Joining Forces across the Globe
Joining Forces across the Globe
8 October 2011. Seoul / DakarWe have joined forces with Brazilian freelance photographer and documentary film maker Marcos Piani. Together, we will produce multilingual articles and documentaries focusing on pure grass roots initiatives. We are looking forward to bring captivating stories of change that would otherwise remain below the radar ...
MWTV
Migrant Worker televisionSeoul, Korea. April 15th, 2010An independent television channel operated by migrant workers from several Asian nations aimed at supporting their nationals who are employed in South Korea.

We visit their center and make a small contribution.


NameMigrant Worker Television, Seoul, South KoreaAim"gathering the voices of migrant workers in Korea and ...
July 12. The human predicament.
This day is intentionally left out. Writing this some weeks later, I can hardly remember what I did. I guess I hung out with my new friends in Seoul. Played pool on the 28th floor of an apartment building overlooking greater Seoul and the surrounding mountains we hiked a few days ago. Watching movies and ...
June 25. A Nobel Writer.
I walk around the Namdaemung area, and enter the famous market. A Japanese history writer takes me into his friend's Ginseng store. He has written some books about Korean-Japanese history.
"Five books. But I still very poor."
-"Aren't most writers?"
"You will have success. Be Nobel writer."
His friend smiles. "Nobel writer." he repeats nodding ...
June 25. Pleasures.

Seoul is a city of pleasures. I mean, it's a brilliantly composed ouverture to heaven with all its incredible restaurants, comfortable private cinemas (DVD-bang), relaxing saunas, karaokebars, 24-hour-nightlife, well-kept parks, shining glass facades facing every street - and quiet Buddhist temple retreats.

I start resuscitating my hibernating writer side today, so blog entries ...
June 23. Seven Lively Sins.

Let's do nothing today! Look around a bit, peek in a bookstore, and read some theater. Walk the busy center of Seoul, observe the people moving on and off. I am shocked that Namdaemun, the "Great South Gate" has been burnt down by some lunatic protesting againt the incumbent president. It is perhaps the ...
June 22. What does Literature do?
So I live in a megalopolis again. I'm so behind with the writing I need to make long hours in fancy coffee houses here. It's hard work to keep up with the poignancy. After repeating yourself a few times, reactions will be lame and "whatever". It ages too fast. Writing that is not thought through ...
June 20. Serendipity.
An early flight to Seoul. I am so careful not to miss it that I spend the night in the airport. Twenty box for my taxi driver it's a long way from downtown Taipei to the international airport. I arrive there at 2am and try to lay down on the chairs (why don't they have ...