Jun Ji-hyun illi commercial

Korean commercial and promotional images for cosmetics brand illi (by AmorePacific), featuring actress Jun Ji-hyun. The illi skin care products are based on oriental medicines; it’s a bit of a trend these days to integrate old wisdom (of traditional oriental medicines) in modern products.

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Hong Kong protest seen from above

Thousands of demonstrators, many of them students, have occupied the streets in Hong Kong to protest Beijing’s decision to vet the candidates for the Chief Executive of Hong Kong election in 2017 (which technically means Hong Kong can only choose a pro-Beijing leader, kinda makes the election pointless.)

This is a video taken from a drone, originally by Nero Chan on Facebook, on September 29. The crowd has reportedly got even bigger in the past couple of days and will probably continue to grow during this holiday period, as China is celebrating its National Day on October 1.

Not sure how this is going to end. I don’t think Beijing is going to back down on this; they may resort to force if the demonstration continues, which is something I don’t want to see. For my friends in Hong Kong, stay strong, whether you are on the streets or against it. Peace.

Love Japan by David Parkinson

A cool video by Australian filmmaker David Parkinson as he travelled through the heart of Japan with his girlfriend. To be frank the contents aren’t anything special, but the cinematography is top notch. Featured places include Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Nara, Tokyo, Nagano and Hokkaido.