Cloudy Passage

Film by Markus
Filmed on iPhone 4

Music by Alvaro
“Cloudy Passage”
Waka No 12
from Ogura Hyakunin Isshu read by Kaseumin.


The Monk Henjo

Let the winds of heaven
Blow through the paths among the clouds
And close their gates.
Then for a while I could detain
These messengers in maiden form.

Arab Sympathy for the Zionist Movement

“We Arabs, especially the educated among us look with the deepest sympathy on the Zionist movement. Our deputation here in Paris is fully acquainted with the proposals submitted yesterday by the Zionist Organisation to Peace Conference, and we regard them as moderate proper. We will do our best, in so far as we are concerned, to help them through: we will wish the Jews a most hearty welcome home.”

Prince Feisal Husseini, King of Syria and Iraq, 1919



Unseen Photos from World War One

Walter Koessler Project - Unseen Photos from World War One

Walter Koessler Project – Unseen Photos from World War One

Walter Koessler project

“As I was getting ready to leave home after Thanksgiving, almost two years ago, my mom said she had something to show me. She pulled out a big black photo album from under our coffee table, casually laid it out in front of me, and blindsided me with the most meaningful, wonderful project I have ever undertaken.

This is my great-grandfather Walter Koessler’s photo album from when he was an officer throughout all four years of World War One.


As soon as I saw this, I knew I needed to research it carefully and share it with the world. For the most part, there are no captions for the photos, so that research has been a big challenge. I’ve gone through the album many times, interviewed family members, reached out to people online, and visited one of the places in the album.

My family has also saved a box of about a hundred more stereographs that show WWI in 3D. I’ve since found that my grandma saved hundreds of the original negatives from both the album and the stereographs, and they’re practically pristine. It’s a formidable, and frankly somewhat intimidating collection. Nearly a hundred years later, it seems almost impossible that these things have been kept in such great condition, and I’m so grateful my family has let me take charge of it.”



Bad News/Good News Bible

The Bible is a book of bad news and good news.

First the bad news: Human beings are sinners. Our sin separates us from a holy and righteous God, provokes his wrath, and causes us to ultimately suffer death and eternal separation from Him. (Rom. 3:23, Rom.1:18, Col.3:6). More bad news: We are without excuse. As a result of our wickedness, we have suppressed the truth about God made known to us and are deserving of his righteous wrath. (Rom. 1:16-32)

That’s a bitter pill to swallow, but it’s not the end of the story. There is good news.

Continue reading Bad News/Good News Bible

Lok’s Top Tips On How to Shoot Video on a DSLR

If you like the guys and girls from DigitalRev, you’re going to love these videos.

This is what Lok gets up to while Kai’s on holidays camping at Heathrow.

In these two videos, Lok goes through basic techniques of DSLR video shooting. And not only that, you get to see Lok’s cat.

Pretty awesome, eh?!

Lok C Top Tips: How to record awesome videos on a DSLR

Lok C Top Tips: How to record awesome videos on a DSLR part 2

Lok C Top Tips: How to record awesome videos on a DSLR Part 2

What Should I Blog About?

Blue Mountains corporate photography by Well Finished Pjotography

If you’re stuck with no ideas as to what to blog about check out this list of five ways to be inspired:

5 Uncommon Ways to Get Fresh Ideas for New Blog Posts

And once you’re done reading the above blog post, and still don’t know what to blog about, go and feast your eyes on this killer list of ideas. There’s bound to be something for everyone here.

The Big List of Content Ideas