China’s (lack of) flags, explained

Contrasting with a rich mythology populated with dragons, three-legged crows and bixies, anywhere in China there it should be a flag, there is always the same one: the Five-Star Red Flag.


Moving (back!) to China

China is the kind of place that more often than not will make you feel not just misplaced, but more like you have landed in some extrasolar planet.



Border couriers, Zhuhai – 边境走私, 珠海

Always lurking around the stairs to the lower levels of Gongbei Underground, these professionals are a helping hand dodging border restrictions at Gongbei Port.

Macanese customs


Coat of Arms of Sinaloa – Escudo de Armas de Sinaloa

This mosaic below represents the Coat of Arms of the Free and Sovereign State of Sinaloa, designed by the painter and heraldry scholar Rolando Arjona Amabilis.


30 thoughts on my 30th birthday

I would never think this day would ever come. It always seemed too far and unconsciously, I decided to plain ignore it. Today, it is my birthday. Cheers to my damn self! ;)