Social media blackout: where is the world?

Sunday mail Belén Fernandez WHEN the big social media blackout of October 4, 2021 hit, I was in the picturesque village of Himarë in southern Albania, with my feet propped up on a balcony railing, halfway looking out at the Ionian Sea, waiting looking forward to the release of Al …

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How to perfect stir-fry to master Indochinese dishes

A few years ago my Beijing-based brother sent me a photo of a restaurant menu where “Hakka noodles” was listed under “Indian Cuisine”. This should come as no surprise as Indochinese food is its own thing. The non-charity food purist will say it’s neither Indian nor Chinese, but the reality …

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10 games to play if you love Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli was founded in 1985 and has since grown into a household name around the world. They’ve made animated films that span a wide range of genres, time periods, and even worlds. From friendly spirits to mischievous giant babies, Studio Ghibli films have always had a certain charm. And …

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