Category Archives: customs

Taiwan’s Techno Gods

Nobody quite knows how it started, and there are several competing stories. But somebody or somebodies in Taiwan got the idea to combine traditional religious temple parades and its deities with techno and pop music, and at the same time … Continue reading

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50 Shades of Doors

If you search online you will notice that there are a number of photographers who are fascinated by doors and capture them in every shape, size and color. There is something intriguing about doors and the mood and attitude they … Continue reading

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At the Ends of the Rope

A motivational speaker who wanted to warn about how bad habits or vices start out small told the following illustration. In the old days of bridge building they would first tie a thin thread to a kite and then fly … Continue reading

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When Seeing Red Means Happiness

Visit any Chinese community around the world and you will soon notice the abundance of the color red in the designs, decorations, ornaments, clothing, lanterns, architecture, etc. Long before there was “Red China” in the sense of communist China, red … Continue reading

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