24 Aug 2012

The Brilliant, Beatific Betel Nuts of Kaohsiung

We endeavored to explore the process, history, & taste of Taiwan’s infamous narcotic delight; the betel nut.

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19 May 2012

In search of the Taiwanese Oyster Omelette 蚵仔煎

I’d heard a lot about the oyster omelettes, but somehow it wasn’t something that I’d run across, probably because it’s so hot in Kaohsiung most of the time, who wants to order a piping hot omelette?

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07 Apr 2012

Yanshui Fireworks Festival (鹽水蜂炮): Bottle Rocket Orgy

Yanshui Fireworks Festival (鹽水蜂炮)  travel video shot  in February, 2012; appropriately enough at the beginning of the Year of the Dragon.

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07 Apr 2012

Yanshui Fireworks Festival(鹽水蜂炮): a Scorched History

The Yanshui Fireworks Festival (鹽水蜂炮) is considered to be one of the most dangerous festivals in the world (see links at the bottom,) which isn’t a surprise considering that the entire object of the festival is to get hit by as many small explosives as possible, in the guise of being provided better luck.

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28 Mar 2012

Yanshui fireworks festival documentary (teaser trailer)

I got myself into the thick of things on this one; and have the burn marks on both my body and my camera gear to prove it. My mic-protecter still smells like firecracker papers.

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