Weekly photo challenge: abandoned

As we were walking away from the Blue Mansion (scroll down for pictures) on the streets of Georgetown in Penang, Malaysia, my mother signalled me to look down.

Look. A shoe for your collection.

I looked down with that excitement I get when I see an abandoned shoe. There’s something about them seems to make the world a smaller place. To find out more about what I mean, check out my Random Shoes page.

I looked back at her.

Every time I see a shoe on the road or beach, I think of you.

She smiled and kept walking.

At that moment, I couldn’t tell mame how much I was touched by this small gesture. Hopefully now she knows.

Thank you for this, mame. Every time I see an abandoned shoe now I will think of you too.


This was an entry for the WordPress Weekly Photo Photo Challenge: Abandoned. Join in!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

For this week’s challenge, we are supposed to share three shots of the same subject. I took these candid shots between nephew and uncle during the Lunar New Year holidays.

IMG_0379A sweet uncle and nephew moment.

IMG_0380But wait! What’s that?

The unsuspecting uncle gets a little surprise: a nephew’s fart!

Hard to get angry with that face.

If you’re interested in joining this week’s photo challenge, click here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie – Sunbeams & Raindrops

If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. – Roald Dahl

Sunbeams Selfie

Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. ― Rumi

Rubberboot Selfie

These are my entries for this wee’s Weekly Photo challenge: Selfie.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Objects of Nature

In my last entry for the “Object photo challenge, my objects were more on the abstract, unnatural side. Now we go back to the beach on Tioman Island, Malaysia and find objects that are still abstract, yet this time, all natural.

The objects are worth a close look. Click on a picture to see a slideshow of the gallery.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

After a long hiatus from WordPress’s Weekly Photo Challenge, this week’s prompt has pulled me back in: object. During my family’s recent trip to Tioman Island in Malaysia, I found many curious objects washed up on the shore.

Based on my pictures, you may think the beach was filthy. This is not the case. This is how beautiful the beach was.

Tioman Island

I just happened to find a small treasure filled patch. Perhaps, the rough rainy season waves were the cause of these little quirks.

I’m just keeping the legs


Taking out the good china

Didn't like the china

Then on a little hike to “town”, I found this bike chain melted into to asphalt. It was a hot day, but not this hot.

Bike chain in asphalt

Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning from Korea!

For this week’s photo challenge, Good Morning!, let me take you through my Sunday morning.

When I stepped outside this morning, this little guy was at the door.  Mystery solved about the faint knocking sound I heard previously. The knock of a praying mantis is nothing like its grip. ;-)

This morning’s breakfast was a bit more special than usual. Yesterday we went to Gyeongju, and this ancient city is well-known for its famous, Gyeongju Bbang (bread). Each time I go there, I pick some up. Although it’s usually eaten as a snack, in my opinion, it makes for a hearty breakfast. The perfect companion to a strong coffee.

Don’t let them fool you. That isn’t chocolate. They’re filled with sweet red bean paste.

After breakfast, it’s time for my morning meditation: sit for a bit and then journal.

And now, my Sunday is coming to an end. If you’re in the Western hemisphere, your Sunday is just beginning. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside the Art of Kusama Yayoi

“Polka dots can’t stay alone. When we obliterate nature and our bodies with polka dots we become part of the unity of our environments.”
― Yayoi Kusama

I went inside the Daegu Art Museum tired and unsure. I came out obliterated. This is the art of Kusuma Yayoi.

Posted for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside.


See us?

Here too. Reflections upon reflections.


Me and some polka dots. Time to obliterate.20130914-205159.jpg




Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea (married on Mavillette Beach, NS)

As I was browsing for photos for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea, I found these: my sister‘s best friend’s wedding.

Dear Natalie, this is for you…. and a song you might remember. Scroll to the end for this beauty. ;-)




“Natalie, oh, she’s pretty!”


I don’t know if Natalie remembers, but I used to sing this song anytime she came over. I still remember her giggles. Oh, the silliness.

Photos taken in the summer of 2010

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea – Gwangalli surfers & night lights


Say it with me,

Gwang-  ahhh  –  ly

I love the way it rolls off my tongue.

For my second post for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea I bring you Gwangalli Beach, Busan, South Korea.

Gwangali surfers

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. – Isak Dinesen (Karen von Blixen-Finecke)




My first post: Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea (East or Japan?)