Saturday, August 19, 2017

Ramen Confidential

Ueno, Tokyo

This ramen shop near Ueno Station in Tokyo is busy and very different from any other ramen shops. There is no table for two, or four, or ten. Every customer, in theory, is sharing a long bench but in their own little compartment, separated by a panel divider. The ramen would serve right up to customer through a window. Nobody is able to peek on anyone’s ramen. Privacy is honoured here. The sight and sound of a delicious bowl of ramen is ONLY for you, the customer, to enjoy.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Rain and Umbrella

Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

To many people in Hong Kong, umbrella certainly holds a very different meaning other than a device used as protection against rain or sometimes sun. But today at Sai Ying Pun, umbrella is simply an umbrella — always the best companion in a rainy day.