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Malaysia's usually polarised political discourse has been even more polarised since the release of former attorney general Tan Sri Tommy Thomas' memoirs.
AFTER taking a two-year hiatus from acting, Shima Anuar (pic) will soon be back on the big screen in a movie titled Albab Ding Ding, reported Berita Harian.
PANAMA CITY: Asia is a great potential market for Panama, as the Covid-19 pandemic and the storms Iota and Eta last month have impacted the production and export of specialty coffee in the country.
For months, designers, models, makeup artists and film crews in India worked to create the fusion of the physical and virtual fashion week, adapting to the virus restrictions.
The coronavirus and Japan's soft lockdown cut geisha engagements to nothing and forced the women into days at home.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Koiku lives in a Tokyo apartment, loves to read manga comics, and to play with her Scottish Fold cats. But as evening nears she paints her face with white makeup, dresses in a layered silk kimono, and goes to work - as a geisha.
TOKYO (Reuters) - - Ikuko, the "big sister" of Tokyo's Akasaka geisha district, came to the capital to seek her fortune in 1964, the year Tokyo first hosted the Olympics. But the novel coronavirus pandemic has made her fear for her centuries-old profession as never before.
A handful of geishas now offer their traditional arts in the most modern of formats – Zoom calls.
Foreign nationals are sometimes surprised by Japan’s “motenashi” hospitality. Shop staff are astonishingly polite in their interactions with customers, and if you go to someone’s home you’re given the royal treatment.