VOGA Letter #2 – LGBTQ+ News in Asia

BBC: Chinese government is banning gay content online. Netizens are not happy about it. Korea Times: Korea’s “Queer Parade” continues to gather large crowds and supporters, as well as opposition groups. Channel NewsAsia: Gym users in Singapore complained about another gym goer’s tank top that says “GAY BUT NOT YET EQUAL”. ABS-CBN: Laoag City government

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VOGA Letter – LGBTQ+ News in Asia

Indonesia Muslim group, Muhammadiyah calls for Starbucks boycott over the company’s policy on gay marriage. Joining in the call is Malaysia Malay rights group Perkasa. The call for boycott was made after a video of Starbuck’s CEO, Howard Schultz shut down a shareholder’s comment over it’s pro-gay marriage stance made its round in chat groups

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The Ballad of Merchant’s Lane

It’s been a difficult week – making plans and trying to decide which and what to do. But being a photographer, I must make sure that at the very least I have one photoshoot in a week, at the very least. So with all the limitations, I decided to just shoot my friend in a

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Conquering Conkers

What I like with traveling, or being in a foreign place in general is that you’ll find many interesting things that are unique to that place or culture. Obviously, what I have in my hand in the picture above is simply horse chestnut. But in the UK, they use this to play a game called ‘Conkers’.

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Friendship

So, as promised, here is another photo taken from the weekend I described in my previous post. It was in the same evening, just about after we went a bit uphill from where the sheep was playing around in the field. And this photo is truly captivating. These are my friends whom I had the

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In the Countryside

Back in summer 2013, I had the chance to spend a weekend at a friend’s place with a few other close friends in a countryside near West Yorkshire, England. It was a great weekend, and I enjoyed it immensely. I lived in London for almost 4 years, and I realised that I hadn’t really explore much of the UK outside

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