I took a car in late afternoon on Qing Ming Day to drive along the Muong Hoa Valley from Sapa to pass villages of Y. Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Tavan to Giang Ta Chai. This photo was taken from the road side, overlooking terraced rice fields in the Valley. I love the lyrical atmosphere unique to the moist and green spring.
清明节的黄昏，从沙壩出发沿Muong Hoa谷地一路开车经Y. Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Tavan几个村子到Giang Ta Chai。路边随处可停车观看沿谷地建的梯田。爱这早春独有的郁郁葱葱的诗意。
Halong Bay may be too touristy, but one still encounters moments like this, transient possibly, standing on board a cruise boat. The whole of the crowds, the noise and the bustle faded. I was immersed in the holy beauty of creation, feeling at home in a strange corner of the world.
The colours of spring get more vivid in light drizzle of a spring morning.
Happy Year of the Dog! This Cheongsam doll was born from a felting workshop I attended during the Chinese New Year’s holidays in one of the industrial buildings in Ap Lei Chau. I chose the red wool thread to make the dress as it would exude a strong Chinese festive sentiment. Adorable, isn’t it? I’ve decided to take her to all my future travels so that she could leave her little footprints along side mine.
Chinese New Year's Eve. Narcissus in full blossom and mist of floral scent in the air. Beautiful and quiet, ready for another cycle.
Trying out my new FujiFilm X-T2 with an FX 16-55mm on the way home.
And what remain are those green hills, witness of the red glow of sunsets, countless times.
Today was an auspicious day! This enamel mug with “囍” (double happiness) in a pile of stuff on a corner of a shop along Yung Shue Wan Main Street that the shop owner was giving away for free. In my parents' time, this was one of the most popular wedding presents in China, among small red books and Chairman Mao badges. Of course it stood out as more practical and humanistic. No one would really wanted to to stack up tens of identical red books in their wedding chambers.