Monday, September 18, 2017

Art and Nature

Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-Air Museum, Ueda, Japan

There is something unique about seeing art in the outdoor. This particular piece really caught my attention. It is one of the many beautiful sculptures being exhibited in the Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-Air Museum, located on a plateau, 2,000 meter above sea level. It is the only outdoor art museum in Japan at such a high altitude.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Three Colours

City of Markham, Canada

Their hijab are in different colours. They are mother and daughters. Like many Syrian families, they come to Canada — this land of colours, to seek for a new beginning for their lives. We met them in a community BBQ event to celebrate Canada 150. Though we did not get to talk a lot, but their laughter and enthusiasm for new friendship have touched many of us.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Ramen Confidential

Ueno, Tokyo

This ramen shop near Ueno Station in Tokyo is busy and very different from any other ramen shops. There is no table for two, or four, or ten. Every customer, in theory, is sharing a long bench but in their own little compartment, separated by a panel divider. The ramen would serve right up to customer through a window. Nobody is able to peek on anyone’s ramen. Privacy is honoured here. The sight and sound of a delicious bowl of ramen is ONLY for you, the customer, to enjoy.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Rain and Umbrella

Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

To many people in Hong Kong, umbrella certainly holds a very different meaning other than a device used as protection against rain or sometimes sun. But today at Sai Ying Pun, umbrella is simply an umbrella — always the best companion in a rainy day.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Four Friends

Toronto, Canada

Four young people from four different countries met each other after arrived in Canada, sharing a friendship that goes beyond language and culture.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Doing It Together

Toronto, Canada

A Syrian mother doing craft work with her young son in a community event for Syrian families that have settled in Toronto area after arrived from different refugee camps in Jordon and Lebanon.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sitting Down

Markham, Ontario, Canada

A lady sitting down in the middle of a community event to enjoy a moment of her own.