Recommendations of the month


September 2020

BOOK: ‘The Woman in the Dunes’ (1962) - Kōbō Abe, Japan
MOVIE: ‘Starry Starry Night’ - Tom Shu-Yu Lin (2011), Taiwan
TV SERIES: ‘Boys over flowers’ (2009), South Korea
SONG: ‘I Wouldn’t Know Any Better Than You’ - Gentle Bones, Singapore
QUOTE: ‘一日三秋’, ‘a single day apart seems like three seasons.’, China


BOOK: ‘Kwaidan’ (1904) - Lafcadio Hearn, Japan
MOVIE: ‘Shutter’ (2004) - Banjong Pisanthanakun & Parkpoom Wongpoom, Thailand
TV SERIES: ‘Strangers From Hell’(2019) - Lee Chang-Hee, South Korea
SONG: ‘Bye 请慢走’ (2020) - Joey Chua 蔡卓宜, Malaysia
QUOTE: ‘Muộn còn hơn không’ - ‘Better Late Than Never’, Vietnam

November 2020

BOOK: ‘The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life’ (2016) - Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh, China
MOVIE: ‘The Bacchus Lady’ (2016) - E-Yong, South Korea
TV SERIES: ‘The Naked Director’ (2019) - Masaharu Take, Japan
SONG: ‘từ chối nhẹ nhàng thôi’ (2020) - PHÚC DU (feat. BÍCH PHƯƠNG), Vietnam
QUOTE: ‘Padi Makin berisi, makin merunduk’ – ‘The more substance a rise grain has, the more it bends’, Indonesia

December 2020

BOOK: ‘Snow Country’ (1948) - Yasunari Kawabata, Japan
MOVIE: ‘Somewhere Winter’ (2019) - Wang Weiming, China
TV SERIES: ‘White Christmas’ (2011) - Kim Yong-soo, South Korea
SONG: ‘This Christmas’ (2017) - Taeyeon, South Korea
QUOTE: ‘Anak, ang pasko ay pagmamahal na nakikita sa gawa’ - ‘Christmas, my child, is love in action’, Philippine
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