Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree

hellooo! after 1 month of hibernation, i’m finally back. :) apart from my day job which keeps me busy most of the time, i am now busy attending to my husband doing wife duties. my life indeed changed after my husband arrived. gone are the boring days of eating alone and spending long hours in the computer. in short, i have a REAL life now! haha!

i don’t have any exciting stories to tell at the moment. so for now, i’ll just share my throwback thursday worthy photos for this week’s photo challenge. the photos were from a holiday trip with my singapore colleagues at bangkok 2 years ago, our first and last trip together before we disbanded. haha! so much has changed for me and my friends since this trip — two of us are now happily married, one is almost there and two of us relocated here in new zealand. looking at the photos brings a smile to my face and made me realize how much i miss singapore, southeast asia, my friends and my once carefree life. :)

here’s our own version of hangover bangkok edition along soi cowboy. yep, we included this in our itinerary! haha! despite walking along the busy red light district, we are all a bunch of wholesome individuals enjoying beer, pad thai and laughter (no ping pong shows for us). ;)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colors

it’s weekend again and it means, it’s weekly photo challenge time. thanks to wordpress dailypost community for the good ideas (^_^). and so, this week’s theme is about colors. here’s my photo entry for the week. (to be honest, i’m just lazy to blog and all i want to do is sleep, eat and relax in this cold weather…hihihi)

colorssouvenirs at asakusa 

this picture was taken at one of the souvenir shops at asakusa in tokyo, japan. as you can see, tourists are not allowed to take pictures of them (you should buy it!!!)…but i was able to sneak one shot. one.naughty.bad.ass.

i wish to be able to go back to japan again someday, perhaps in kyoto or osaka so i can see the beautiful sakura blossoms during the spring.next time, there’s always a next time. ;)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

foreign \ˈfȯr-ən, ˈfär-\: situated outside a place or country; situated outside one’s own country; born in, belonging to, or characteristic of some place or country other than the one under consideration; of, relating to, or proceeding from some other person or material thing than the one under consideration; alien in character : not connected or pertinent; related to or dealing with other nations; occurring in an abnormal situation in the living body and often introduced from outside

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these are the photos that crossed my mind when i found out about this week’s photo challenge. this was taken during a solo trip at bali, indonesia. i was visiting one of the temples when i saw these reminders posted at the entrance gates. as a traveler, i was curious as to why having a period is not allowed inside the temples. of course, i do respect the balinese culture and i’m blessed not to have one during that time of visit. honestly, it still puzzles me. :)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” – Abraham Lincoln 

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this photo was taken during a holiday trip at a beach in phuket, thailand. i saw this couple kissing and hugging each other while watching the sunset. it was indeed a very romantic moment for the lovebirds enjoying the beauty of the sunset while enjoying each other’s company.

more of this week’s photo challenge here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

“health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” -Buddha

it’s saturday again and another time for weekly photo challenge. i’m running short of topics to share so i’m mostly relying on the friday’s challenge. hopefully soon fingers crossed, i’ll be able to post something ‘exciting’ here (watch out for it!).

this week’s theme is all about BIG (literally or figuratively)…and these are my photo entries.

this picture was taken last year at wat pho or the temple of reclining buddha in bangkok, thailand. i was very keen to see this statue of the big buddha since i first learned about it from the movie ‘the beach’, which is one of my favorite movies. this is very huge standing 15m high and 43m long.

this picture was taken at odaiba shopping center in tokyo, japan. this larger than life gundam robot reminds me of my childhood days when i used to watch japanese cartoons and tv shows during weekends and afternoons after going home from school.

lastly, this photo was taken during a trip at ta phrom temple at angkor wat in siem reap, cambodia. the growing trees among the ruins makes this place one of the most visited spots at angkor wat. this place was also used as a location for the movie ‘tomb raider’ by angelina jolie.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

“solitary (adj) – state of being alone; without companions; unattended; living alone; avoiding the society of others by itself; characterized by the absence of companions without help or accompaniment”

this photo was taken during a recent ‘solitary’ travel in tokyo. i was bound mt. fuji, hoping to have a glimpse of the beautiful mountain. unfortunately, i did not see anything due to the bad weather. while waiting for the trains to arrive, i enter this dark waiting room to see an old woman sitting at the corner and must be waiting for the train as well. of course, i was fascinated to see someone in flesh wearing a kimono. i guess most of the elderly still wear the traditional attire after all.

i was just sitting there with her waiting for the train to arrive. because that’s all we can do, to sit back and relax. just like in life, waiting patiently for things to come. because as they say, “the hardest tests in life is the patience to wait for the right moment”.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life

thank God it’s weekend again! i’m excited to see what’s up for this week’s photo challenge. i’m starting to love this weekly activity.

the theme for this week is ‘everyday life’ like things, people and the activities they do on a daily basis…so here’s my photo entry.

this picture was taken during a recent tokyo holiday vacation. i’m meeting a friend at shinjuku mrt station for dinner plans. as you notice, the time in the picture was around 7-ish evening, which is a peak hour for most commuters going home from work. shinjuku mrt station is one of the major and busiest interchanges in tokyo with millions of passengers passing through everyday.

wherever part of the world we are, trains or subways plays a major part of our daily life. personally, i prefer riding trains since they’re cheaper and faster. though the only thing that i don’t like about it is standing for an hour or more especially during busy hours.

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