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Piano Piece

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Don standing by a grand piano on the top floor of Pan Pacific Hotel
Photo by L.


"What would you like to hear?" Wu asks behind me, "piano pieces!" without thinking I reply. Satie's piano flows in the air, and then it brings me back...

Black Friday Shopping Spree

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Shopping on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California, USA


Are you ready to shop for Black Friday holiday?

Thanksgiving Feast

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Eggnog, holiday drink by Chef Mary Soh 
All photos and styling by Don Schumann
The original work was an advertisement for Franz Collection Inc. running throughout greater China



Thanksgiving spirits

First Autumn Foliage Colors

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One of my favorite column articles, also my favoritest season, original in mandarin language, perviously published in a major periodical back in late 90's

Setbacks

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Enjoy my own setback in Jiau Xi cold springs, Taiwan


If you do base your life on how many touchdowns you score, how many championships you win, then when you have a setback, then when you have an injury, you're not playing, or something goes wrong, your self-worth goes down


Tim Tebow

Hội An Japanese Bridge

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Chùa cầu


As a symbolic gesture of peace the Zen-inspired bridge was originally constructed to connect the Japanese community with the Chinese quarter

Déjà Vu

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Boasting one of the world's largest privately-owned lagoon, it also offers colonial-style rooms on landscaped grounds

Last Call

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Temple of Literature (Vietnamese: Văn Miếu) in Hanoi, northern Vietnam


Hanoi 12th-graders are crowding here to find spiritual elements in the hope of increasing their chances at the upcoming national college admission exams

Fled Down South Taiwan

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During my academic years, even though I had quietly and purposefully fled home choosing the least-wanted and farthest school in southern Taiwan, also to avoid drawing more unnecessary battle lines

3S

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A Japanese girl at a (Japanese owned) private beach in Guam


I had first heard of the term of "3S" was from the Japanese (upper class) family social gatherings some 25 years back

Walk Circa CRT Inventor's Hometown

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Fulda, Hessen-Kassel, Germany


Take a closer look at the German great inventor's hometown in Fulda

Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

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This hotel was the first Sofitel Legend property in the world

The Farm at San Benito

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The accommodations not only provisioning all nutrimental diet in a nutrigenomics mind-set and coming up with with programs for the improvement of man's estate

When Chocolate was a Meal

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The modern day presentation from Max Brenner, an Israeli chocolate shop chain, I had first come across


Deploying cacao beans and chocolate infusions in dishes was popular that ancient Mexicans had snapped it up

Make You Own Lard at Home

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The stew pot all the way traveled from Europe to Asia, with me.
All are cell phone photos in this entry


Forewarned is forearmed?

Men Want Dogs not Wives

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One of my beloved dogs, Owen, at Anza-Borrego Desert, SoCal

Why Some Men Have Dogs And Not Wives?

Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila

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I had been repeatedly staying at this hotel whenever I visited Manila over the last few years

IKEA Cake Faecal Germs Found Again in 3 Months

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Chocolate parfaits and cakes on display at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila


IKEA Taiwan recently announced that its chocolate almond cake products have been taken off the shelf due to reports indicating that it contained traces of the E. Coli bacteria, on 3/8/2013

Dog Goes Fishing

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I would never imagine this dog trick happening right in front of my eyes

Death Café

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Picture of Table arrangement at a 5-Star hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand


One woman detained, 10 questioned in probe on deaths of couple in New Taipei

Ma Ma Cup

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They refer it as Ma Ma Noodles here in Taiwan instead of Ma Ma Cup. I had heard so much about it year in and year out locally, all to the good?

German Farms in Egg Fraud

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Following the horsemeat, it's the eggs

Meatball Derby in IKEA

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Swedish furniture giant Ikea became entangled in Europe’s widening meat scandal Monday, forced to withdraw meatballs from stores across Europe amid suspicions that they contained horse meat

DinGuan Buddhist Temple

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All photos taken by cell phone, on 3/24/2012

It was the first time I had heard of this Chinese term of DinGuan buddhist temple (定光佛寺) during the first visit to Cebu, Philippines, in January 2006

Ritidian Point

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Stunning white sand beach
Model by Kelly
Hair by Jun Nan
Makeup by Zu Yuan
Style by A Jin & Xenia



A friend handed me a tiny glass bottle with white sands in it as a welcome gift. I soon spotted it without my friend's realization

Intramuros Manila

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6 Spanish Tourists Raped near Acapulco

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The latest crime report will only make it harder for Mexico to shrug off the incidents of crime in tourist towns as isolated and rare

A Mug's Game

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I always find it so mirthful to this day (in this post all are cell phone pictures)



How to Get Along at the Office

Is it sagacious or outright foolish??

Most Vermicelli Rice Noodles Not Rice at all

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Bún nem nướng (Vermicelli Salad Bowl with Vietnamese BBQ Pork Meatballs), my first bowl of Vietnamese food inHo Chi Minh City metropolitan area


Nearly 90 percent of rice vermicelli noodles in Taiwan are not primarily composed of their main ingredient, rice, but are instead a mix of other edible starches

Soil Basking in Glory of Thai Buddhism 1/4

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沐浴在泰國佛教光輝下的泥土 1/4
最美麗的衛星城市 席撒查那來

Si Satchanalai
Most Beautiful Satellite City


泰國 席撒查那來
Si Satchanalai, Thailand
Interviewed accounts orally: Don Schumann
Co-Editor: Arlene Kao


(My apologies to all English speakers for posting original published article in Traditional Chinese. Please make good use of your internet translator!)


Soil Basking in Glory of Thai Buddhism 2/4

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沐浴在泰國佛教光輝下的泥土 2/4
幸福的黎明 素可泰

Sukhothai
The Dawn of Merriment


泰國 素可泰
Sukhothai, Thailand
Interviewed accounts orally: Don Schumann
Co-Editor: Eagle Yang


(My apologies to all English speakers for posting original published article in Traditional Chinese. Please make good use of your internet translator!)


Soil Basking in Glory of Thai Buddhism 3/4

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沐浴在泰國佛教光輝下的泥土 3/4
水上的都城 大城

Ayuthaya
Floating Capital City


泰國 大城
Ayuthaya, Thailand
by Don Schumann


(My apologies to all English speakers for posting original published article in Traditional Chinese. Please make good use of your internet translator!)


Soil Basking in Glory of Thai Buddhism 4/4

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沐浴在泰國佛教光輝下的泥土 4/4
紅土築起的鍚蘭風古都 甘潘霈

Kamphaeng Phet
Ceylon-Style Ancient City Built by Red Earth


泰國 甘潘霈
Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand
by Don Schumann


(My apologies to all English speakers for posting original published article in Traditional Chinese. Please make good use of your internet translator!)


iBaby Era Coming

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Call Me Apple, Mac or Siri, baby!