A dialogue between illusion and another

Silhouette of tree and its reflection.
Plants with reflection of trees.
ripples

虛實、實虛,這石頭一落,漣漪一起,虛實一線,浮出了面?

I did intend not to caption this series to illusion and reality, even though it might fit the image more… in certain ways?! Yet, in Buddhism’s point of view, everything is Maya (illusion). Illusion or reality is like chicken or egg to me, not a question to answer. The moment is what I captured, and has left (in) me, no matter it’s illusion or reality. Living through moment to moment seems matter more…

At War for Peace

Napa Lake in Shangrila, Yunnan, China.
At war for peace I
Napa Lake in Shangrila, Yunnan, China.
At war for peace II

Napa Lake in Shangrila, Yunnan, China.

The same lake presents extremely different faces within an hour.

Can’t help thinking of… “Through the turbulence, peace is near. “

Be patient and calm, then, the dark night of the soul will be crossed… hopefully…

Shanghai blue

The Oriental Pearl Tower.
The bund.
The bund.
The Oriental Pearl Tower.
People at the bund.
The Oriental Pearl Tower.

A city that I live for past four years, still full of mysteries to me by far.

A city that constantly changes, memory becomes so hard to be recalled.

Perhaps, it’s her nature, none can ever see through it.

Yet, you fall for it, eventually.

– Shanghai Blue

情繫.海上迷霧

生活了四年的上海
到現在依舊說不出來對它的感覺
有過太多人問我喜不喜歡上海
從沒正面回答過

從一開始的過客, 到逐漸熟悉
一千多個日子裡
有太多的糾結, 雜陳
近代歷史文化政治衝突濃縮在平常微不足道的日子裡

我, 有時候的我, 不是我, 是一個小台灣

唯獨沈默時,可以全然感受上海
獨自一人純粹的上海
至於喜不喜歡
就讓它繼續曖昧吧

I fight, therefore I survive.

A group of young kids in Klong Toey slum (Bangkok, Thailand) train in an afterschool program of Muay Thai (Traditional Thai kick boxing) at an outdoor gym with poor condition underneath the expressway. The training program has limited budget but provides kids with opportunities to keep off drugs and out of gangs in the slum. Furthermore, hope to make them out of the slum one day.

Young boy rests after Muay Thai training.
Kids train in an afterschool program designed to keep them off drugs and out of gangs.
Young boys train in the evening
Young boys train Muay Thai at the outdoor gym underneath expressway.
Child boxer looks with admiration at his trainer while he helps him with his gloves.

P.S. Pray for Bangkok.