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  • Hope in the Modern World

    Hope in the Modern World

    Sadako Sasaki was two years old when the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The impact of the explosion blew Sadako out of her bedroom window and she very nearly died. Though she survived the blast, the radiation eventually gave her leukemia and doctors insisted that she wouldn’t live longer than a year. Sadako’s story so…

  • Aliens, Death Threats and a Free Flight to Brazil

    Aliens, Death Threats and a Free Flight to Brazil

    After he offered to pay my way to Brazil, I took the bait and told him to book the tickets. He said he’d email me the details on getting the free ticket, and that I’d have plenty of time to contemplate my errors while in the emergency room. I didn’t realise yet how deep this man’s hatred went, and…

  • The Dark World of Balinese Cockfighting

    The Dark World of Balinese Cockfighting

    On an otherwise uneventful day in Bali, I found myself standing in the sweaty crowd of an illegal cockfight. Being the only white person present, I was left wondering what I was doing there, and more importantly, why I was betting money. I know many of you reading this are already reaching for your pitchforks and blazing torches, and that’s…

  • Guide to Vice Magazine

    Guide to Vice Magazine

    Here’s my take on Vice’s 311-page “best of” edition, covering all 72 issues from 2003 to 2008. If this is their best of the best, I wanted to see how good it really was. I’ll be covering the first 100 pages, which contain three sections: ‘Vice Guides,’ sex, and lastly, drugs. Each Vice article will have…

  • My Journey Into Aokigahara Jukai – The Suicide Forest

    My Journey Into Aokigahara Jukai – The Suicide Forest

    Disclaimer: Firstly, there are a lot of images and videos in this post, so I had to break it up into 10 pages to save loading time – you will see the page numbers on the bottom just before the comments section. Secondly, everything written below actually happened, nothing is fabricated. Lastly, and most importantly,…