Today, one of the University of Hong Kong’s many canteens had Phở on the menu. It was a quite bleak experience, and made me homesick for Lao a little bit. But one classmate of mine liked the noodles, whereupon I decided I had to show the full variety of the extraordinarily delicious Lao noodle soups: ເຂົ້າປຽກ (Khao Piak), ເຂົ້າຊອຍ (Khao Soy), ເຝີ (Fer), ເຂົ້າປຸ້ນ (Khao Pun), ຫມີ່ກະທິ (Mee Ka Tee), and so many more.


Short encyclopedia of Lao noodle soups


I discovered this lovely sketches while strolling through the crowd at Admiralty, which is still the center of the civil uprising here in Hong Kong. They were photocopied multiple times and stuck against lanterns and walls. I do not know who drew them. They are only a tiny bit of all the creativity that the mass gatherings on the street had sparked.

Do you know the artist? I would love to meet him!

Hong Kong, JMSC

Lovely sketches from an unknown protest artist

JMSC, Online Journalism

The world’s most polite protesters in pictures

Pictures from the first days of the so-called “Umbrella Revolution” in Hong Kong, taken in Admiralty and Mong Kok during the last days. Nobody dares to estimate the numbers. But there are definitely more than 100,000 Hongkongers on the street.