Today is so relaxing. I think my energy tank is filled up for next work week. (Hay! Hay!) I was in JF Library this morning reading modern architecture – a recent interest. I don’t exactly know where this is heading but my interest usually diversifies whenever the daily activities become a routine. So when I was back in the library (finally!) to return the first architecture book I borrowed, I spent another 2 hours reading Tadao Ando‘s approach in architectural design.
A photo of Church on the Water from the book Tadao Ando: The Colours of Light
Most of the time, the beauty of nature is enough to persuade us to travel. Sure, some of us still like to visit the Eiffel Tower of Paris or the gigantic Burj Khalifa in Dubai but, for me, they don’t compare with how I still long to see again the sunset in Red Land of Yunnan, yearn to see Yellowstone of US or pray hard to experience Aurora Borealis in Alaska.
Wash me and I shall be whiter than snow. – Psalm 51:7
You can be in any moment of your Past because you love all the memories you have made.
You can be in any moment of your Future because you can’t wait your dream to come true.
But in Traveling, you have to be in the moment of your Present because this is the only chance to experience anything in real time.
Appreciating local people doing their work
Watching local people cooking
Studying your way to your destination
Looking for a huge art wall, parked bicycles and a black leather gang…well, accidentally.
Being in the crowd but don’t forget to also look up.
Watching people having great conversation
Observing local people during their usual day
All photos were all taken from Taipei City of Taiwan in 2010.
Bunsongpayat and Lalabonejing.
Some crazy things we do! Haha
August 25, 2011 – Bondi Beach, Sydney
I was not sure if this woman was just either thinking deeply or she knew she would be a perfect subject for photographers.
Photographers were drooling over the beauty of Red Land. Who didn’t?
It was perfect. Just Perfect.
You know I always take wild flowers. Haha.
After almost half a year, here I am, still amazed by Yunnan’s beauty. I still feel that feeling I felt when I witnessed the Red Land with my own eyes. It felt like I was in another world seriously asking God if He really created this. I know that Philippines has the same kind of rice terraces (you should visit Banawe Rice Terraces!) But, Banawe Rice Terraces gives me a different feeling… a feeling of naturalness…tranquility… Red Land is vastly different. Red Land soothes innocence. Purity.
Both of them have their own kind of beauty and somehow I was held in…uhum…custody by Red Land.
October 27, 2012 – Dongchuan Red Land, Yunnan