My Beloved silver rosary, given by my Crossier brother at the lowest point of my life, two days before Christmas. I hold it every morning in my prayer, and hold it tighter in the hard times. Then I realize : I am not alone..
This yellow ukulele originally belonged to Mr. Teiji Katsuyama. He was a Chief of Technology in my office and retired three years ago. We lived in a same boarding house and almost every night, I heard him playing this ukulele. One day, he started to teach me a simple song : You are my sunshine.… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge : Yellow Ukulele
We call it : cabe Katokkan (Katokkan Chili). Its binomial name is Capsicum annuum L. var. sinensis. It looks like bell pepper but with smaller size. They have different colour : green, orange, and red. But although they have different colours, they have similarity : they are super hot and will make you cry when… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge : Katokkan Chilli
This picture was taken in Bandungan, Central Java. There are Mt. Telomoyo, Mt. Merapi, and Mt Merbabu creates this very beauty morning scenery. Let's admire the beauty of His creation in silence, as Rumi said : Silence is the language of God. All else is poor translation.
This picture was taken on my birthday in Choeung Ek Killing Field, Phnom Penh. I can not describe in words what I feel while I was there, but the lyrics of an old popular song always echoing in my mind whenever I remember this place. And in the naked light I sawTen thousand people, maybe… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge : The Sound of Silence
Lasem, a small town in Rembang, Central Java, is believed to be the place where immigrants from China built thier first settlement in 14th to 15th century. The picture above shows the Weathered house located at Dasun Street, Soditan Village. They have survived for centuries of long history and political changes. Please come to Lasem, and listen… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge : Weathered Houses of Lasem
For this first challenge in 2018, I choose this picture : And I choose this quote to be remembered troughout this year : Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong. (N. R. Narayana Murthy)