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Celebrating 50 years of Japan's Shinkansen 'bullet train'

It wasn’t the world’s first high-speed train, but when the Shinkansen debuted in 1964, its sleek, futuristic design and to-the-second punctuality resulted in it being coined ‘the bullet train’, making Japan’s railways the envy of the world.<p>Half a century later, travelling Japan by rail remains a …

Taiwan: a secret foodie wonderland

Right now, in-the-know foodies from across Asia are descending on an island in the East China Sea to gobble steaming plates of dumplings and nibble stinking sticks of tofu.<p>Taiwan’s food scene is exploding and now is the time to go - Taiwanese chefs are winning awards, the country heaves with night …

The essential guide to backpacking China's Silk Road

The section of the ancient Silk Road that runs through China is an epic journey through desert dunes to the end of the Great Wall, a length of pink mud that ends abruptly in the magnificent beige towers of the Jiayuguan Fort.<p>This is not a voyage that many travellers experience; it's often and …

Asia Travel

Review: Fujifilm x100s - The perfect Image

Just when I decided it was time to upgrade my camera everywhere I turned everyone were talking about the new Fuji x100s. After a long time drolling …

How Light, Aperture, Time and Sensitivity Affect Exposure

Most of the time when we discuss exposure we talk about it in very technical terms, using photography-specific jargon. There aren’t too many other …

Landscape Photography

10 Reasons Why You Should Use Manual Focus

Years ago, photographers would observe a scene through their viewfinder and turn the focusing ring slowly to bring the scene into focus. Much has …

X100S Ramblings

Been a week or so since I've posted much but to be honest I haven't been shooting. The days are so short, work days are so long and the constant …

The Fuji X100S made me a better B&W photographer

So let me share my "secrets" to getting great B&W results from the Fuji X100S with you.<p>B&W photography can give your photography a new direction<p>I …

Act a Fuji: Four Months With The X100S

For all you hipster and pro photogs out there, I’m sure you already know that the X100S has already been out for quite some time now. So if you’re …

FUJIFILM OVF | FOCUSING WITH THE X-PRO 1 AND X100S

Hey, So I am a Barcelona Wedding Photographer and I use the Fujifilm X-Series for Weddings and my travels. My current kit consists of two X-Pro 1’s, …

Street Photography

6 Tips to Help You Free Yourself from Your Fearful Thoughts

<b>“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” ~Eckhart Tolle</b><p>Here I am, huddled up …

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The A-List

Tuesday, 24 May, 2016<p>Sunday, 21 December, 2014<p>Sunday, 21 December, 2014<p>Thursday, 18 December, 2014<p>US debate had shifted from what the island does …

The state of 4G in Southeast Asia

GSMA predicts that by the end of 2017, there will be close to 500 live LTE networks across 128 countries worldwide. Right now, territories in Asia …

40 must-read Asian startup founder stories in 2013

In 2013, we are fortunate to have the chance to interview multiple CEOs and founders across Asia. In this year-end review, we have consolidated some …

Motivation

20 Meditation tips from some of the world’s best meditation experts…!

As part of my Fall in Love with Monday Meditationseries and in the true spirit of giving, I reached out to women who I knew had some super wisdom …

Life as Meditation

Life as Meditation<p>If you were to ask someone on the street, “What is yoga?,” you’d probably get a description of hatha yoga, the yoga of asanas, or …

Meditation

Nut consumption reduces risk of death

According to the largest study of its kind, people who ate a daily handful of nuts were 20 percent less likely to die from any cause over a 30-year …

Holistic Medicine

How Simple Mini Habits Can Change Your Life

<b>“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~Alan Watts</b><p>It was late 2012, just after Christmas, …

When We Lose Antibiotics, Here's Everything Else We'll Lose Too

This week, health authorities in New Zealand announced that the tightly quarantined island nation – the only place I've ever been where you get …

The Fuji X100S made me a better B&W photographer

So let me share my "secrets" to getting great B&W results from the Fuji X100S with you.<br>B&W photography can give your photography a new direction<br>I …

9 Ways To Become The Master Of Your Own Mind

Many of us spend an exorbitant amount of time and energy -- not to mention money -- taking care of our bodies, and trying to keep ourselves looking and feeling our best. But when it comes to the mind, less attention (literally) is paid. Taking care of the mind can come as an afterthought, and often …

10 Things To Stop Doing Today to Be Happier, Backed by Science

I’m fascinated by the link between the way we live our daily lives and the health and happiness we enjoy.<p>There are choices that you make every day, …

Happiness

9 Ways to Improve your Ability to Focus

I’ve been obsessed with focus lately.<p>It’s a highly valuable skill in an era characterized by multitasking, smart phones and constant distraction.<p>Your …

10 Myths About Meditation

With more than seven billion minds active every moment, there are endless streams of thoughts in these minds on every aspect of creation. Some thoughts perceive reality the way it is, some are imagination, and some are simply misconceptions. While there are misconceptions and myths about many …