Minsuk Cho | Mass Studies

December 19, 2010

This post is a tad overdue, as I’ve been meaning to write about Minsuk Cho after hearing him speak at Cooper Union (back in November!) about his architectural firm, Mass Studies. Cho, I recall, was energetic, enthusiastic, and full of firecracker insights about architecture in Asia. His projects were clearly buildings, but I really enjoyed […]

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36 hours in Singapore

October 21, 2010

After four memorable days in Shanghai, we made our way to tropical Singapore, a thriving cocktail of Chinese thrift and industry, Malay gastronomy, and throngs of colorful, Indian stalls. It’s also tidy (no garbage!), the trains and buses run on time, and everyone speaks English. Added bonus: they’re all very, very nice. In the company […]

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The New Shanghai

October 5, 2010

I’ve been absent from blogging due to a whirlwind 8-day tour of Asia: 2 days each in Seoul, Shanghai and Singapore, with air travel in between. Almost every moment, I ate, I saw, and captured moments with my Nikon. There’s so much I want to say, but before I upload my other photos, here’s some […]

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Eat, Pray, Love: The Ashram Vacation

July 29, 2010

Lately I’ve been noticing a lot of buzz generated around the movie adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, “Eat, Pray, Love.” A divorced woman in her thirties, in search for answers, embarks on a trip around the world to find herself, and then…can you tell I haven’t read the book? It sounds a bit too cliché, […]

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