and recommendations. #china#sipachinatrip#eastasia#wanderlust
Kyoko, a young Japanese woman, arrived in Australia on a working holiday visa, she held an intense dislike for all religions, regarding them as cults who ‘brainwashed’ their followers. Yet before her visa expired, she had become a Christian, and is now continuing to follow Jesus back in Japan.
Kyoko is clear about the main reason for her change of heart. “Most of all it was the people.” Throughout her testimony, she repeatedly emphasised this point: that through the transformed character of the Christians she met, her closed heart became a seeking heart.
Kyoko’s words echoed those of another Japanese returnee Christian, who became a seeker after several months accompanying her Melbourne friend to church. “The character of the people at the church was different, in a good way,” Ayumi told me. “I wanted to find out the reason for the difference.”
On another occasion, a few months into her long-term homestay with our Christian friends in Melbourne, Japanese university student Hiromi was visiting us for afternoon tea. After telling us how kind the homestay family were to her, she paused, then asked: “Simon, why are Christians such loving people?” Her question provided a wonderful opportunity for me to share the good news of God’s love!
These accounts show why Japanese Diaspora Returnee Ministry is so important. With less than one percent of Japanese being Christian, simply travelling to a country like Australia (or USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand) greatly increases a Japanese person’s chance of meeting Christian friends. And when Japanese people are living temporarily outside the highly-conformist society of their homeland, they are more free to explore new ideas, including Christianity.
Of these factors, friendship is foremost. One could paraphrase Jesus’ words thus: “This is how Japanese people will know that you are my disciples: when your words and actions show that Christians have genuine love for one another.” Read the full article for more on the importance of friendship and love in our witness (link in bio). #TheTaskUnfinished#PrayforEastAsiasdiaspora#willyoupray#powerofprayer#prayerworks#pray#greatcommission#jesus#god#mission#EastAsia#Diaspora