Category Archives: Random thoughts and musings

Adam Robert Young Photography September 10

Only in China!

It’s interesting the difference in how different cultures perceive the notion of “face”. People often say a key part of Chinese culture is this very idea, but I would argue that it’s a universal thing, even if it takes different forms in other cultures, or is not quite as pervasive. This photo which I took […]

Crescent Mall scene by Adam Robert Young August 01

Hunger and curiosity

When I spotted this little cutie in a Gloria Jeans cafe in Crescent Mall, Ho Chi Minh City, I wasn’t sure if she was hungry or just curious. The more I thought about it, the more I realised there’s little difference between the two, as curiosity is a kind of hunger – hunger to learn, […]


Just a quick post to remind everyone to try to see the beauty in the everyday. Here’s a shot of some pipes seen outside a hardware store here in Guangzhou – an oldie from the archives!

Regret and Observation

(This is the last entry transferred from my short-lived Wix blog.  It was originally written this morning) Wow!  I can’t believe it’s four days since the last post!  I wish I could say it’s been a busy time, but it’s more related to internet issues here in China! Anyway, let’s get down to it… What […]