1. Survived my first boxing match in shooting a story on Macau eclipsing Las Vegas as Asia’s Casino-land — and now bringing in another Vegas staple: professional boxing. Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios. 

    Shot November last year for @ESPN Magazine. 

    Story by Tim Struby. @nickyloh this is what happened when we were ringside alongside!  

     
  2. Making lunch. #rural women #china #zhejiang #aging #onassignment #sonyRX1r @viiphoto

     
  3. Are you smiling today? Come on, even the parking meter is! Join in the @viiphoto group show SMILE! at @artsbrookfield by sending your pictures is smiles onto social media with #ArtSetFree and #ShareMySmile! Exhibition details: http://artsbrookfield.com/event/smile-a-photo-anthology-by-vii/#.U0YMga0ninn. #regram from Seremban, Malaysia, the town where my folks met and fell in love.#artsbrookfield #viiphoto #everydayasia

     
  4. I’m watching you. A mahjong den in #Meizhou #Guangdong#southern china. The nearest big town to the village my great grandfather left for Malaya from and where my grandfather return in the 1940s to join the Chinese Communist guerrillas and was executed by the rival Kuomintang in 1949, leaving behind his family in Malaya and a pivotal piece of family history no one wanted to talk about for 60 years. #family #roots #history #china @viiphoto @everydayasia #everydayasia #iphoneonly

     
  5. Looking out from inside the run-down Sim / Shen family ancestral hall 沈祠堂. I’m back to visit after we left four generations ago and my immediate family hadn’t visited for 62 years until I did in 2011. But hey the local dog doesn’t know that and was checking me out. Granddad Shen Huansheng 沈焕盛 came back to join the Communist guerrillas here in the Chinese civil war and was executed by Kuomintang soldiers in mid 1949. Locals believe he would have been an official in “new” Communist China otherwise. A pivotal period in our family’s life, and the rest is history. 3 April 2014. #family #roots #overseaschinese #hakka #qingming #清明 #guangdong #meixian @viiphoto

     
  6. Cheers, Granddad. 干杯,爷爷。I hope you liked the tea and Hakka wine I poured for you on Friday.
    Visited my paternal grandfather’s grave and martyr’s monument in our ancestral village of Gaoshang, Taoyao Township, Meixian, Meizhou, in Guangdong province, four generations after great-grandfather left here for Malaya.
    A school principal, community leader and then newspaper chief editor, granddad was water-boarded by the Japanese in Malaya, imprisoned by the British for writing anti-colonial newspaper editorials and then returned to our village to join the Chinese Communist guerillas up in the hills. He was arrested by Kuomintang soldiers who were retreating towards Taiwan and shot in a mass execution in mid 1949, a few months shy of China’s ‘liberation’ by the Communists. He is buried here at the foot of a obelisk to him. We swept his tomb and offered him food, wine, tea, new ‘clothes’, hell money and fire crackers for Tomb-sweeping festival #Qingming#清明。 #family #roots #hakka #guangdong #overseaschinese

     
  7. Relatives burn incense and hell money at our ancestral grave. Gaoshang village,Meixian, Guangdong, 诰上村,桃尧镇,梅县,广东. Visiting my paternal ancestral village, for tombsweeping festival for the first time, swept the tomb of my grandfather, a local hero martyred in the Chinese civil war in 1949, executed by the Kuomintang. #family #roots #hakka #客家人
    #China #华侨 #overseas Chinese

     
  8. Red or dead. #chicken #market #urban #guangzhou #china #redsocks #everydayasia #sonyrx1r @viiphoto

     
  9. Night lights. #guangzhou #china #urban #广州 #城镇 @viiphoto #everydayasia #sonyRX1R

     
  10. It’s a jungle out there. #cafe #guangzhou #china #iphoneonly #everydayasia @viiphoto @everydayasia

     
  11. "There was an old woman who lived in a shoe". #Shenzhen #China #深圳 #中国 #iphoneonly #igasia #everydayasia @viiphoto

     
  12. #China Dream #中国梦 #深圳
    #Shenzhen #everydayasia #igasia #iphoneonly @viiphoto

     
  13. Coming and going. In the land of transience. #shenzhen #china @viiphoto

     
  14. Boxes. #AiWeiwei #onassignment #portrait #iphoneonly #beijing @aiww @viiphoto

     
  15. Join us @everydayasia as we take over the @newyorkerphoto feed this week! Last September, I posted from the streets of Beijing to the @newyorkermag feed for a week. This week, the new @everydayasia collective — with colleagues all over Asia — will be sending images from where they are! @everydayasia was recently started to capture slices of daily life across fascinating and varied Asia — vignettes which might not come through as much in mainstream media. We were inspired by @everydayafrica. Please join us on our journeys!
    #everydayasia @viiphoto