Joyce, the chef …

September 4, 2016 / 0 comments

I know I’ve been lazy about writing new blog posts. I do have tons of excuses like working a lot, traveling and having many other things on the plate right now. It’s not that I don’t have plenty of strangers to write about. I met plenty of new faces and also took some pictures. It’s…

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the old fashioned way …

July 28, 2015 / 5 comments

I know I’m often posting strangers I found in Taiwan. Does it mean that Taiwanese are pretty open to have their pictures taken? I’d say, yes. Taiwanese are friendly and very polite people, still being interested in strangers crossing their way. Or is it the fact that wherever I travel, I bring stories back. Even…

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Graduation Day

July 4, 2015 / 0 comments

Today, Saturday June 26th, is Irene’s big day. Today, she graduates from a Taipei school with a bachelor degree in international business. Today, Irene is all smiles and happiness as the picture shows. She must be hot in the black robe and the hat. It’s 38°C outside and even hotter inside the crowded Sun Yat…

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free hugs

June 8, 2015 / 0 comments

On the way back from picking up my mobile phone at the police’ lost and found office my friend Nico and I passed by Liberty Square again. We found a group of young people offering free hugs. It turned out the students from Yang Ming University were not only there to give free hugs and…

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painting the world new

March 7, 2015 / 3 comments

when i met marc he had no home, he slept in the stockroom of the pizzeria he worked for as a delivery boy. marc was born in 1984 and learnt house painting after he finished school. while painting houses he discovered his creative talent. he quit his job, moved to another town and started to…

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me and giggling school girls

February 13, 2015 / 4 comments

one day in early january this year i visited the tel aviv museum of art. a friend recommended a photo exhibition and so i gave it a try not knowing what to expect. the museum is huge and filled up with interesting and inspiring exhibitions of many different modern art styles. it is allowed for…

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stefan cuts hair …

December 23, 2014 / 0 comments

… but it’s not just that. He does it in his beautiful store in the middle of Munich. I always wanted to take some pictures in the store since it is very nicely designed in a retro style. The store window featuring old style images and a record player as well as the inside with…

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vintage girl

November 22, 2014 / 0 comments

abby is joey’s and sarah’s daughter. i met her in the acrade place in coos bay i reported a few posts ago. she is a pretty little girl of maybe seven, as old as i was when i jumped from that spring board to earn money for gaming. sarah disclosed me whispering that abby loves…

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people like their pictures taken

November 3, 2014 / 1 comment

Most people like their picture taken and also shown as long as you ask nicely. You need to be OK with being dissed as well. However, I seldom had someone reject my request to take their pictures. It’s different if you move in and take a shot while you walk by and get them by…

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before and after

October 27, 2014 / 0 comments

retired people have lots of time. they have so much time that they are busy all day long. and the earlier they retire the busier they become over years. bob retired from the army and he is busy like hell. when i came along his place in a small town of victorian style in california…

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