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Simply put,

I love carrying around a camera, and trying to get people to look into the lens.

Monthly Archives: December 2012

Phaung Daw U Festival, Lake Inle, Myanmar

We visited Lake Inle during the Phaung Daw U festival.  Basically, it’s an 18-day festival where golden Buddha statues are taken around the lake in a special boat, which is pulled by teams of men who row with their legs instead of their arms.  It’s all really nice, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to see it again.

(Above) One of the boats that pulls the Buddha statues. (Above) This is the special boat that carries the Buddha statues.

 

(Above) During each day of the festival, the Buddha statues are brought to a different Pagoda on Lake Inle.  Men continually wrap small robes, or put pieces of gold leaf on the Buddha statues.  They take the small robes back for the Buddha shrines they have in their own homes.  The gold leaf builds up over time, until the statues are unrecognizable.

brian - seriously gorgeous! dude! wow. BrianDecember 16, 2012 - 10:04 pm

At the Market, Yangon, Myanmar

Almost every neighborhood in Yangon has a local market.  The markets are a great place to meet new people and get a feel for local life.

Hong Kong

I rarely like vertical photos, and especially not my own.  I took a lot of vertical photos in HK.  My solution to this problem was simply to make them into horizontal photos.  Simple solutions are usually the best.

 

Hong Kong

One of the things I love about living in the Philippines is that I can go almost anywhere in SE Asia for the weekend.  Friday evening, fly to HK, Sunday afternoon, fly back to Clark Airport.  Usually, RT tickets can be had for under $100.  What the hell, sometimes I just go to HK for some dumplings and tea, and fly right back… that’s how I roll.

I’m still disappointed that the HK Gov tore down the Kowloon Walled City.  It was the most densely populated place in the world.

HK Skyline from the anvil-shaped Peak Tower

We were enjoying the view in Aberdeen, when this guy came along and livened things up.

HK street food is so good.