Fashion and Beauties of Vietnam

Long sleeved camera assistant in HCMC, Vietnam

Long sleeved camera assistant in HCMC, Vietnam

On the first full day of my 20-day visit in Vietnam, I noticed something very obvious and conflicting, with my eyes while in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).

Everywhere I go. Everywhere I look. The thermometer read +35C (95F). The heat. The humidity – oh the humidity – it was about 95%. Luckily by this time, I had started to acclimatize to the crazy hot heat of Asia – this took 1.5 months. However, it still felt like a ginormous sauna / steam room to me, every time I leave the comfort of air conditioning. Continue reading

Ice storms are beautiful…

On the eve of December 21, 2013 – Most of Ontario, including Toronto got a hit of Winter. It just so happens to be the shortest day of the year, the Winter Solstice.

Personally I love the aftermath of Ice storms – okay maybe not the damages caused (fallen power lines = power outages, broken tree branches, traffic interruptions). However, I find a unique serenity associated with the beauty of frozen water molecules and the thoughts the abstract forms provokes…

These are some photos I captured in my neighbourhood – Trinity Bellwoods.

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Ohhh… How I miss Istanbul…

Standing in Europe looking at Asia - Love the winning combo (Istanbul, Turkey)

Standing in Europe looking at Asia – Love the winning combo!!

The abundance of delicious, fresh fruits - Istanbul, Turkey

The abundance of delicious, fresh fruits.

Oh Medusa - sculpture of Medusa is used as base of column in Basilica Cistern, Istanbul, Turkey

Oh Medusa… – sculpture of Medusa is used as base of column in Basilica Cistern

Reflections of columns inside Basilica cistern - Istanbul, Turkey

Reflections of columns inside Basilica cistern.

Symbolism at play - inside Hagia Sofia, Istanbul, Turkey

Symbolism at play – inside Hagia Sofia

Be Happy - vendor inside Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey

Be Happy – vendor inside Grand Bazaar

Stand tall - Galata tower of Istanbul, Turkey

Stand tall – Galata tower