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Saving A Friendship In Bangkok

September 2015 How far would you go to save a friendship? After some back and forth that included a spontaneous trip to Manila, it finally works out: I’d meet up with my Burmese friend in Bangkok – as a compromise between Yangon and Singapore, where I’m staying for a couple of weeks. We met two years ago at a beach party in Singapore and subsequently got closer through Facebook – thanks to his insomnia and the fact that I, living in Switzerland, was the...

Manila Love

I fell in love. I was caught by surprise. It should have been a fleeting encounter, a one night stand, but it ended up being a short, intense and passionate meeting. He’s different than anyone I’ve met before. He is wild, loud, exotic, somehow raw. Difficult to understand. His facets are captivating, but don’t let him fool you. He can be dangerous if you don’t look out. On the other side, he’s a welcoming smile, a warm laugther, a charming compliment....

Wet Market in Singapore

Yesterday I got up early to take some photos at a wet market in Singapore. At the beginning, I was appalled. I walked in and around me were rows of stalls selling fresh fish or chicken. I’m not sure what I expected, but certainly not rows of dead animals (note to myself: learn something about a place before you go there!). It was still dark when I arrived, but the scene I encountered was quite lively. The vendors were already busy preparing their...