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This is Richard Duardo, and You're Not

USA | Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | Views [346] | Video | Scholarship Entry

I think I figured it out. Displacement excites me. The act of placing myself somewhere, feeling uncomfortable until I finally fit in. It's my little addiction, a small tear in my soul that makes one disappear into that adventurous abyss. And then the ... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Film Scholarship to Mexico

Photos: My Scholarship entry - A 'place' I have visited

JAPAN | Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

In the western corner of my room, an unsystematic assortment of photographs hangs by a piece of artist's tape. Some belong to me while others had been viciously torn from a favorite magazine or book. The perforated scars still line the edge. As the ... Read more >
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Tags: city, fish, greenland, greenland, japan, kent yoshimura, nature, scholarship, travel

My Nameless Introduction to Fighting

USA | Friday, 4 May 2012 | Views [516]

I got tricked into doing Karate; not by my parents or peers, but by a gimmicky enrollment box a nearby dojo put up in a family friend’s restaurant. They plastered “Win a FREE Karate lessons” in gaudy colors next to photographs of overly excited children ... Read more >

Tags: diary, kid, martial arts

Perspectives in Otaru: My Scholarship entry - A local encounter that changed my life

JAPAN | Sunday, 22 Apr 2012 | Views [618] | Scholarship Entry

Twenty-three years older, and I still can’t place myself anywhere. I had successfully escaped Tokyo - its garish demeanor and unearthly rhythm – and traveled north to rearrange my jumbled sense of humanity. Within Hokkaido’s staggering spaciousness ... Read more >

Tags: japan, otaru, sushi, travel writing scholarship 2012

Photos: The Places We Will Go!

JAPAN | Friday, 1 Jul 2011 | Flickr Photo Gallery

Photos from Japan
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Photos: To the City (March to May)

USA | Tuesday, 8 Mar 2011 | Flickr Photo Gallery

Los Angeles to North Carolina to New York to San Diego
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Photos: Glimpses of everything in between and afterwards

WORLDWIDE | Friday, 22 Jan 2010 | Flickr Photo Gallery

Favorites from Everywhere
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The Fighters - Thailand Dangerous Part 7

THAILAND | Saturday, 15 Aug 2009 | Views [337]

He rushes in, senseless, lost in the rush of adrenaline and the fear of the fight. The poise he exhibited in training disappears. Tizoc throws a few overhands that catch his opponent, a stocky Thai fighter with a bulged forehead, but his opponent jabs, ... Read more >

Tags: fighters, martial arts, muay thai, thailand

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