Vietnamese Traditional Craft Village
For a long time, craft villages have been an important element of Vietnamese culture and economy. The existence of these villages could date back thousands of years, as archeologists have unearthed a 3500-year-old large bronze making center in Vĩnh Phúc province of Vietnam (a little west of Hanoi), evidence of a town specialized in bronze […]
1200-year-old lost city of Mahendraparvata discovered in Cambodia
An ancient city, dated 350 years before the famed Angkor Wat, has been discovered by a group of archaeologist from University of Sydney led by a French-born archaeologist. All thanks to the airborne Lidar technology which use light detection and ranging data, 7 days of hard work result in a fashionable and extraordinary discovery. Damien […]
THE ORIGIN OF KHMER NEW YEAR
It’s APRIL.What, why? What’s special about April, you ask me.Of course, April is the month where new year starts.Wait, wait. Why April? Couldn’t it be logical for new year to fall on January which is the first month of the year? Yes, this is perfectly logical. However this is the Gregorian calendar we are using. […]
The Survey Says: Filipinos Are 3rd Sexiest In The World
The movement site Big 7 has positioned Filipinos the third hottest nationality on the planet, directly at the back of Ukranians and Danish. bigseventravel.com 7 gave unmistakable indicate out boxing symbol Manny Pacquiao and pop sensation Bruno Mars. Likewise pulling in consideration from Big 7 had been the several Miss World competitors speaking to the […]
Are Japanese Humble? Superior? Peaceful? Violent?
The environment that shaped the Japanese people. There are many contradictory views on Japanese people. Many see us as Kind and peaceful while some see us as violent and cruel. Some see us as humble; some see us as arrogant. I think we are all of these things at the same time. I will try […]
‘No more survivors’ in Cambodia building collapse as toll hits 24
The retrieval of bodies from a building collapse in Cambodia continued Monday, as the death toll rose to 24 with no further survivors expected to be found under the debris of the seven-story Chinese-owned construction site. Workers clawed back the rubble overnight as a grim-faced Cambodian premier Hun Sen visited the scene of the collapse […]
Komodo Dragon: the majestic lizard of ASEAN
Imagine yourself wandering in tropical Savanna forest where two sturdy cacao-colored animals were wrestling to blood for female’s approval to mate. This picturesque scene is due to roll from May to August and the female will have a role to lay 30 eggs in the next 9 months. Komodo dragons are the given name to […]
From Ashes to Oil to Ships to Modern Japan.
Here is a little story that is at the core of Japanese economic recovery after WW2 but it is little known, even in Japan. After the war. Japan was heavily in debt and most industries were still in shambles. The government was working on a stimulus project but it wasn’t easy. Japan needed petroleum but […]
The origin of Sushi: As I understand it.
There are too many people interested in marketing their version of Japanese history that common Japanese knowledge gets lost in the propaganda. One high profile case is sushi since its well knew around the world, people are trying to link Sushi as originating from their country. So here is what I know: Sushi actually has […]
Japan Fears No One
I’ve already explained why Japan fears no human group in the blog thread. Here I’ll show how this manifested itself through history. The first case is in 600AD when Japan tried to help Baekje take back their country from the Silla and Tang Dynasty. The outcome was a failure but, Think about it, Japan sends […]