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Union Jack

With the referendum for Scottish Independence happening as I type, my mind turned to flags. More specifically the Union Jack.

For those of you not in the know, it’s a combination of England’s St. George’s Cross,

Ireland’s St. Patrick’s Cross,

and Scotland’s St. Andrew’s Cross.

No love for Wales though.

I guess dragons are too pagan for national banners?

But should Scotland leave the Union,…

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Club Zion - Ethiopian Food and Coffee

Club Zion – Ethiopian Food and Coffee

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A Shining Restaurant at the Foot of a Hill

I think I must have passed Club Zion dozens if not hundreds of times due solely to it’s name. I’m not a club person and could probably count the number of times I’ve been to a club on one hand, so it never crossed my mind to pop in.

Ah, but thanks to the power of the internet, I found out that this was much more a bar and restaurant than anything I…

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A Tiny Funeral

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Chuseok is the Korean harvest festival. One of the most important aspects of this holiday is honoring of one’s ancestors. The family will visit the family tomb. There they will clean the tomb and prepare a meal on a stone table. For some this is an offering to the ancestor’s spirit to bring them luck, for others its a way to keep the memory alive. For others it is just a motion they have to go…

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I AM BAGEL

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One could compare the gentrification of low-laying neighbourhoods like Samcheongdong to the zombification of a populous, eager to sell their souls for the hip young generation to drop by and spend their – or their parent’s – hard earned moneys. In this destruction of the local to the infection of syphoning cash, one store owner realises that the only good name is an ironic name: I AM BAGEL

The…

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Rock Scissors Paper

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The Eternal Struggle

 

The title and theme evoke the childhood wonder and simplicity found in a game that distills the complex struggles of the world into a ‘this beats that’ triumvirate. The playfulness of the theme pervaded the work, from the haunting to the light hearted. Thirteen artists put forward their contributions towards the vision, but unlike rock-scissors-paper and death matches,…

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A ball by any other name is just as round.
When not being a Christmas monkey, sock monkey sits in a cup.
Keeping an eye on you.

The Origins of ‘Ye-ha’

The Origins of ‘Ye-ha’

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Mothers don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys

This evocative vocalization is indicative of the American cowboy. It is often used to represent joy and the foolhardy gung-ho ambition of the Wild West.

But where did this phrase come from?

Ye is actually a misspelling, from when English still used the letter ‘thorn’, which is pronounced ‘th’. However continental printing presses did not…

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