Batabor remembered how she left home that day. Except for the intermittent sounds of gunfire, she thought her neighborhood was quiet.
A Filipino domestic worker in Hong Kong once dreamed to improve her family’s house. After over two decades of working and getting involved in political activities, she dreamed something greater than for herself.
One of the city’s tourist attractions for its centuries-old stilt houses and salt pans, dried fish and seafoods, Tai O screams out for salvaging.
Scottish surfer travels to and fro, then settles in Hong Kong.
By Lorie Ann Cascaro HONG KONG — Amid teeming monopods being sold cheap in the city’s street markets, locals still go to selfie studios for good quality photos. Banking on such demand, three entrepreneurs had savored success after the first year of its start-up company that stands for their youthfulness. “Our name says it all,”… Continue reading High quality photos make a selfie studio prevail
He was silent, but his mind was not.
By Lorie Ann Cascaro on December 24 2013 4:57 pm VIENTIANE, Laos (MindaNews/24 Dec.) — In a small country where majority are Buddhists, Christmas is definitely not elusive. Back in my home the Philippines, Davao City is already teeming with Christmas decorations. The façade of the city hall, for example, shimmers with colorful lights at… Continue reading Cold Christmas away from home
By Lorie Ann Cascaro on November 22 2013 7:39 pm VIENTIANE, Laos (MindaNews / 22 Nov) – Welcome to “Disneyland”! It is a mosaic of blue, black and white polyester unevenly blended with brown soil surrounded by green shrubs and bushes. It was a gloomy Monday morning and the air is redolent of putrid residues… Continue reading Another Day: A story about living in Vientiane’s wasteland
By Mindanews on November 1 2013 3:39 pm SEOUL, South Korea (MindaNews/1 November)—The Philippines and Laos have been famous to Korean tourists. Last year, South Korea was the top source of tourists for the Philippines with over one million arrivals, while nearly 54,000 South Korean tourists visited Laos. Here, two foreign students, a Filipina and… Continue reading A Filipina and a Lao woman in Seoul
By Lorie Ann Cascaro on October 24 2013 5:59 pm People swarm into a small village in Vientiane to see the Naga fireballs themselves despite others’ belief that the phenomenon is but a legend VIENTIANE, Laos (MindaNews / 24 Octet) – Somewhere around 7 p.m., visitors and the villagers of Pakngum in Vientiane see hundreds… Continue reading On the Lao side, Naga fireballs remain…