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Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 1.2 Arrival at Yangon International Airport, Myanmar.   Leave a comment


Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~Day 1.2 Arrival at Yangon International Airport, Myanmar. 

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 2.2 - Met by Tourist Guide at Yangon International Airport.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 1.2 Arrival – Met by Tourist Guide at Yangon International Airport.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 2.2 - Not checking into the airport again but into the Taw Win Hotel in Yangon.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 1.2 – Day 1 in Myanmar – Not checking into the airport again but into the Taw Win Garden Hotel in Yangon.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 2.2 - Our hotel for the first night at Yangon is the Taw Win Hotel.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 1.2 – Our hotel for the first night at Yangon is the Taw Win Garden Hotel.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 2.2 - Taw Win Hotel's Lobby.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 1.2 – Taw Win Garden Hotel’s Lobby.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 2.2 - Met by a friend at Taw Win Hotel.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 1.2 – Met by a friend at Taw Win Garden Hotel.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 2.2 - The room at the Taw Win Hotel of Yangon.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 1.2 – The comfortable room at the Taw Win Garden Hotel of Yangon.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 1.1   4 comments


Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 2.1

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 2.1 - The Group with my mother, brother-in-law Dennis, sister Cindy and her secretarial assistant Han.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 1.1 – The Group with my mother, brother-in-law Dennis, sister Cindy and her secretarial assistant Han.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 2.1 - My MAS plane is waiting for take-off.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 1.1 – My MAS plane is waiting for take-off.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 2.1 Our MAS plane is waiting for us on time.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 1.1 Our MAS plane is waiting for us on time.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 2.1 We are in flight for Yangon or Rangoon, Burma.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 1.1 We are in flight for Yangon or Rangoon, Burma.

Burma Trip 2.1 - We are flying with our national carrier - MAS.

Burma Trip 1.1 – We are flying with our national carrier – MAS.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 2.1 We are landing soon and time is 1.5 hour before Malaysian time.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 1.1 We are landing soon and time is 1.5 hour before Malaysian time.

We took off from KLIA at 1400 hours or 2.00 pm Malaysian Time and  would arrive at 4.30 pm for a flight of 2.5 hours. It was 3.00 pm for Burmese Time which is 1.5 hour earlier than Malaysian Time. The flight was smooth and uneventful.

SP Lim

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 1 Departing from KLIA to Yangon, Myanmar   2 comments


Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 1 in Myanmar

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 2 _ The luggage are ready for travel.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 1 – The luggage are ready for travel.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 2 - Travelling to KLIA by MPV.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 1 Deaprture from KLIA to Yangon, Myanmar – Travelling to KLIA by MPV.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 2 - The Signboard to KLIA.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 1 – The Signboard to KLIA.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 2 - KLIA is in sight at last.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 1 Flying off to Yangon, Myanmar – KLIA is in sight at last.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 2 - Inside the KLIA.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 1 – Inside the KLIA.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 2 - Taking the luggage onto the trolleys.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 1 – Taking the luggage onto the trolleys. Mother is smiling as our luggage are over-weight.

 

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day of travelling from Penang to Petaling Jaya   4 comments


Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day of travelling from Penang to Petaling Jaya

My mother and myself stay in Penang while my brother-in-law Dennis and sister Cindy stay in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. We took our Aeroline Express Bus at Queensbay Mall, Penang for a 4 to 5 hours’ journey to Petaling Jaya One Utama’s Shopping Centre.

We started off at 9.30 am and reached Petaling Jaya at 1.30 pm.

SP Lim

 

 

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 1 Travelling by Express Bus from Penang to Petaling Jaya at Queensbay Mall.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day of Travelling by Express Bus from the Queensbay Mall in Penang to Petaling Jaya’s One Utama Shopping Centre.

 

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Dai Corssing the Penang Bridge 2 onwards to Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day of Penang to Petaling Jaya  – The Crossing of the Penang Bridge 2 onwards to Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

 

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day 1 End of the journey at One Utama Car Park, Petaling Jaya.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ~ Day of our journey to Petaling Jaya – End of the journey at One Utama Car Park, Petaling Jaya.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ` Day 1 At my sister's house in Petaling Jaya.

Our Family Adventure in Myanmar or Burma ` Day of travel from Penang to Petaling Jaya – At my sister’s house in Petaling Jaya.

 

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5   4 comments


Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 5

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4   2 comments


Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 4

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2   3 comments


Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

The Ceremony continued with the carrying of a huge roll of carpet-like painting of the Buddhas from inside the Temple towards the exterior of the Temple by the devotees. It was then unrolled on the flat ground and then the devotees “aired” the painting by swinging it upwards and downwards many times. After which the painting was then rolled back and taken back into the Temple.

SP Lim

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Medicine Buddha Ceremony of the Ipoh Tibetan Temple at Tambun, Perak ~ Part 2

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Opposites – ” Of Older and Younger Generations “   3 comments


Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Opposites – ” Of Older and Younger Generations “

Opposites

This week, make two opposing elements come together (or clash in dissonance) in one photo

BY

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My submission for the Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Opposites – is that of this photograph entitled  ” Of Older and Younger Generations “. This was one of the series of the Indigenous Tribe of the Vietnam Highlands during my Photographic Expedition to Vietnam last year.


Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Opposites - " Of Older and Younger Generations "

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Opposites – ” Of Older and Younger Generations “


 

There are so many ways to infuse photos with drama, from choosing an unusual angle to focusing on a strong, vibrant palette. One idea I often explore is contrast. No, not so much in the technical sense of shadows and highlights(important as they certainly are), but more fundamentally: I love the power of a single frame to bring together conflicting elements. Sometimes the result is harmonious, a peaceful coexistence of unnatural allies. Sometimes the tension remains unresolved.

Sometimes it’s a bit of both, like in this recent shot I took at a castle in the Bourgogne countryside, in east-central France.

 

Opposites

These walls were originally built in the 16th century — but were covered in fresh, shimmering ivy. Together, the two elements made the entire structure all the more interesting (and, let’s admit it, more photogenic): heavy and light, hard and soft, smooth and textured, inanimate and organic.

In your photo this week, show how opposites can tell a story about people, places, or objects. The tension can reside inwhat you choose to show — old vs. new, big vs. small, dark vs. light — or in how you frame and design your shot. I look forward to seeing your entries!

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Photo 101 ~ Day Twelve : Architecture & Monochrome ~ The Thai Wat in Vietnam   16 comments


Photo 101
Day Twelve: Architecture & Monochrome ~ The Thai Wat in Vietnam

Vietnamese Thai Wat

This is a Thai Wat or Buddhist Temple in Vietnam near Ho Chi Minh City.

This is a Thai Wat or Buddhist Temple in Vietnam near Ho Chi Minh City in monochrome. I had the opportunity of taking the photograph but did not actually centralize the framing properly. We were given less than an hour to take photographs here as we were travelling quite a distance to another town.

The Thai Wat

This is another colour version of a Thai Wat or Buddhist Temple in Vietnam near Ho Chi Minh City.

This is another colour version of a Thai Wat or Buddhist Temple in Vietnam near Ho Chi Minh City. I had the opportunity of taking the photograph but did not actually align the framing properly. We were given less than an hour to take photographs here as we were travelling quite a distance to another town. Hopefully, I shall get another chance in future to shoot this uniquely designed Thai Buddhist Temple slowly and not in a rush.

SP Lim

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Photo 101

Day Twelve: Architecture & Monochrome

From geometric patterns on skyscrapers to the ironwork on historical buildings, there are many opportunities to capture the beauty and complexity of architecture.

Consider this intricate, organic “doorway” of La Pedrera, a famous building by architect Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona, Spain:

Photo – not included

Perhaps there’s a grand spiral stairwell at your favorite museum. A stunning Art Deco movie theater in your town. Or a futuristic micro-house on your block. How will you interpret this theme?

Today’s Tip: As we explored yesterday, color is a powerful element in photography. But let’s not forget black and white, or monochrome, which can be very dramatic! Black, white, gray, and shades in between interact in the frame in dynamic ways.

When we talk about monochrome in photography, we’re referring to images developed or executed in black and white or in varying tones of only one color.

Train your eye to look for architectural elements that translate in black and white: sharp lines and patterns, defined shapes, large surface areas, and a mix of very light and very dark colors. Compare the color and monochrome versions of today’s shot:

WPC Monochrome

The lines, shapes, and surfaces within the frame come alive in both versions in different ways.

If you’ve never gone monochrome, many devices let you switch to black and white shooting mode right in the camera. Or, shoot in color and convert your images to black and white (or grayscale) after in Photoshop or a free image editor like PicMonkey, GIMP, or Pixlr.

Cheers,
Josh R. and the WordPress.com Team

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Boat trip to the river mouth   4 comments


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Boat trip to the river mouth

Introduction
After a whole day without electricity. I am back at 7.45 pm after Tenaga “rewired the loose connections” of my 3-phased supply. Thanks to Chye Hong’s wiremen for “pulling out the plugs” of all electrical appliances as we thought it was short-circuit problem which was of a more common occurrence in my house. They checked every possibility and said that Tenaga meter is the problem and they are right. It was hot and sticky day because of no fan, no internet, no blogging, no TV, no fridge, no washing machine, and we are so dependent on electricity in modern time. Felt so helpless and “depressed”. Anyway, all things said it is back to normal again. I can do my blog entry again from now. Better late than never.

Tenaga is the sole Malaysia’s National Electrical Utility Company.

SP Lim
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After spending sometime walking around the small town – the equivalent of a large fishing village, we boarded our two assigned boats each ferrying 10 to 15 passengers. Everyone was required to wear a orange-coloured life jacket as a precautionary measure. Luckily, the rivers in Perak has not reported sightings of crocodiles for many years.
We passed acres and acres of Mangrove Swamps – that is why this area is also famous for the manufacture of charcoal, a cheap source of fuel for cooking in the rural areas. Some, there are white migratory egrets on these trees and barren branches. After about 15 minutes, we are right at the river mouth. In the centre, one can see a floating restaurant in red and orange. It is also served a lodging house for those interested at the rate of RM150.00 per night with a seafood dinner thrown in, as advertised by the boat-man. However, our objective for the day, was to shoot the eagles here and not for food and recreation. There are also fish cages for rearing of fishes for consumption. Trash fishes are fed to these fishes which are sold once these fishes are of suitable size. Next we headed towards the fishing village known by the locals as “Lau Kang” or translated as “Old River” Fishing Village or presently known as Kuala Sangga with a varying population staying there. Currently, a local villager said ony 28 occupants are around there as it was Sunday.
More interesting facts on the village on my next blog.

SP Lim
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