Rice Farming - Photographer Weerapong Chaipuck
A vendor sells traditional food at a local market in Kabul, Jan. 7, 2013. (Omar Sobhani/Reuter)
Iconic scenes your bound to see in Sri Lanka is stilt fishing.
An old tradition around Sri Lanka, stilt fishing had disappeared after the devastating tsunami that hit the country and other parts of the Indian Ocean, but soon the people returned to their customs, and now you can spot them sitting on their uncomfortable stilts, hoping to catch something.
FIREFLYS - Photo: Tsuneaki Hiramatsu
Tsuneaki Hiramatsu knew something was up. It was the end of December and his amateur photo bloghad suddenly jumped from a handful of visitors a day to thousands. The telephone customer service agent and hobby photographer was surprised.
“I was like, what happened?!” says the 35-year-old Hiramatsu, who lives in Okayama City, Japan.
What happened was that Hiramatsu’s long exposure and time-lapse photos of Japanese fireflies had started to go viral. Someone, somewhere, had re-posted his photos and they were spreading across the blogosphere like wildfire.
Yaeba teeth – they make you look like a little girl, apparently.
The latest crazes from the Far East include double eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), whereby Asian women have their eyes reshaped to look more Western. Even more creepy is the ‘yaeba‘ treatment, which involves giving girls deliberately crooked teeth to make them look more - you guessed it – childlike. Its tough being a girl, but it’s even tougher in the Far East.
(HH: pandering to pedophilia. Yikes! I Googled it, because I had not been aware of this trend in denistry, and it is really out there. That and the eyes made to look like dolls. EEssshh. Why don’t those men just get blow up dolls and be done with it.)
Not minding being favored or dishonored, one watches the courtyard flowers bloom and fall. Not caring whether to leave or to stay, one follows the clouds on the far horizon as they roll and unfurl.
Hong Zicheng: 洪自诚; Hung Tzu-Ch’eng, 1572-1620 was a Chinese philosopher who lived during the end of the Ming Dynasty.
HH: A Worthy Undertaking