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The Power of Fan Films

With the release of “The Empire Strikes Back – Revisited,” I’ve been in a bit of a Star Wars mood. Given that Revisited is a fan project, my mind has lately turned to thinking about other fan projects. 632 more words


Room to dare

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Adrian Zecha
Azerai resorts

MUCH of the media buzz surrounding Azerai Luang Prabang – a lush new resort in the UNESCO heritage site in Laos – has largely been to herald the career ‘comeback’ of Adrian Zecha, the much lauded hotelier who set the standards for luxury hospitality when he created the Aman stable of resorts in 1988. 2,198 more words

Money Matters

Hoshino Resorts Tomamu, Hokkaido Ski Trip

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Hoshino Resorts Tomamu, Hokkaido Ski Trip

I have a confession to make.  I don’t like the cold.  I don’t like to wake up in the morning and not want to get out of bed because it is freezing outside.   1,660 more words


Time for gyokuro !

What to drink in late winter or early spring? In Japan, the big tea brands released in February the “haru-machi cha” (tea for waiting spring), or other blend with the same kind of naming. 1,022 more words


Thin brittle furskins?

Hi Folks!

Looking for some input on approaches to thin brittle skins of small furbearing creatures. I’m thinking of garments made of rabbit, hare, and arctic ground squirrel in particular, where the skins are sewn together and we often see tears through aged or brittle skin that threatens the integrity of the garment. 216 more words


Top Five Star Wars Fan Films of 2016

With film technology becoming more readily available to blooming film production companies, 2016 has brought some of the best Star Wars fan films to date. There are fans out there that don’t like to think outside of what is considered canon, but I believe that these independent story tellers often have interesting takes on current characters and a knack for introducing new blood into the current themes. 1,067 more words

Darth Maul

Fan Film Friday - Hoshino (A Star Wars Fan Film)

Welcome to Fan Film Friday!  Here we have another Star Wars Fan Film to add to the pack of many.  However, do not be dissuaded as this is one of the finer entries in Star Wars Fan Film.  134 more words