Monthly Archives: December 2012

Traffic Politics

In oriental languages given names are often on the right, and family names on the left. This reverses European convention and causes mix-ups in databases and on official forms. I was held-up at an airport once because the agent typed my name in … Continue reading

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Junk Life

Old buildings slated for destruction are marked with the character 拆. This biopolitical sign indicates that Sodom and Gomorrah shall be razed for the sin of being undevelopable. The neighborhoods are strewn with the rubble of Mahjong pieces and shredded … Continue reading

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