Monthly Archives: April 2012

Slow pace in old Bangkok

Posted on April 28, 2012 by Toothpicker

Siesta time!
Seeking 'slowness' in the fast-paced culture and lifestyle we live in today is not easy. It is also becoming more widespread as you can see this in most big cities around the world ( just watch the locals when you take public transport and you will know what I mean). Luckily [...]

This post was posted in Photography, Travel, Bangkok, Street life and was tagged with Bangkok, Thailand, street life

Slow pace in Bangkok... Baan Pra Nond

Posted on April 28, 2012 by Toothpicker

I can't say that Bangkok is on my top 10 favourite cities' list, but it certainly has its charm despite the chaos, pollution and notorious traffic jams. I was meant to visit Bangkok in October for the gift and furniture trade fair, but had to cancel at the last minute because of [...]

This post was posted in Architecture, Travel, Bangkok, Thailand and was tagged with architecture, Bangkok, b & b, Thailand

Tango moments

Posted on April 18, 2012 by Toothpicker

Tango al fresco at Regents Park
You don't have to be a tango dancer to appreciate this sensual and elegant dance, and I am talking about Argentinian tango, not the dramatic ballroom or 'Strictly come dancing' style. A lot of people get confused with the two as they still have this idea of [...]

This post was posted in Tango, Dance, Music & Sound, Videos & animations and was tagged with tango, short films, dance, music, videos, world music

Ttable office & Korean stationery

Posted on April 13, 2012 by Toothpicker

As a huge fan of Japanese design and stationery, I was quite oblivious to Korean stationery until my first visit to Seoul two years ago. What I did not expect was to see so many independent stationery shops, occupying prime locations and in big shopping malls. This is quite rare to see [...]

This post was posted in Stationery, Greeting cards, Korean stationery, Korean design, Design and was tagged with greeting cards, Korean stationery, Ttable office

Walking in Cornwall

Posted on April 6, 2012 by Toothpicker

What are the key components of a perfect getaway? Good companion, great food and wine, cosy and comfortable accomodation, hassle-free transportation and stunning scenery. Well, I experienced them all when I joined a wonderful walking group to Cornwall last weekend! Words fail to describe the experience, so I will let the photos [...]

This post was posted in Travel, Nature, Hiking & walking, Britain and was tagged with walks, nature, Cornwall, walking

This is not a film & Iranian cinema

Posted on April 4, 2012 by Toothpicker

I first encountered Iranian cinema around the mid 90s, and I found myself being mesmerised by films from directors like Abbas Kiarostami, Mohsen Makhmalbaaf, and Jafar Panahi. Panahi's 'The White balloon' in particular, left a very strong impression on me. I liked the simplicity and humanity of the story, which has a [...]

This post was posted in Films & documentaries, Social issues, Human rights and was tagged with documentaries, films, Human rights, Jafar Panahi

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