Close to 90% of Burmese are Buddhists.
We were lucky to witness the Shinbyu ceremony.
The path to becoming a monk (Bhikkhu) or nun starts with being a novice (Samanera) at tender age.
Meeting people is my favourite part of any trip.
We could learn something about local folks by their attire, posture and activities.
In Bagan or rural town, a hard day labour could earn 1500 Kyats (USD2). It reminds me how lucky am I when I ordered my Starbucks coffee. These construction workers at Yangon invited me to take of picture of them. They were so contented with just a glimpsed of their photo from the LCD screen.
Despite the hard life at lower rank society, many Burmese are still friendly and very religious.
Every individual has a story behind them. So the faces and portraits always make longer impression than the sceneries. I am glad that I met them (and many others) in the past few months.
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There is a story behind every face.
As a passer-by, I did not have the chance to get to know everyone I met.
For that 1 second when they gave me a good eye contact, I know there lie a universal kindness.
Could you see the story their eyes were speaking to us right now?
People is my favourite subject during travel.
And children offer the purest smile and friendship.
Children are the future hope for any nation, and man-kind.
This post is dedicated to the people of Nepal for their hospitality.
Firstly I have to give a big THANK YOU to our trekking guide and porters. Two handsome guys in the picture above who look like Bollywood stars are Krisna and Kumar. Other heroes who assisted us in a big way were mentioned in the Poon Hill trek.
Due to the harsh environment and unstable politics, many Nepalese are living below the poverty line.
Many Nepalese men have to leave home and find a living abroad in countries like Malaysia.
We stopped over at Lumut (Perak) on our way from Ipoh to Kuala Lumpur. We were lucky to watch the Chinese Opera performing at the local Chinese temple.
We were even luckier to be granted access to the back stage and take a few pictures of the performers preparing for the evening show.