Saturday, July 15, 2006

Globalisation

Two steps forward and two steps back..
I did reverse some steps to confirm that it was the "shuang-hsi" [ the yellow chinese graph] that i saw hanging over the window. The symbol which means "double happiness" is a special chinese character used during chinese wedding ceremonies.
I have lots of "wh- questions" because not everyday that i get to see something (or someone) which is related to my cultural background. But nevermind, am just happy that it gave me this photo opportunity and something to blog about!

16 comments:

John said...

A little window to the world!

edwin s said...

and the world isn't that large frontier unexplored anymore. as long as we hold on to our cultures, we're fine. we can be anywhere learning and sharing.

I know how you feel. I was the only Asian in the German village I stayed in for 4 years. Eventually they all became my friends and many beers were had to send me home when I finally had to leave.

Kala said...

interesting photo - the window frame really gives it a personality of its own with the wear and tear =)

Kris said...

kala : thats exactly what i like about it as well, the rustic look :)

edwin : you are exactly the type "been there done that" , huh?! must be a great experience for you! i felt like alien at first ! i think the best as soon as we get off guard and be ourselves it's not hard to be part of the communitiy :)

John : how true!

Jazzy said...

Lovely post.
Have a great weekend.

bob said...

Charming shot. I have lots of "wh" questions too. Where are you from? What are yo doing in a little town in Hungary? :-)

edwin s said...

yup, been there, done that, bought the t-shirt, and would gladly go do it again. ;) I love travelling and meeting people. I studied in germany and have many fond memories and have many more beers to drink.

Terra Vecchia said...

toc toc toc il y a quelqu'un?

selana18 said...

It's a window to the world , to different cultures as John said .Sometimes it is very difficult to be a part of another community ...

Neorelix said...

Intriguing. Great texture and tone from the colours and framing but also a glimpse into another's life. Love it.

Juggerpix said...

Very cool shot! The cropping is exact, the window frame has a lot of character, and the symbols are all lit in the lower right of each pane. Fantastic shot!

maiylah said...

maybe somebody from Asia lives there? :)
wonderful shot, Kris!

Louz said...

It interesting to watch this photo come in from top to bottom (I have a slooow connection). It was like watching a story unfold. And then as you say there are more questions, who are the people who's window that is??

Kris said...

Bob : hahahah :D well, if you've my profile, I'm from Malaysia . Currently doing nothing there except for taking photograph and on off English conversation lessons. i moved here 'cos of my boyfriend..hope that answered your questions :)

maiylah : i know for sure that building has no asians. Asians = chinese are traders and they stay in one big house all together not far from town centre ..haha, i even knew that!

selena : yes, well I think you neeed to warmth up to them and vice versa . Not everyone will accept you that for sure :)

terra : naturellement quelqu'un vit là ;)

edwin : someone like you is easy to blend into things. am sure you're always centre of attention ! heheh, i meant in nice way ;)

thank you all for stopping by :)

deji77 said...

Liking this alot. Love how you used the window pane to frame the shot.
I too was confused about your background. Thanks for clearing it up.

Kim said...

This is just an exceptional shot! I love every aspect of it, and it's made that much more interesting by your comments. There is a story there behind that window that we want to know. Kudos!
-Kim
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