Something inside me changes every time I travel. A new experience makes me appreciate life’s beauty and I feel so lucky given the chance to experience a new culture. The curiosity in me is satisfied when I learn about the history of the place and how the people coped up with the challenges thrown their way. We may come from different countries, different religions, different beliefs and cultures but we are all the same in a way – trying to find that one thing that makes our world a better place.
I am finally back after a long hiatus from my website. Sometimes, life takes you on a wild ride and we get overwhelmed with everything that’s happening. Each of us are unique individuals and we see things differently. Some may say the glass is half full or half empty. Something so ordinary can be amazing, we just need to appreciate the little things. It’s all about perspective.
This photo was taken while I was enjoying the dinner cruise along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. This man was playing aboard the ship and playing sweet tunes with his saxophone. Every time he kisses the saxophone by the mouthpiece, beautiful melody fills the air setting a very romantic mood. Now that’s some magical kiss!
Bridges are built to provide passage by connecting two islands or land masses separated by a body of water or a valley. It also provides aesthetic beauty to a landscape design like in the photograph above. This photo was taken in one of the temple complex that’s spread around Ayutthaya which is the ancient capital city of Siam or better known today as Thailand.
Home is not a physical place. Home is not the house I grew up on. I left my childhood house at a tender age to study. Don’t get me wrong. I love my family. We often communicate and when we talk on the phone or video call on the internet, I am home. I have friends scattered all over the globe and we stay connected via social networking, I am home. We are all travelers in this so-called life. Like the couple on the photo, they have been traveling around Asia for a few months and kept in touch with family and friends through the internet. Thanks to the advancement of technology, distance is not an issue anymore. I may be miles away from family and friends but home is wherever my heart is.
You may have seen them in encyclopedias or magazines and they are often referred to as “Long Neck Karen” or the “Giraffe” tribe. These ladies belong to the Kayan tribe and to the subgroup Padaung. Girls start wearing them at a tender age of 5 and more turns of the coil is added as they grow older. The women wear these coils as a cultural identity rather than to make them beautiful or unattractive (contradicting hypotheses of anthropologists).