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The Castro Clergy

A few weeks ago while in San Francisco I went with friends to a haunted house, in March. Naturally, it was in the Castro.

Inside, the haunted house was populated with human actors in costume that played all of the scary roles. Zombies, mummies, spiders, and such. One of the best costumes that I saw though was a clergyman, depicted above. He had boxed wine and a white rabbit – fantastic props, and was taking photos with people.

The entire thing was an interesting spectacle, and it strikes me as the type of event that you would have a very difficult time finding anywhere else.

Published on April 27, 2013
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Man in the BART

Taken earlier this month in the Balboa Park BART station, San Francisco.

Published on April 27, 2013
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DJing on a Pedestrian Overpass in Chengdu

Last night at 8pm there was an impromptu public party on a pedestrian overpass in Chengdu. It was really fun, and lasted for several hours. This is the kind of thing that you can get away with in China that would be difficult or impossible to do anywhere else.

We just arrived with a car battery-powered DJ setup on the bridge and started playing music. You can’t beat summer time.

Published on April 18, 2013
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Inside the Sanbodhi Tibetan Cultural Center

With the help of Justin, I recently visited an incredible new place in Chengdu for the first time: the Sanbodhi Tibetan Cultural Center. Located on Wuhou Dajie above an unassuming street-level entrance, this is a massive tea house and custom jewelry shop. When you step inside of this place, you will forget that you’re in China. Every detail of the place is perfectly attended to from the clean walls, hundreds of lit candles, and lofty ceilings to authentic artwork throughout.

Here are some photos from when I visited on Saturday just before dusk:

Sanbodhi Tibetan Cultural Center

Sanbodhi Tibetan Cultural Center

Sanbodhi Tibetan Cultural Center

Sanbodhi Tibetan Cultural Center

Published on December 9, 2012
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Weekend in Bangkok Photos

This year I was fortunate enough to spend my birthday weekend in beautiful Bangkok with my Mother. She had just concluded a 2-week sailing excursion in the Andaman Sea, while I flew down from Chongqing after taking the bullet train from Chengdu.

I had a great weekend and saw many beautiful things! And, of course, got many massages.

Buddha Heads

Bangkok Alley

Bangkok Alley

Bangkok Church

Bangkok Church

Bangkok Prayer

Bangkok Skyline

Wat Pho

Wat Pho Buddha

Bangkok Temple Wall

Bangkok Taxis

In the Hotel Rembrandt

Published on December 7, 2012