reviving old traditions

Filipino tattoos

An interesting article run by BBC on traditional Filipino tattoos and a group of Filipino Americans who try to save and revive their heritage. Maybe it doesn’t radiate a professional image but it tells a fascinating story of tradition, cultural meaning and a way of life that is as ‘normal’ and ‘acceptable’ as any other.


dress code strikes yet again

I came across this one yesterday:


One of the empolyees made a good point:


I do think there’s a huge psychological impact of such policies on individuals involved and it’s not only about feeling ashamed. It’s really ironic how it’s all about living in a free country but only to a very limited degree. Sometimes your freedom of self-expression is only sleeve-thick!