Black Teeth: A Thing of the Past

Black Teeth: A Thing of the Past

Japanese women used to blacken their teeth and shave off their eye brows post marriage, prior to the mid nineteenth century. Ohagaru was practiced up until the Meiji era. It is interesting to view this custom through the lens of our current 21C obsession with very...
Healing Modalities in Asia

Healing Modalities in Asia

It could be justifiably argued that healing originated in the orient. There are so many healing modalities that had their beginnings in Asia. When I think of things like Shiatsu, Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Reiki, Ayurveda, Thai Foot Massage and...
The Art of Surveillance

The Art of Surveillance

In China, apparently, they are building the world’s biggest camera surveillance network. It will join the 170 million CCTV cameras already in place, with an additional 400 million new CCTV cameras to be installed over the next three years. Smile you are on Candid...
How I Feel About my Asian-Styled Bedroom Furniture

How I Feel About my Asian-Styled Bedroom Furniture

Imagine you’ve had a troubling day at work or are stressed about an upcoming exam. You’ve just gotten home, a line of sweat dripping from your brow after a tedious gym session you had forced yourself to do, for the good of your health. You open the door, and you see...
Cooking with Gas Asian Style

Cooking with Gas Asian Style

Asian food, in the main, is best served with a responsive heat element for cooking. Woking is all about that flame heating the iron wok and the sizzle you get inside. This is the only way to get that perfect crisp vegetable texture in your plated dishes. Cooking with...