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Saturday, 18 October 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014 Jan Sevilla
Bangkok is bewildering and bewitching, but most of all Bangkok is hot. In the glare of the tropical sun, it could either catapult almost everyone out of the one’s comfort zone or even spoil its ever swelling number of visitors with graciousness and hospitality.
Sunday, 21 September 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014 Jan Sevilla
Most everyday at six, old wooden carts pass and move along the narrow cobblestoned alleyways hauling merchandise of freshly picked cucumbers, tomatoes, nuts and assorted vegetables. Here at the Grand Bazaar, farmers in their turbans make up the early morning scene as they patiently wait for shops to open. Anytime soon, this labyrinth of shops occupying 64 streets and with more than 4,000 vendors will become a dizzying tourist trap and fanciful treasure trove.
Saturday, 23 August 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014 Jan Sevilla
Bouillabaisse [bu.ja.bɛːs]. For first timers, getting the correct pronunciation is hard. Yet it’s even harder to spell it. For first timers, it’s also easier to have a bowl of soup in Shanghai, Japan or even in Malaysia, where slurping is encouraged. But here in Marseille, the birthplace of bouillabaisse – it is no casual affair.
Saturday, 9 August 2014
Saturday, August 09, 2014 Jan Sevilla
Either he picked up the wrong colors or has probably run out of paint; Paul Cézanne, the most rebellious of the 19th-century French artists, painted his work of art “Le Lac d’Annecy” – unromantically.
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Thursday, 19 June 2014
Saturday, 17 May 2014
Saturday, May 17, 2014 Jan Sevilla
In the nucleus of Pantai Dalit Beach in Tuaran, hidden amidst the nature reserve, half an hour north of Sabah’s capital, Kota Kinabalu; lies a slice of paradise that sets the scene for one of the world’s greatest tourist destinations.
Tuesday, 6 May 2014
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 Jan Sevilla
Upon reading this, I would probably be at 36,000 feet in a triple 7 Air France jet liner 12-time zones away from you.
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Jan Sevilla
The hallucinogenic effect started to kick in – hard.
I blamed that man, hunching over the ebony Yamaha piano. Despite his being 75, something told me that behind the white tuxedo, the bow tie and the hearing aid he wears on his left ear, he is someone that could spin your thoughts and weave them perfectly, without guilt, into a distant past.
And little do the chatty aunties know that Ooi Eow Jin, a once sought-after musician has been playing since 1963 who performed with Sudirman and P. Ramlee. (Photo by glaringnotebook.com)