“I am Mumbay”

Mumbai Mirror TV Commercial

“Mumbai has many faces. Some that evoke, others provoke. But if we were to look every one of them in the eye, we will find that all them are the face of Mumbai. It takes many stories to make this city and some need to be told.” More on the TV commercial

Mumbai Mirror website

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Spotted in Beijing: Gongti Nan Lu

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[Photo: Beijing, Gongti Nan Lu ©Iris Mir, MirInAsia, 2012]

RestingMops_BeijingSeries no.4

[Photo: Beijing, around Gulou Dajie ©Iris Mir, MirInAsia, 2012]

15 Yuan

Spotted in Beijing: Légumes store

[Photo: Beijing, around Gulou Dajie ©Iris Mir, MirInAsia, 2012]

Forbid, Forbid, Forbid!

Spotted in Beijing: Chaoyang Park

[Photo: Beijing, Chaoyang Park ©Iris Mir, MirInAsia, 2012]

Language Is More Than Speaking

“Yes, collaborative experiences, international exchange and technology, as Lawrence Summers argues, should play increasingly important roles in education at all levels. But that doesn’t mean that learning languages other than English is less vital.

Language is much more than a tool for accessing information. Language is the very “stuff of thought,” to use Steven Pinker’s term. It is the palette from which we draw all the colors of our life, and people who speak multiple languages have a larger palette and richer set of colors to draw from than those who are monolingual”. (Keep reading @ The New York Times)

(Via @AsiaSociety)

WishTree_Beijing Series no.3

Spotted in Beijing: Temple Dong Yue Tan

[Photos: Beijing, Temple Dong Yue Tan ©Iris Mir, MirInAsia, 2012]

Creative Ice Skating

In Summer they are used as outdoor swimming pools. However, during the cold Beijing Winter they are used as ice skating rings. During Chinese New Year vacations Beijing citizens like to enjoy the ice with their family members.

Be creative and find your very own way of ice skating.

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[Photos: Beijing, Chaoyang Park ©Iris Mir, MirInAsia, 2012]

People gather at the temple Dong Yue Tan to welcome the year of the Dragon

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[Photos: Beijing, Temple Dong Yue Tan ©Iris Mir, MirInAsia, 2012]

‘Death Beads’: South Korea’s New Way to Honor the Deceased

“Beads are all the rage in South Korea, but it’s no fashion trend. These beads are made from the remains of dead relatives. As an alternative to traditional burial methods, South Koreans are taking relatives’ ashes and transforming them into shiny blue-green, pink or black beads”… Keep reading @ Time

(via @SouthKoreaDaily)