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The digital life is oppressive sometimes. Because we are now able to record every single second of our life, some of us are in constant fear leaving any moment left unrecorded. So much so that we have become slaves to our digital memory, and failed to enjoy the moment itself without any assistance lfrom our […]

Trains! Trains! Trains! I love trains. Before a long trip, I will make sure to buy some snacks to munch on. And I did in Sri Lanka. This was about a month ago at Colombo Fort Station.

[2830] Let’s go crazy

I tried to do some night photography in one of Galle’s narrow streets. I’ve got a walking something instead.

When was the last time you had a shoeshine? Not my best photograph, but I like it. This was within the Colombo Fort.

Colombo is a hard city to love. Dusty, dirty, chaotic, ill-maintained. I got cheated for USD55 on the first day there and that soured my mood badly. And oh, the honking! But the city facing the full might of the Indian Ocean is colorful and lively. There is a chaotic order imposed from the ground-up. There […]

I have just returned from my Sri Lanka backpacking trip. I needed that vacation but now that it is done, I am suffering from a mild holiday blues. It is a kind of depression that makes you go back to your photo collection and relive the journey. I took a train down to Galle from […]

Oh fuck it. I can do this from my phone. Imagine a bus. Not the docile Blue Buses in Ann Arbor. Not a Greyhound. Not the bus to Bondi. No sir. Imagine a bus without air-conditioning zooming across the tropical central Sri Lanka, manufactured probably in the 1980s, somehow surviving almost four decades of abuse […]

There is an old wooden Buddhist monastery in Inwa. And inside it is a library-school.

The sun was setting and I was late. I was the only foreigner on the boat crossing the river from Inwa to the other side. As I was making myself comfortable on the boat, a local came on with his bicycle. I thought, the man and his bicycle would make a nice photo. This turned […]

[2722] Innocence

Two kids somewhere south of Mandalay. They were following me around and they were more than happy to pose for a photo when I pointed my camera at them. Notice that they are smiling but the monk child in maroon has his right foot bandaged. And look at the feet of the kid at the […]

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