Fighting Crowds at the Taipei Lantern Festival

I headed to the opening of the 2017 Taipei Lantern Festival in Ximending. The crowd was difficult to navigate as I attempted to enjoy the celebration.
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Remains of the Vietnam War

Recalling a visit to the War Remnants Museum in Saigon on the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War.

Taiwanese Election Tanks

"I've had enough of reading things By neurotic, psychotic, pig-headed politicians All I want is the truth Just gimme some truth" -John Lennon, Just Gimme Some Truth I arrived...

Protests and Police

"And the riot squad they're restless They need somewhere to go" -Bob Dylan, Desolation Row On this Monday morning I'm still catching up on the chaos in...
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Take Me Out to the Korean Ballgame

I finally got to see a baseball game in Korea. My first ballgame in Asia was quite an experience.
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Taipei Protests, Part 3

On my way to find something new for dinner, I encountered yet another protest in Taipei. This is again related to the China-Taiwan cross-straits...
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Paper Pandas Invade Taipei

Paulo Grangeon's paper pandas for the World Wildlife Fund at the National Theater in Taipei, Taiwan.
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Protest Marches on in Taipei

Encountering the continuation of the student protests (Sunflower Movement) in Taipei as the protesters marched along the street next to Peace Park.
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Taipei in Protest

Students protest and occupy the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, Taiwan. They are protesting President Ma's executive order for a new trade pact with China.
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Ai Weiwei at Princeton

On a tour of the Princeton campus, I encountered the artwork of Chinese activist Ai Weiwei. There are his Chinese zodiac heads.
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At the Ball Game After 20 Years

A few weeks ago, a friend posted on Facebook that he and his relatives couldn't use their season tickets for a Yankees game and...
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Alligator Is Seafood, Right?

On Saturday, I joined my friends for the Belmar Seafood Festival. I haven't been to the Jersey Shore in a long time (a few...
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Jersey City on a Bike

A bike ride through Jersey City with more than 600 other cyclists on the 4th annual Bike JC Jersey City Ward Tour.
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New York at Night

A view of New York at night from the balcony at the Andaz Hotel during a No Kid Hungry event at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic.
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Industry Invitational Highlights 2013

Highlights from the 2013 Industry Invitational at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic held at the Andaz Hotel. Tasting new spirits and unique cocktails.